Are you stuck for ideas on how to entertain your kids? Maybe you want to introduce some games that will encourage them to be more active. Outdoor games could be perfect, enabling your kids to have fun and exercise at the same time.
So what types of outdoor games are there? As you might expect, they vary considerably in terms of size and price. Don’t worry though – the biggest, most expensive toys and games don’t have to be purchased. Many children are easily satisfied with smaller games.
Starting at the smaller end of the spectrum, a kite can represent a great gift. There’s nothing quite like the thrill of watching a kite soar up into the sky and they are also relatively cheap to purchase. You’ll obviously need to find an outdoor space that’s big enough to enable you to fly one but they also provide a great excuse for a family outing.
What other options are available? Bikes and trikes are always a winner and they come in all shapes and sizes. If you don’t have a large budget then check out your local classified ads – there could be some good deals available. If you’re keen that your children should play within the confines of your garden then you might be looking for different, less mobile options.
A paddling pool can be particularly good fun in the summer months – you may also want to invest in a selection of water toys to go with it. If you’re looking for something on a larger scale then you may well have spotted the current popularity of trampolines. Trampolines have become very popular because prices have been falling and because they encourage exercise. Many models are perfect for the whole family too.
Climbing frames, slides and swings are all great fun. They may be available at a local public park, or you might choose to purchase smaller versions for your own garden.
Finally, simple ball games are always a great success. As you can see, there are plenty of options when it comes to outdoor games and activities.