Activity ideas for the holiday

Kids playing outside

Outside play – the most important part of the day

  • Ball skills: kick a ball/catch a ball/bounce the ball/play hockey/play golf/throw a ball into a target/throw a ball against the wall and catch it
  • Play on the jungle gym: crawl through the tunnel/climb up the slide/hang upside down/play on the monkey bars
  • Play hide and side/play touchers
  • Messy-play: cut the grass using scissors/cut flowers and make arrangement/cut leaves and make animals/bake mud cakes
  • Swim
  • Play in die sand pit
  • Ride a bike/go-kart
  • Roller-skate
  • J-board
  • Hopscotch
  • Jump rope
  • Jump trampoline
  • Swim
  • Croquet
  • Plan and do an obstacle course
  • Paint the fence/garage door using brushes and water
  • Pull all the weeds from the flower beds
  • Hit nails into wood/screw screws into wood
  • Blow bubbles
  • Draw on the cement part of the garage – use chalk
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Shoot marbles
  • Ring toss: toss rings over a can
  • Hoola-hoop
  • Swing-ball
  • Look at the figures/objects/shapes in the clouds
  • Frisbee
  • Sack-race: child places both feet and lower legs in a bag and has to jump like this
  • Throw water balloons against the wall
  • Egg-race: place an egg in a big spoon and race without the egg falling out of the spoon
  • Shoot water guns
  • Walk like different animals e.g. bear-walk/walk like a gorilla/walk like a lion/kick like a donkey
  • Play on a slip-a-slid
  • Throw beanbags through the opening in a ladder
  • Going walks around the neighborhood/hiking trails

And before mommy goes crazy; let the kids have some screen-time and hide away in your own room with a good book and a glass of wine or coffee

Visist my Facebook page ‘carlagrobleroccupationaltherapist’ for more activity ideas

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