Outdoor Activities

Whether your preschooler loves to play games like kickball or hopscotch or prefers nature activities like planting flowers or watching birds, we have plenty of fun outdoor activities to get your child off the sofa and into the great outdoors.

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The 8 Best Inflatable Water Slides to Turn Your Yard Into a Summer Oasis
From built-in water cannons to bouncy houses, up the ante on outdoor play by bringing the water park to your own back yard.
The Family Guide to Gardening with Kids
Make your plans and plant seeds now and, come summer, you’ll have your pick of flowers and food. You’ll also cultivate some essential life skills: When kids tend to plants, they learn to care for the little things—and one another.
How to Plant an Edible Garden with Kids
Spend time with your kids outside and show them where their food really comes from (not Trader Joe’s). And once they grow those leafy greens, they might actually eat them too.
How to Turn Your Backyard Into an Adventure Playground
Gather empty boxes, wooden planks, and rocks or sticks in your yard to encourage open-ended exploration, problem-solving, and self-directed play. 
6 Ways to Get Your Child Comfortable in the Water
Even if you yourself can’t even dog paddle, there are plenty of ways to help your little ones get comfortable in the water and learn to swim.
Make Your Neighborhood More Fun
The best way to get your kids to turn off their screens is to make it less boring to play outside.

More Outdoor Activities

6 Earth Day Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers
It's never too early to teach children the importance of keeping our planet clean and learning how to reduce, reuse, and recycle. With a little guidance and supervision, toddlers and preschoolers can complete these easy, fun, and free Earth Day projects.
Family Fun: Apple Picking
The time is ripe to take the family and friends to a local orchard. Savor the fall sunshine while you play fun games and enjoy fresh seasonal snacks.