Looking for some fun outdoor and indoor crafts and games for the kids? We've got a few fun ideas for ya! P.S. We're obsessed with this fish bowl.
Possibilities are nearly endless! Play a game of kickball, dodgeball, catch, soccer, volleyball or bocce ball, just to name a few.
Remember these? What goes around comes around (hopefully). Have kids personalize a boomerang with permanent markers or stickers. Then go outside and have a contest to see who can throw and catch their boomerang the most times without dropping it.
Flying Disc Golf
In an open space like a park or backyard, set up laundry baskets or totes in various spots. See who can land their disc in the containers with the least number of throws.
Split kids in pairs to stand opposite each other and pass the disc back and forth. Whichever team can go the longest without dropping the disc wins.
Evenly divide kids into teams and mark two areas as “Scoring Zones” for each team. Players score by catching the disc in the scoring zone, without running with it.
For a fun-filled afternoon, head to HSTV.com and see exactly how to make a Gelatin Dig.
Jump Through Hoops
Set up hoops in various positions across a yard or other open space. Have kids run across or leap from hoop to hoop. For a finish line, stack hoops on top of each other so kids must jump inside.
Place multiple hoops on the ground in any pattern for kids to hop through.
Lay hoops on a driveway and use chalk to write numbers in the center of each. Toss bean bags into hoops. Whoever has the most points at the end wins.
Cut open the top of a small watermelon (or any large melon) and hollow out the inside with a melon baller. Pour about ½ cup of baking soda into the hollow watermelon, then squirt in some dish soap. Next, pour vinegar into the watermelon and wait for the fizzy reaction.
Mix equal parts water and cornstarch with preferred amount of food coloring. Pour mixture into a squeeze bottle. Create designs on sidewalk or driveway. (Don't worry, it washes off with water.)
Ice Cube Paints
Fill ice cube tray with water, add food coloring as desired and place it in freezer. Once partially frozen, add a wooden stick for a handle, then place back in the freezer until completely frozen. Let thaw slightly and brush across paper like a paintbrush.
Water Balloon Pinata
String up water balloons under a tree or from a play set for kids to swing at! Serve a fresh-fruit snack on the side to replace the traditional piñata candy.