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10 Backyard Activities

10 backyard activities

Summer is in full swing! Are you ready to keep the kiddos busy with outdoor activities? We have some great ideas to create some magical moments in your backyard!

Pool noodles: They aren’t just for pool use anymore. Check out these awesome activities using these inexpensive toys from!


Construction Site Gravel Pit: Let’s face it; kids are obsessed with construction vehicles. Build your own construction site for little ones to haul and build in! Get some inspiration from The Imagination Tree’s construction zone.


3…2…1…Race! Turn your sidewalk or driveway into speedway for little racers in their Step2 Easy Turn Coupes! Available in pink and green.


Tic-Tac-Toe: This activity is a 2-in-1! Kids can use colorful paints to decorate rocks and then you can create a board for them to play a classic game of Tic-Tac-Toe!


Backyard Obstacle Course: Create hours of fun by creating obstacle courses right in your backyard! Check out these great ideas from Playing and Learning Begins at Home’s blog:


Kerplunk: For those who like to build and construct, check out this remarkable homemade Kerplunk game from !


Capture the Flag: Safe climbing adventures should be on every child’s summer checklist. Play a fun game of capture the flag with Step2’s Skyward Summit!


Bubble Snakes: No summer is complete without some bubble fun! Kids can compete to see who can make the longest bubble snake.


Nature Scavenger Hunt: Take exploration to a new level by sending the kids outside to collect items in their natural environment! The Taylor House has some lists to start your explorers on their way.


Basketball: Invite the neighbor kids over for an action packed game of basketball. Use Step2’s Shootin’ Hoops Pro Basketball Set to help build your child’s shooting, running and jumping skills!


Which of these great ideas will you implement into your outside play routine? Please let us know!

Enjoy the sunshine!

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