10 Favorite Outdoor Activities {Dr. Mom Series}

Happy Friday! We are loving the warm, Springtime weather that has finally arrived in Alabama. One of my favorite things about the warmer months is being able to be outside and filling our lungs with fresh air. Obviously, pollen isn’t the best ever, but the benefits of sunshine and fresh air are amazing – mentally and physically. This Dr. Mom tip doesn’t cost a thing – free Vitamin D3 and oxygen.

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I thought it would be fun to share our 10 Favorite Outdoor Activities

1. Ride bikes

Ridley loves to go bike riding with his daddy. It amazes me how well he keeps up, but it must be his young, strong legs.

2. Go on a walk

We’ve been going on walks after supper. It’s one of my favorite times of day. I can relax, breathe deep and enjoy being with my family.

3. Draw with sidewalk chalk

When I need a few moments of quiet, I send Ridley outside to draw some sidewalk chalk pictures. Ahhhh!

4. Blow bubbles

When we’re at home, Ridley enjoys playing outside blowing bubbles and watching them float and pop.

5. Go fishing

Ridley loved catching his first fish a few weeks ago, when fishing with his uncle. Fun times!

6. Have a picnic

Several times a week, I serve Ridley his lunch on the back porch or in the back yard. He loves it and I do too.

7. Work in the garden

A few weeks ago, we worked outside planting flowers and herbs. There’s something invigorating about getting your fingers in the dirt. :)

8. Play catch

On weeknights, while I finish up supper, Ridley and Ernie go outside and play catch. It’s so fun for them and Ridley really has some athletic talent.

9. Play at the park

We love to go on park play-dates with friends. So fun!

10. This is where you come in! What outdoor activity do your children love?

I can’t wait to hear your thoughts, so we all have a lot more ideas to encourage our families to enjoy more time outside for our health!




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  1. My boys are older now, but when they were younger we had a small pool (inexpensive at Wal-Mart!) in our back yard and they loved playing in that! They would have all kinds of containers they filled with water and loved measuring and pouring! When it was time to go inside, they loved watering the outside plants and flowers with the water. :O)
    Enjoy the weekend!

  2. We are big park people. Bubbles and sidewalk chalk rule. We also like playing in the sprinklers and jumping on the trampoline.
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  3. We love all the same activities Myra, except the fishing one :) We go to the park lots with our little ones. They bike and we walk/jog. The older they get the more of a workout it is. They looove being outside and do anything to keep busy out there…. I haven’t started digging in our garden yet, but they LOVE that especially. Yes, we get our share of free Vit. D!

  4. Read. When they tire out, we have them read OUTSIDE instead of INSIDE.

  5. Myra, I love all the ideas! There is just something about the spring sunshine that warms body, soul, and spirit! And even at my age, I love blowing bubbles! :-)
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  6. Build a backyard sandbox.we put one under the *fort* part of my sons swing set! Love it! Bury some fun things and let them find them!

  7. My girls love playing kitchen outside and making “meals” out of stuff in the yard then presenting them to me for “eating”. They love playing with their dog and playing soccer.
    Rebecca´s last blog post ..Have children- will swap.

  8. We love water painting. Plastic disposable bowl (ex. butter dish, cool whip bowl) cut a hole out of the top, put water in, clean paint brush, and paint anything outside. Deck, trees, swing set. No mess but you can see the wood get darker when wet. Also water in a spray bottle. Fun to make designs.

  9. Such fun ideas :)
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