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Here are 50 simple outdoor activities for kids to get them outside without breaking the bank. We don’t need to entertain our kids 24/7 and outdoor activities for kids don’t have to be elaborate. Browse the list of fun things to do outside with your kids and have fun. Don’t see your favorite outside activity? Leave a comment and share what you love to do outside with your kids.

  1. Paint like Monet. <— have you ever painted outside? This is a fun outdoor activity for the whole family.
  2. Go on a bug hunt. – They don’t have to be real bugs if you don’t want them to be.
  3. Run through a sprinkler.
  4. Melt some crayons in the sun. Got a heatwave? This is the activity for you.
  5. Play in a sandbox.
  6. Investigate your yard with a magnifying glass.
  7. Paint some rocks with watercolors.
  8. Wash the paint away with the hose.
  9. Hunt for “dinosaur” bones.
  10. Play with a hose.
  11. Spray paint.
  12. Play Angry Birds (with water balloons).
  13. Hose down some chalk letters and shapes.
  14. Ride a bike or scooter around the block.
  15. Plant something (anything) in the garden.
  16. Mix some colors with water balloons.
  17. Play with a water table or make your own.
  18. Climb up a tree, a wall or a jungle gym.
  19. Make some bird feeders and feed some birds.
  20. Have a backyard toy car wash.
  21. Wash a real car.
  22. Go on a nature scavenger hunt.
  23. Have a family meal outside.
  24. Dig in the dirt.
  25. Jump in puddles.
  26. Have a soccer shoot out all you need is a ball big enough to kick.
  27. Paint with a fly swatter.
  28. Pick some apples and have an impromptu snack under the trees.
  29. Make a nature collage.
  30. Take a dog for a walk.
  31. Put down some painter’s plastic, grab a hose and have a homemade slip and slide!
  32. Make a stepping stone for your garden.
  33. Catch and release some frogs.
  34. Go for a hike.
  35. Color the patio with sidewalk chalk.
  36. Play catch with a ball (or water balloons on a hot day).outside art projects for kids
  37. Paint like Jackson Pollock.
  38. Take some books outside and read under a tree.
  39. Go on a photo scavenger hunt.
  40. Spray paint.
  41. Graffiti the driveway.Stack and balance rocks.
  42. Have an ice cream taste test.
  43. Go on a sound safari.
  44. Find, sort and make a leaf scrapbook.
  45. Make a treasure map and find treasure.
  46. Host the mini Olympics.Explore shells, crabs, and rocks at the beach.
  47. Make mud pies.
  48. Pick Flowers and paint with them.
  49. Find shapes in the clouds.
  50. Play with a hose.
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