1) Climbing logs and tree stumps
2) Collecting plants and picking fruit
One of the favorite kids activities at the grandparent’s place is searching for wild strawberries that grow behind the house in a carefully tended green area. They smell heavenly and there are sooo many! (Which is good, because all grandchildren in the family love picking these berries!)
5) Fly a home made kite!
6) Free play with loose parts
Search for pine cones around your home, for sticks, stones, whatever you might find outdoors. At the seaside, you might want to collect shells and paint them later. Open-ended outdoor play activities are inexpensive, easy to find, they involve nature materials and encourage free play.
7) Make a car track out of rocks
9) Make a garden rock caterpillar
And while you are at painting rocks, you can easily make a cute rock caterpillar, like the one made by Nellie at Nellie Bellie. It’s a great way to make kids excited about the garden!