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Outdoor Activities for Kids
Prior to the shelter in place orders, our daughters had very busy after school and weekend routines. Our oldest daughter spent several evenings a week at rock climbing team practices while our youngest daughter was at gymnastics or swim class. Just before the gyms closed, our youngest had transitioned from gymnastics to a weekly ninja class. They are both missing school, friends, activities and the normalcy of a routine full of structured fitness classes. Our oldest is missing climbing competitions and has felt the disappointment of losing the time she spends with her teammates. We’ve been filling the void with outside activities and time in our backyard on the trampoline. Visits to the open park at the end of our street have been frequent and we have found many smiles in gardening and bubbles. The past couple of weeks our youngest daughter has been busy gardening and playing with her Bubble N Go Mower and Bubble Leaf Blower.
The Bubble Mower is an iconic toy but a first in our home. The Leaf Blower is a fun addition to the lawn care theme and is perfect for little hands to create a continuous stream of bubbles. Add in gardening gloves, a bucket hat and kid sized gardening shovel for the perfect pretend play outdoor gardening set.
The first weekend of the stay in place orders, our daughters both filled garden boxes with soil and seeds. We’ve loved watching the enthusiasm as they take care of the sprouting plants.
The next best thing while staying home, when you’re five, is tools to blow massive amounts of bubbles all by yourself. The battery-operated Bubble Leaf Blower has sound and creates a steady stream of bubbles with a trigger easy for small hands.
The Bubble N Go Mower doesn’t require batteries and is easy to push. Little sister is a big fan of pushing the mower through the grass in our neighborhood attracting many trailing friends along the way.
We are finding joy in everyday activities, like gardening and playing with bubbles, to add some normalcy to the uncertainty in our current days. What are you doing to keep your children busy and active while they aren’t able to participate in their regular routines?