Sometimes the best things in life are free! When it comes to summer fun and activity, I believe that to be the case almost all of the time as long as you use your imagination! Sometimes us parents have to actually think like a kid to get those creative juices flowing too. It’s so easy to get caught up in electronics these days, but if you just unplug and get outdoors to play, your whole family (do it together!) might just have one of best days ever! Here’s how you can have some Easy Outdoor Obstacle Course Fun today!
Balanced and active play lays the foundation for a skilled, healthy, resilient and successful society. Did you know that Play is disappearing at home, in school and in communities? 70% of moms played outside when they were kids, but only 31% of their kids are playing outside today! Let’s change that!
If you have a playset in your own backyard then that’s the perfect place to start! If you don’t…no worries! Head to the nearest or biggest public or school place of play in your area!
Last weekend we packed up our 4 kiddos and headed off to one of our new favorite outdoor places. We had only been there a few times, so it was still “new” and all the more exciting!
This area offered a lot of different play equipment along with picnic tables, benches, and big trees for shade from the hot sun. It also featured an older wooden train, which was perfect for our Obstacle Course!
We let the kids come up with the course. They decided which slides to go down, what you had to do on each piece and of course the order it all was to be done in.
The triple slides made our obstacle course even more fun. Instead of just getting timing each other and seeing how long it took us to complete the course, the kids could do it together like a race!
After several rounds of the course, everyone was definitely ready for a little something to eat. We sat underneath a shade tree on the grass, with our legs crossed enjoying the breeze and helped ourselves to the CLIF Kid Zbar® snacks I packed.
These bars are not only delicious, but they are a convenient, wholesome snack I always feel good about giving my kids. CLIF Kid® makes nutritious snacks from organic ingredients that are specially-crafted for kids’ developing taste buds and their active lives. They are made with Non-GMO and organic ingredients and are an appropriate portion size for kids in flavors that they love.
We love the Chocolate Chip & Iced Oatmeal Cookie flavors and they are great by themselves or with a fresh piece of seasonal fruit! Yum!
Our DIY Obstacle Course event didn’t take much work at all, but it was so much fun. Everyone has already asked to go and do it again! It’s simple, easy, inexpensive and most of all, some of the best active, outdoor family time you can have! Just don’t forget the snacks! 🙂
So what do you say? Get Out & Play Today!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
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