While some groups of family & friends like to spend their outdoor time vacationing, going to amusement parks, & camping, others would rather spend their time at home in the comfort of their own backyard. It’s inexpensive, convenient, and comfortable.
If you read below, you will find some tips on how to turn your backyard into your own personal vacation.
Outdoor sports are usually very popular, sometimes regardless of weather. Here’s a small list of outdoor sports that everyone can enjoy:
– Football (touch or tackle).
But maybe outdoor sports isn’t exactly the activity of choice among the group, especially if children are involved (while some do enjoy sports, not all children will enjoy them). Here are some traditional games that everyone can take part in outside.
– Mother May I?
– Red Rover, Red Rover.
– Red Light, Green Light.
– Simon Says.
Exercise and Movement Activities.
With the open space and fresh air, another great thing to do in the backyard is exercise. There are many ways to do this, and it can be a lot of fun for everyone.
Exercises and movement activities to consider:
– Basic Exercises (may vary depending on person).
– Hula Hoop.
– Jump Rope.
Sometimes, it’s nice to just go outside and relax. The weather is nice, the sun is out, the birds are chirping. Who wants to stay indoors on a day like this?
Tips for relaxing outdoors:
– Nature Walk.
– Bird watching.
Imagination With Your Little One.
If you have children who love to play outdoors, then let them take the lead and use their imagination to tell stories and pull you into a whole new world. Children can come up with many games, both indoor and outdoors. A few examples may include.
– Playing pirates, looking for buried treasure.
– Playing Price and Princess, Cops and Robbers, Cowboys and Indians, etc.
– Becoming an artist with the use of sidewalk chalk.
– Having an outdoor teaparty.
With children and their stories, the possibilities are almost endless!
So as you can see, there are many ways to spend your days outdoors, most inexpensive. Some equipment or accessories may need to be purchased, but for the most part, it saves more money than constantly traveling. Regardless of what you do and who you do with it, you can turn your backyard into a good time, a place to relax, or a new adventure!