The idea for Sponge Bombs was found on Pinterest and I went to the link here. http://innerchildfun.com/2011/07/sponge-bomb-bucket-toss.html?_szp=409058 


I found Snail Hopscotch on Pinterest and on this link (plus there are other sidewalk chalk games if you are interested in more): http://www.birthdaypartyideas4kids.com/sidewalk-chalk-games.htm#.Ub-WQtjhdBU

The paper plate ring toss was another Pinterest find: http://alittlelearningfortwo.blogspot.jp/2010/11/paper-plate-ring-toss-game.html 

The recycled can craft and game was inspired by this pin: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/284149057709626515/


ANGRY BIRDS WATER BALLOONS:


Try to find biodegrable water balloons if you do this, or use the chrochet waterballoons. Always clean up after a water balloon fight to pick up the small pieces because they are dangerous to animals.  If you can't find biodegradable balloons collect the pieces and send to TerraCycle for recycling. The Angry Bird Sidewalk Chalk and Water Balloon game came from Pinterest and this link.:  http://www.notimeforflashcards.com/2011/05/angry-birds-inspired-water-balloon-game.html

SKELLZIES:


You can learn how to play Skellzies here—(NOTE: the original link we used doesn’t work anymore but I found this one to replace it):  https://skelzie.com/

Outside Time Suggestions

to fill your jar with...

SIMON SAYS HAVE SOME FUN OURSIDE!


I found the idea for Simon Says using sidewalk chalk on Pinterest and here: http://www.toddlerapproved.com/2012/03/sidewalk-simon-colors-of-rainbow.html

SCAVENGER HUNT:


Create Your own Photography Scavenger Hunt or a regular one with just a check list. The photography one is good for older kids who can be responsible with a camera or device like a phone to take photographs.

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HIT THE ROAD JACK!


go on a bike ride. Review Safety with our Bicycle Safety Theme Day.

Play 5 goal soccer:


You don't need a net to play this game.  Just use two markers (cans, buckets, toys etc.) to set the goal boundaries. All you need is two players: one is the goalie and one the striker! keep trying to score until you get 5 goals and then switch places

NATURE ART:


I loved this nature weaving project! found the idea here:
http://www.craftiments.com/2013/06/NatureWeavingCraftandSolarOvenSmores.html



Outside Ideas we never tested..


CHALK FAMILY


make chalk outlines of each family member and colour them in. You could even make them funny...turn mom into a superhero, dad into an astronaut and your annoying brother into a clown!

WATER WORKS


run through the sprinkler on a sunny day!

Summer Jar

 WHAT OTHER OUTDOOR FUN WILL WE DISCOVER?

Check back soon!


TIME TO FORTIFY YOUR YARD OR LIVINGROOM:


gather some old sheets and arrange some chairs and voila you have a fort!  Make one outside if you have a backyard or make one in your livingroom on a rainy day.

DON'T LOSE YOUR MARBLES!


Here are some instructions on how to play Ringers with marbles: https://www.launchknowledge.com/marble-games/

AT THE CAR WASH!


Bring the car wash to your driveway!  Fill a couple of buckets and grab some rags and wash the car. Don't forget to play some tunes as you work.

DON'T LET OBSTACLES GET IN YOUR WAY!


create your own obstacle course and try to beat your own time record as  you race through it!

BALLOON TENNIS:


We found the idea for the Balloon Tennis here: http://everneveragain.blogspot.ca/2013/03/up-party.html 


FAMILY WALK:


Enjoy the great outdoors with a simple walk together. You don't need a destination bui perhaps a park or an ice-cream stop would be a nice addition.

PERSONAL TRIATHLON!


Invent and participate in your own Triathlon Event