5 Fun & Creative Outdoor Activities Kids Are Sure to Love



Kids Outdoor Play Waco Moms Blog 

As summer approaches, most kids are counting down the days until school is out.They are looking forward to sleeping in and staying up most of the night, playing with friends, and maybe even a family vacation! Summer days seem so long, and it can be hard to find creative ways to spend the days having fun with the kids.

Here are a few ideas to get you started…..


Rainbow Hopscotch

What you will need:

  • Pavers 
  • Colored spray paint
  • White acrylic paint
  • 1 in foam paint brush 

Start by spray painting your pavers different colors (make sure to lay an old tarp or newspaper down). After they completely dry use your white paint and foam brush to paint numbers 1- 10 on each paver. Again make sure they are completely dry and place in the yard or create a garden area with your pavers and have fun!


Glow Bowling

What you will need:

  • 6-2 liter soda bottles
  • 12- glow sticks (2 for each bottle)
  • Kick ball

Fill you each bottle full of water, then crack and add glow 2 glow sticks to each bottle. Make sure to put the caps back in the bottles! Next put them in a triangle,the 3,2,1 set up. Then use the kickball to either kick or roll toward the bottles for a strike!!!! 


Flamingo Ring Toss

What you will need:

  • Lawn Flamingos
  • Sand Buckets
  • Rocks/Sand
  • Set of rings ( you can use diving rings)

First assemble your flamingos,then hold the flamingos in place in the bucket while filling with rocks or sand. Make sure they are pretty secure and place them in the yard at different distances, and throw your rings to try an make them around the flamingos neck! 


Water Balloon Baseball (batting practice)

What you will need:

  • Water balloons
  • Wiffle ball bat

This one is pretty self explanatory, fill water balloons and takes turn pitching to one another for some water filled fun!!! 


Rain Gutter Races 









What you will need:

  • 2 rain gutters and end pieces 6-8 ft
  • Small boats or rubber ducks
  • Squirt bottles

First fill your water bottles and make sure they are on stream and not mist. Next assembled your rain gutters, you can either place them on a table or on the ground, and fill the gutters with water. Then place your boats or ducks on one end of each gutter and use your water bottle to help move your boat or ducky along. Whoevers boat/duck get to the other end first is the winner! 



I hope these ideas give you some inspiration to find other creative activities for the kids this summer. Have fun!