The snow in our area has finally melted. Honestly, it’s as if a massive weight has been lifted off of my shoulders. And it would seem the parents at school drop-off and around our neighbourhood are feeling a whole lot lighter too. The spring in everyone’s step is palpable. While I do love the excitement of a fresh snowfall, I’m a west coast girl. Rain and grey skies are my versions of winter. So when the snow falls and stays – for over five months, I get restless and so do my kids.
Suffice it to say, we are celebrating being able to go outside as often as possible. The doors and windows are wide open. Our outdoor toys have been brought up from the basement and dusted off. We’re having a blast. Despite all of our excitement and the games they’re inventing, sometimes my kids need a little extra push to stay outside and enjoy the weather. As such, I like having a list of activities up my sleeve for when they get bored. I love anything that requires little-to-no prep and encourages open-ended play. Here are some of our favourite super simple backyard activities for young kids.
Low or No Prep Backyard Activities for Young Kids
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