Kids Outdoor Activity Ideas – Nurture Their Minds and Bodies

As the weather warms up in the northern hemisphere, we start looking for fun and mind-broadening activities for kids outdoors. I found some great kids outdoor activity ideas with ways to spur imagination and also just have fun for kids!

There are great gifts but also something to have at Grandma or Grandpa’s house for them to play with when they visit. Have fun browsing these unique and fun outdoor activities.

Ages 1-3

Sand and Water Activity Table

How about a Sand and Water Activity Table?

  • Colorful plastic play and activity table for indoor/outdoor use
  • Tabletop has two compartments to fill with your own sand, water, or favorite toys
  • Snap lid on top of the table for use as a craft or activity table
  • Sturdy plastic table measures 30″L x 26″W x 17″H, and legs remove for easy storage and travel
  • So many ways to play-dig tunnels, build sand castles, float a boat, draw or craft
  • Ages 2 and up.

Toddler Magnetic Activity Box – Fishing, numbers, shapes, matching

This is the cutest activity for 1-3 yr olds.

Safe Material: Any pieces of these Montessori learning toys is made of high quality natural wood. Toys for toddlers 1-3 uses sturdy wooden pegs, water-based paint and round polished edges to ensuring kids are safe while doing these toddler learning activities.

YBike Evolve – 3 in 1 Bike for Toddlers

Slight changes to the frame converts this bike from one level to the next. From no-nonsense Trike – to wide Balance Bike – to fly down the pavement Advanced Balance Bike.

YBike Evolve – 3 in 1
  • 3 in 1 bike converts for constant developmental growth.
  • Develops gross motor skills, coordination, balance.
  • Keeps children active and constantly progressing!
  • Features 3 stages – Tricycle, Balance Trike, Advanced Balance Bike.
  • Beautiful cherry red, white, and charcoal design.
  • Tricycle features widespread rear wheels, pedaling front wheel.
  • Balance Bike features rear wheels to close parallel position, removes pedals.
  • Advanced Balance Bike features single front and rear wheels.
  • Aluminum and fiber reinforced PP frame.
  • Solid mold-on wide rubber wheels9 inch wheel size.
  • Padded-grip handle-barsAdjustable seat: 12.5-14.5 inches.
  • Maximum weight, 66 pounds.
  • Assembly required – Simple and easy conversion, basic tools required. Highly durable, rugged construction

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Ages 4 and Up

Garden Fort

Here’s a beautiful little garden setup and it even includes some seeds to get started from HearthSong:

Garden Fort with seeds to get started!
  • Grow a fort made of plants in your backyard and teach children the elements of gardening!
  • Supporting framework, netting, and green ground tarp included
  • Includes two packets of seeds: sweet pea and and scarlet runner beans
  • Rebuild every spring and summer with new seeds!
  • Detailed instructions included
  • Ages 4 and up.

HugglePods Hanging Tents

This is the cutest hanging tent. Many styles to choose from.

  • Perfect hangout for kids who love hanging out with nature
  • Includes three windows and a fabric door
  • A great place for reading or playing in the comfort of a hanging tent!
  • Hide messages or treats in the outside pocket
  • Wreathed with LED lights inside
  • Ages 4 and up.

The Woodland HangOut will hold up to 250 pounds, and is a great place for reading or playing in the comfort of a hanging chair! Easy to hang from a tree with our Heavy-Duty Multi-Use Hanging Straps (sold separately).

Backyard Box from Etsy

Simple Nature Activities for Kids

Do you have a child that is naturally drawn to the outdoors?
Do they love to tinker around outside, smelling flowers & finding bugs?

If they love the goodness that nature has to offer… they will love this Idea Box!

The Backyard Box is filled with simple nature activities that will have your child sorting leaves, finding animal homes, drawing pictures in the dirt, and more!

The Mandalorian Bike by Huffy – Disney

Adorable first bike for 4-6 yr olds.

The Mandalorian Bike by Huffy – for Disney
  • Star Wars: The Mandalorian graphics
  • The Mandalorian helmet storage container
  • Comfy seat with an alloy quick release and adjustable height
  • ATB with adjustable rails
  • Detachable durable training wheels
  • Steel monocoque frame
  • Steel shocks
  • 16” Wheels
  • Steel unicrown with leading edge dropouts
  • Inspired by Star Wars: The Mandalorian on Disney+

Ariel Inflatable Lagoon Splash Pad and Sprinkler for Kids

Dive into backyard fun with the help of this inflatable inspired by The Little Mermaid. Your little ones will flip their fins over this lagoon that features a slide to the splash pad and an inflatable Flounder that sprays water, plus screen art of Ariel!

Ariel Inflatable Lagoon Splash Pad and Sprinkler for Kids

Dragon Bow & Arrows Set with Bulls Eye

Archery is so fun and a great skill to learn. My granddaughter and I went ‘shooting’ at an indoor range before the pandemic and had a blast. Check this high-quality set. The reviews are awesome.

Dragon Bow & Arrows Set with Bulls Eye

Dragon Bow & Arrows Set with Bulls Eye

Bow and arrow set for practicing archery skills. Encourages active play, outdoor play, dexterity, hand-eye coordinationGet outside and practice your skills shooting various targets! Two Bros Bows were created by kid inventors Duncan and Hayden when they were 10 and 7. Packaging is made from recycled materials and is completely recyclable. The bow is pre-strung with rubber-capped ends/ Arrows are made of wooden shaft tipped with safe foam, covered in fabric matching the bow. A grow-with-me skill toy, add challenges as your skills increase. Large enough for teens and grown-ups, too! Includes: one pre-strung Dragon-patterned bow of black on red with dragon and kanji characters with foam grip, two soft-tipped red arrows, target. Made in the USA

Stomp Rocket – Powered by Kids

This is a great toy for active kids. They simply stomp on the Stomp Launcher and the rocket soars up to 200 ft.

Stomp Rocket – Kid Powered Fun

Wrapping Up

There is something here for everyone. These are great to have at home when the grandkids visit as well. I hope you found some great ideas for the kids in your life.

Thank you for visiting today. If you have any comments or suggestions, please leave them in the Comments section below. Thank you!

4 thoughts on “Kids Outdoor Activity Ideas – Nurture Their Minds and Bodies”

  1. Some good toys in that list, not sure which would be my favourite. However I thought the ideas box from Etsy looked like a great way to get kids out of the house and exploring nature. 

    The huddle pods hanging tents look great too. Thanks for showing these they give us oldies a wider view of what is available.

    • Hi Michael. Thank you for your feedback. I love the Etsy boxes too. It’s a different world than even 10 years ago, isn’t it?

  2. Being outdoors is amazing, and has so many healthy benefits. it’s amazing what it can do for the immune system, stress and anxiety. A few minutes in sunlight can even cures jaundice in infants. One hour is nearly 4% of the day. 20 minutes is 1%. It’s something that takes 1% of your day and can improve your life.

    These are some great activities to get kids outdoors. 🙂


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