Spring and summer are the very best times of the year to get your family off the couch and go find some fun outdoor activities! After being cooped up all winter your family will thank you for the fresh air!
The Sun Will Make Your Family Happy
Did you know that spending time in the sun could actually make you happier? It’s totally true! A quick science lesson for you: when you are outside in the sunshine your serotonin levels in your body rise. Serotonin is a chemical within your body that keeps your mood in balance. A lack of serotonin can lead to depression. (source)
I know for myself, as a mom, I find our family doing the same things over and over again. This includes the same old recreation activities each week. So, I thought it would be fun to share a list I pulled together of some outdoor activities that cost nothing or almost nothing! It is always nice to have a list to refer back to when you get in a rut.
20 Frugal Outdoor Activities
1. Feed the ducks
2. Capture the flag
3. Go to the park
4. Find a hiking spot
5. Build a birdhouse from scrap wood
8. Beach or Lake Day
9. Make an obstacle course
10. Nature Scavenger Hunt
11. Frisbee Golf
12. Visit a farmers market
13. Build a fort in the backyard
14. Make s’mores over a fire
15. Go for a bike ride
17. Go Fishing
18. Play a lawn game- bachi ball, lawn bowling, outside jinga…
19. Water balloon fight
20. Service projects / community cleanup projects
Are you excited to get your family outside and try some of these ideas out? I am already planning which one we will do first. I’m thinking we will start with a nature scavenger hunt!
What activity is you family going to start with? Do you have any more suggestions you want to share? Tag me on Facebook @penniesintopearls or on Twitter @penniestopearls and share your ideas! I would love to hear what you decide!