A treasure to a little boy does not consist of money, gems or jewelry. He will find far greater pleasure in the wonder of a rock, pebble, stick or beetle.
— Author Unknown
I shared earlier this month that my word for 2021 is FOCUS, and one of the things I want to focus on this year is getting outside with my boys more and spending less time in front of our TV and phone screens. When it comes to screen time, I am the worst at setting boundaries. I often end up plopping the kids in front of the TV with a movie on in order to have time to get chores done. Doing away with screen time completely is not my goal (though I admire those parents who are successful in doing that), but I do want to be intentional about how we use our time and I definitely want to spend more of our time playing outside and being active.
I recently found this account on Instagram that focuses on the importance of getting kids outside and just letting them play. I have loved following along with this account for the last few weeks and getting ideas for fun activities to do with the boys.
What are some of your favorite outdoor activities for little kids? I’d love for you to share yours in the comments!