Having eight kids means lots of different activities going on all the time at the same time. My kids range from age 6 weeks to 15 years old so what one of the older kids may be doing the other kid who is 2 may not be able to do. So, I’ve had to really sit down and figure out activities we can do at home in the backyard or front yard or what can be done with a short walk to one of the many parks around us.
We can’t always get to the parks so making sure we have plenty to do in the backyard is ideal. Here is a list of items to pick up (most can be found at the dollar store) that the kids can all do together while outside!
- Hula Hoops
- Skipping Ropes
- Sidewalk Chalk
- Bug Catcher Set
- Butterfly Net
- Water Guns
Looking for big items to have in your backyard that can stay out and are safe for toddlers? Consider picking these up!
- Water Table
- Picnic Table
- Toddler Wading Pool
- Play House
- Monkey Bars
- Small Swing Set
- Toddler Jungle Gym
What about putting your thinking cap on and coming up with some really fun things the kids can MAKE out in the backyard!
- Fairy Garden
- Plant a Flower Garden/Grow Their own Veggies
- Create a race car track
- Build an Outdoor Fence Chalk Board
- Bird Feeders for Backyard Trees (here’s an easy one!)
Looking for things to make to enjoy in your backyard, try these fun ideas!
- Frozen Berries
- Yogurt Covered Frozen Fruit
- Homemade Popsicle’s
- Frozen Bananas Dipped in Chocolate
There are so many fun treats, toys, and activities to do in the backyard when you can’t get to the park. Wanting to go to the park? Pack a picnic and head over to the closest one! Toddlers can take part in many activities at the park. I know our little toddler loves the swings and going up and down the slide multiple times!