Spring has Sprung and daylight is becoming more plentiful, so let’s make sure that in between spring showers you’re making the most of your time. Which brings me to the point of this post:
I’ve been lied to, by myself. I’ve spent the past decade or so thinking that in order to have an outdoor experience that I needed to plan a month or two in advance and drive to a park or wilderness area and hike several miles and then camp. I am thankful that my son has reprogrammed me so that I understand that we can have an incredible outdoor experience in our backyard.
After a weekend of rain and traveling for Easter, we were needing to burn off some energy. Since the rain had subsided and there was plenty of daylight, we put on our rain boots and ventured outside. He immediately found a walking stick and made a bee line for a puddle. We spent over an hour stomping through puddles and having fun.
Your outdoor adventures don’t have to be planned weeks in advance or even cost a dime. So for those of you that need a jump start, here is a list of some things you can do outside that require no planning or equipment.
- Take a walk
- Roll down a hill
- Collect flowers for mom (Dandelions are acceptable)
- Make mud pies
- Say “hello” to your neighbors
- Run, Run, Run
- Throw some rocks (in a safe direction)
- Splash through a puddle
- Find a good walking stick
- Climb a tree
The list isn’t exhaustive, but it’s a place to start. Get outside, enjoy the vast creation we’ve been blessed with. We’ll be looking at some other fun easy spring outdoor activities, so stay tuned and feel free to share your favorite memory or activity.