[Infographic] How to create your urban garden?
Do you own a beautiful large garden? Well, that’s quite a luck and an opportunity, especially if you have playful children! It’s no doubt that nowadays our kids are used to awesome toys and incredible high-tech devices. However, it’s always a great idea to let them play freely outdoors in close contact with nature, whenever possible.
Sunny days and beautiful weather is coming, so what about planning some activities and fun games to play in the garden with your children? Take a beautiful weather weekend to throw a little party. You won’t need any particular objects or something hard to find: only some things, much patience and, overall, the desire to go back to childhood once again!
Let’s see some games to play with your children in the garden.
This is one of the most simple activities to set and requires some used cans (clean ones, of course!) or some old and unused vases: they will become the perfect baskets to hit to score some points! You can prepare them on the basis of size and distance and assign to each basket a score.
Decide whether your young participants will play in teams or individually. It works so simply: the one who scores more points wins!
A timeless classic, even for the youngest! If your garden is sprinkled with trees, bushes and buttes, it’s the perfect setting! We highly recommend this game if you’re planning a small party for your children and their friends. Just be sure you have everything under control: you should count every participant to find each one of them, let another adult help you to supervise the situation and the hiding places.
This one is more suited to older, more competitive and active kids willing to make teamwork. To set it up you will need a rope, in the center of which you will tie a coloured handkerchief. Just be sure you choose a rope that’s suitable to small and delicate hands: the perfect one would be of the right size and not too ruined or rough. Once again, after having formed the teams, you should take control of the game! Games like this one are based on the principle that there will be a winning team: it’s important that no one is unhappy or disappointed about the result of the game, so some small consolation prizes for everybody will make the day of each participant.
Treasure hunt is a classic for players of all ages, plus grown-ups can take part of the game! It usually is highly appreciated because it encourages creativity, team spirit, intuition and fantasy. You can organize so many different versions based on the age and number of participants and on the available material. There’s the riddle hunt, suitable for older kids: it should be played by two teams, but you can add some more by multiplying the number of riddles and trials. You can also play the math treasure hunt with kids keen on math; this version can be adapted to a lot of different topics or subjects, such as cartoons or animals!
This one is perfect for small children and can make a little DIY project you can work on in spring and summer. With a sandpit you can give your children the chance to play outdoors in a safe environment. Children usually go crazy for sandpits for an obvious reason: it reminds them of the beach! In order to build your own sandpit rapidly and easily, you will need a small unused plastic swimming pool and some bags of sand suitable for children (you can find it in many toy stores). Remember to put inside your sandpit the appropriate toys, such as small buckets, shovels, construction sets and toy cars.
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