The best outdoor activities for summer

With so many of our must-do summer activities revised or canceled due to COVID-19, families will be spending more time with their loved ones than ever before. We know staying indoors is the best way to protect yourself (and others) from the coronavirus, but what do you do when you’re feeling a little cabin fever and running out of activities for your small?

We asked our Instagram moms to share their favorite outdoor activities that keep little ones entertained for hours.

Here are the best outdoor activities to play with your kids, according to Instagram moms:

1. Groundwater —@kris_eleven

2. Running in a water fountain —@d_bz

3. Splashing in puddles —@higmz

4. Jump on the trampoline —@tryingtobeaminimalist

5. Beacon —@_ken_zee_029

6. Pick up dirt —@missybam

7. Cycling —@jenzduncan

8. Play tag —@alanskyb

9. Chalk —@ aarobbins9

10. Anything With The Garden Hose —@theredqueen1013

11. Scooter —@l.noble_

12. Bubbles + trampolines —@liv0720

13. Play with pebbles —@jennacescon

14. Swings —@btreed

15. Watch Construction Vehicles —@caitlin.voegele

16. Anything Active! especially swimming —@ellie_a_fox

17. Being in the Treehouse —@aatkisson

18. Stomp in puddles —@whoakenziekenz

19. Pursue the dog —@amy.knapke

20. Our swing —@kaylaholt068

21. I did outdoor obstacle courses with things around the house and garden. —@ sarahperry14

22. Catch! —@ tasha.jace

23. Climbing —@kayleigh.paddick

24. Painting —@liannakushi

25. Sand + dig in mud —@jnschoon

26. Bury the toy dinosaurs in a large area of ​​dirt; it keeps them busy for hours —@ashleyvrey

[This piece was originally published March, 2020. It has since been updated.]

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