It's hot out there, Backyard Camp nation. While some are cottaging on lakes or cooling off in their pools, the rest of us need to get creative in getting our kids out the door and active while keeping them cool (not to mention you).
With that, here's five excellent Backyard camp activities tailored for kids of all ages and stripes to enjoy while beating the heat. Why not bundle these activities together (see further below) and make a full day of it with your kids, or do one each day through to the weekend?
This one's great for active kids who also like crafts, and a fun way to keep them cool after creating their own sponge water bombs.
Directions: How to Make a Sponge Water Bomb:
Bonus: Here's more fun sponge bomb games to play with your kids.
This tried-and-true outdoor activity provides another fun way to break the heat and bring on the giggles with you and your kids. Call it the ultimate COVID-cabin-fever buster.
How to Play Water Balloon Toss:
Low maintenance and tons of fun, the backyard water slide is a classic camp activity and one of our favourites here at B.C. headquarters.
Materials You'll Need:
How To Make a Backyard Water Slide:
Slip 'n Slide Hockey Directions:
For kids more inclined to head to their favourite wooded area near you this summer, a nature scavenger hunt is just the ticket.
There's a reason why the good old fashion scavenger hunt's been around for a long time - because it's so much fun!
Escape from your house and hold your scavenger hunt at a local park or green space. Your kids will love this adventure outdoors, while reaping the proven mental and physical effects of forest bathing.
Make your own scavenger hunt items list (see image above) and have the kids check them off their list one-by-one as they find them.