10 Ways to Celebrate Great Outdoors Month in June
June is Great Outdoors Month, including National Get Outdoors Day on June 14, so I thought I’d give Marvy Moms readers some tips for outdoor fun! If you’d like to host an event in your area you can do so on the official National Get Outdoors Day website. If you just need some more good ideas of things to do in your area, check out KidsOutAndAbout.com. If you’re city’s not listed yet, why not ask them when it will be added?
- Go strawberry picking.
- Go to a local outdoor pool or splash pad.
- Make stop signs and lanes on the sidewalk and driveway (and ask neighbors if you can use their driveways, too) for bikes, trikes and scooters.
- Plant lettuce in a couple of tubs in the back (or front) yard—it’s easy and grows fast!
- Invite friends to a potluck at a local park—everyone bring a blanket and a dish to pass and watch the kiddos run around.
- Have relay races—sack races, hopping, walking backward, crab walk, etc…
- Make an outdoor fort with sheets and pillows and then read some favorite books inside.
- Look for bugs! A great site to have handy is: www.whatsthatbug.com.
- Wash the car together—and make sure to spray everyone with the hose.
- Last but not least, June 28th is the Great American Backyard Campout—put up a tent in the backyard and camp out overnight! Pledge to camp out in your backyard at: www.backyardcampout.org!
About Allison Diedreck
Allison is a stay-at-home Mom to Caleb and Claire. With both kids now mobile and needing attention for what feels like 25 hours a day, she has her hands full, but loves (almost) every minute of it. Allison went to school for English and Journalism and has worked at numerous newspapers, including The Stranger, The Seattle Times, Robinson Newspaper Group and Messenger Post Newspapers. She also did a four-year stint with Paychex, Inc. before deciding to become a stay-at-home Mom in October 2009. She has discovered the joys of 1-2-3 discipline and early bedtimes. Besides reading and writing, Allison loves to travel and cook. She is constantly listening to music and typically has a cup of coffee in hand. Originally from, well, many places, Allison dreams of living at a beach with the jet-ski as her mode of transportation.