Outdoor Activities Kids will Love

Alexandria
Lifestyle
August 18, 2023
We’ve spent a lot of time outside this summer and now that the weather is getting a tad bit cooler (is that a joke?!), there’s no end in sight. The usual swimming and playground is great, but sometimes you need a different activity to keep the kids out of the house for a little longer.

Body Art

This activity turned out to be so different than originally planned. Don’t you love it when that happens?

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I purchased this roll of butcher paper and these paint sets from Amazon.

Originally, the plan was to tape the butcher paper up along our fence and create a large canvas for each kid. But each kid quickly became a canvas themselves! The kids had so much fun painting each other so I just let it ride. The butcher paper lined fence can be done another day.

Frozen Dinosaur Eggs

I can’t think of a better outdoor activity than one that involves ice. These super simple frozen dino eggs were such a hit and the boys loved to excavate their favorite dinosaurs out. This activity is a fun sensory and fine motor play for preschoolers and a fun time for everyone else.

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What You Need

Balloons
Water (cold and warm)
Mini plastic dinosaurs or any mini animal
Eye droppers or squeeze bottles

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Some Ideas:

Use an eye dropper or squeeze water bottle with warm water to melt the ice.

Hammer it with a small kid-friendly wooden mallet.

TIme how long it takes the egg to melt sitting under the sun.

If your kids are complete animals like mine, they’ll find the best way to get their dinosaurs out was to blast the eggs on the pool deck and watch the ice egg explode.

What To Do

Stretch out each balloon a few times by pulling on each end.

Stretch open the top opening and stuff your dinosaur inside.

Fill each balloon with water and tie.
Place into the freezer for a few hours until frozen.

**Mom Hack: I did ours overnight so I didn’t have to hear the kid’s ask if they were ready yet every 3 minutes.**

When frozen, cut the top balloon tie off, and peel off the remaining balloon.

Place ice dinosaur eggs into a plastic bucket or bin.

You can get the dinosaurs out in so many different ways. Get creative with it!

Some Ideas:

Use an eye dropper or squeeze water bottle with warm water to melt the ice.

Hammer it with a small kid-friendly wooden mallet.

TIme how long it takes the egg to melt sitting under the sun.

If your kids are complete animals like mine, they’ll find the best way to get their dinosaurs out was to blast the eggs on the pool deck and watch the ice egg explode.

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