Enjoy Summer Like A Kid! The Best Things About Being Outdoors According To Kids!

As we’ve grown up and taken on all the responsibilities that come with adulthood, it’s easy to forget how to enjoy summer like we did when we were kids. A new survey of 1,000 children between the ages of 6-10 shows that kids today love the same things we did.


1.           Riding my bike

2.           Running around

3.           Having an ice cream

4.           Spending time with mum/dad

5.           Having a picnic

6.           Feeding ducks

7.           Climbing trees

8.           Jumping in puddles

9.           Collecting shells and stones

10.         Exploring a forest

11.         Playing hide and seek

12.         Building sandcastles

13.         Jumping in the waves

14.         Rolling down hills

15.         Rope swings

16.         Seeing wild animals

17.         Going on nature trails

18.         Getting muddy

19.         Building a den in the woods

20.         Seeing colourful flowers

21.         Wearing my wellies

22.         Balancing on a wall

23.         Collecting conkers

24.         Blowing dandelions

25.         Seeing amazing views

26.         Running through autumn leaves

27.         Cartwheeling on the grass

28.         Running across a water stream

29.         Seeing animals’ habitats

30.         Playing I spy

31.         Getting sandy toes

32.         Lifting up a rock to see creepy crawlies underneath

33.         Looking for tadpoles in a pond

34.         Making daisy chains

35.         Seeing a sunset

36.         Having a peek inside a rockpool

37.         Listening to birds tweeting

38.         Picking the grass

39.         Finding the biggest tree

40.         Making mud pies

Get outside and enjoy summer with your kids AND like a kid.

-- Doug O’Brien

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