Friday, July 16, 2010

Friday Fun- Get Outside!

It's summer! Get outside! There is so much fun to be had outside. Any of these things would be fun for you (and your family to do), and nothing beats fresh air!
  • Go for a picnic. I know I've mentioned it before, but it's a fun idea for the whole family or just for you and your significant other (this makes a romantic, low cost date). Make sandwiches or make it fancier.
  • Go to the beach (or lake or river). I don't know many people who don't like to at least go to the beach. You can play in the water, read a book, or just relax. You can add the first tip for a great time.
  • Go to a park. Parks are fun for all ages. Parks today can be really nice. In my area, there are a ton of parks with everything imaginable. There are playgrounds for all ages, various sports areas (tennis, soccer, softball, basketball, etc.) There is workout equipment (bars for pull ups, upper body machines, sit up tables, stair stepping areas). There are nature trails to walk on and look at wild life. There are lakes to walk around and sit by. There are even water playgrounds around me, which are playgrounds with fountains and other water shooting devices. You'd be surprised what may be located in your city.
  • Go for a walk/bike around your neighborhood. You may discover things you never knew were there.
  • Play games outside. Kick around a ball, play catch, street hockey, kickball, or hopscotch.
  • Have a block party. A great way to get to know neighbors and have fun.
  • Have a neighborhood yard sale. It will attract lots of people, and you'll make some money.
  • Go camping or hiking.
  • Visit national parks.
  • Just sit outside and enjoy. You can see a lot of spectacular things by just being outside. Sunrises and sunsets, rainbows, wildlife,  and nature. It's good for the soul to just sit once in awhile.
What do you like to do outside? Please leave a comment below and let me know!


  1. GrammasgatheringsJuly 18, 2010 at 9:27 PM

    I love summer and I love your list! I am starting a new blog on family traditions, ideas and a sharing place. Would love you to visit!

  2. Thanks! I'll definitely check it out!