Outdoor Activities for Kids

March 25, 2021

Spring is right around the corner and temperatures are already heating up here in North Carolina. With this beautiful weather, it is the perfect time to explore outdoor activities for kids. Not only is exercise good for your child’s physical health, it is also good for their mental and emotional health. After being cooped up during the winter months, spring is the perfect time to get out and get active with your children.

Below are 5 Outdoor Activities for Kids:

    1. Stroutdoor activities for kidsawberry Picking: Just outside the city there are family friendly farms that offer strawberry picking. Not only is strawberry picking a great adventure, it is also a great way to promote healthy eating in your children. 
    2. Hiking: The spring is the perfect time to explore nature with your children. Hiking is a great form of exercise and can be educational as well. Chose the perfect location, such as Umstead State Park, and take advantage of the views. Be sure to point out trees and plants along the way– but watch out for poison ivy!
    3. Paddle Boating: It is no secret that children love an adventure. That is why paddle boating is one of the most interesting outdoor activities for kids and an excellent source of exercise. Find a nearby lake with boats for rent and spend a few hours on the water, but be sure to practice water safety.
    4. Planting a Garden: You don’t have to venture far in order to enjoy the outdoors with your children. One creative idea for getting your children engaged and activate at home is planting a garden. Tending to the garden can teach your children responsibility while providing entertainment. If you decide to plant a vegetable garden, the benefits are even more enjoyable (and yummy!).
    5. Bike Riding: There is no better way to spend time as a family than out on a family bike ride. Whether the bike ride is through the neighborhood after dinner, or exploring somewhere new, bike riding is a great source of cardio and fun (when performed safely of course). Grab your helmet and get to peddling!

At Holly Springs Pediatrics, we are invested in the health and happiness of your children. Outdoor activities for kids are important for encouraging a healthy, active lifestyle not only throughout childhood but well into adulthood. This spring, put technology on the shelf and spend some time in the great outdoors.

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