This scavenger hunt is the perfect outdoor activity to get your kiddo outside and moving. As you know, the current situation of COVID-19 is keeping us home to stay safe. With schools closed and children home all day, we should allow children to get some energy out while exploring the wonders of the outdoors.
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Why Do Children Need To Play Outside?
Sun exposure is a crucial part of our health. The sunshine allows your body to produce Vitamin D. Your body needs this vitamin to promote a healthy immune system and strong bone development. It regulates how your body absorbs calcium and phosphorus. Not having enough vitamin D can cause bone abnormities as well as fatigue. Vitamin D has been found to also reduce stress and depression.
Being outside with your children gives them an appreciation of nature. I remember growing up always running through the woods and building forts with my friends. Even when it was cold outside, I wanted to be outdoors. Now children have become so fond of technology and it starts at such a young age as well. There is so much beauty in the world, but we become surrounded by more and more buildings every day. Take time to experience the world with your children; showing them to take care and love our planet. Our children are the future of our planet.
Being outdoors encourages your child to discover new possibilities as their imagination grows. Children have an abundance of energy and need to get outdoors to release some of it. Staying inside can create the habit of being lazy and not moving or exercising. Remember a body in motion stays in motion; a body at rest stays at rest.
More Exciting Ways To Get Outdoors
- Make your own sidewalk paint
- Rock painting
- Sensory walk
- Start a garden
- Take a hike
- Try a new sport