OUTDOOR FAMILY FUN
As we all have been trying to make the most of our Minnesota summer weather, we might also be running out of ways to spend our time together outdoors. Here are a few more ideas for some outdoor family fun!
In a large outdoor area, lay down a length of string or rope to create a center line. Gather small sponges or balls and distribute them evenly between two teams, which take positions on either side of the line. Set a timer for two minutes. At “Go” players start tossing balls into the opposing team’s side, gathering and returning any balls tossed into their own. When the timer sounds, play stops and balls are counted. The team with the fewest balls wins.
Ecosystem Under A Steppingstone
This is an easy one! Pick up a rock, a log or anything that has sat in one place long enough to kill the grass and see what’s living underneath. You may find centipedes, millipedes, worms, slugs, roly polies, and spiders.
Geocaching is a real-world, worldwide treasure hunt game that both kids and adults can play using a GPS device or smartphone. Geocachers bury small items, or caches, along with a logbook, that other geochachers can then find using coordinates and clues. Caches are often hidden in parks or in other public places. A great way to explore new areas!