Play Outside

It's summertime! And that means it's time to get outside and play. After all, it's outdoors where some of the best learning happens. With treaure hunts, extreme hopscotch, Syllable I Spy, and so much more, you'll have a week's worth of outdoor fun that will keep your kid's mind and body active this summer.

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Week 7: Play Outside

With treasure hunts, extreme hopscotch, Syllable I Spy you'll have a week's worth of outdoor fun that will keep your kid's mind and body active this summer.
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Builders and Bulldozers

Help your child stay physically and mentally active with this group aerobic fitness game that's good for the heart and mind alike.
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Play Twist and Turn

Here's Twist 'N Turn: let your preschooler or pre-kindergartener be outside and active while learning about shapes, colors, directions, and word recognition.
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Play Extreme Hopscotch!

Take the classic game to a new level, by including super fun directions inside the chalk-drawn boxes.
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Go on a Hike with CURIOUS GEORGE!

There are all sorts of words to learn when you go outside. This activity from PBS KIDS' Curious George can get you started with a few.
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Sight Words Water Game

Try this fun outdoor game to improve your first grader's reading skills. This activity is perfect for summer!
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Read Rover, Green Rover

Bring the classic game of "Red Rover" up to date with color and shape recognition skills for your child.
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Play Syllable I Spy

You've probably played the game "I Spy." It's perfect for long car rides. But with a little tweaking, the game can also help kids practice syllables.
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Summer Bucket List: Get Outdoors!

It's summertime, and the possibilities are endless! Experience the best of summer with this bucket list, the perfect way to keep fun going all season long.
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Outdoor Scavenger Hunt

Explore the great outdoors with your little learner, and embark on a fun outdoor scavenger hunt!
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DINOSAUR TRAIN Nature Treasure Hunt

Next time you're outside, go on a treasure hunt with this activity from PBS KIDS' Dinsosaur Train. Then, write all about your nature treasure loot!
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Backyard Archeology

This activity is a great way to stretch the boundaries of your child's imagination and build up important critical thinking skills.
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Map Your Own Treasure Hunt

Treasure hunts are tons of fun and they're a great way to introduce maps. Set the stage, and your kid's imagination will do the rest.
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Reading Activities for the Park!

Planning a trip to the park? PBS Parents has some literacy building tips for your next trip. Click here to check them out!

Summer Reading Essentials

Looking for more summer reading ideas? We've picked the best of the best of our most popular workbooks for every grade to help you make the most of your kid's summer. Avoid the summer slide and spark your child's imagination with our picks. Check them out here!

More to Explore!

You and your littlest kids can keep exploring every day with PBS KIDS’ Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.

 

Image Credit: Courtesy of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood © 2013 The Fred Rogers Company.

 

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