Combat “Boredom” Outside
How fitting is it that National Anti-Boredom Month is the same month as Parks & Recreation Month!? We think it’s on point! Parks and recreation spaces are the perfect way to combat boredom while spending time outdoors moving, socializing and playing! Our top five ideas of fun things to do outdoors will help get kids, families and communities having fun together. Who has time to be bored anyway?
- Take a picture outing! Not only will this flex your creative muscle, but it encourages movement and helps us really see what’s around us. Use phones or disposable cameras for a fun time for all ages and abilities.
- Exercise! There are so many ways to exercise outdoors. Run, bike, hike or use a local outdoor fitness space to get your daily exercise. ELEVATE® Fitness Course is a great way to involve people of all ages and fitness levels in a workout. With three different levels of challenge, people from fitness beginner to fitness mature can get their move on.
- Get on or in the water! When it’s hot outside, the water can feel so good and help keep us cool. Kayaking, paddleboarding, swimming or even visiting a Splash Pad can be great ways to stay cooler while still spending time outside.
- Visit a new playground. Play is so much fun and allows children to develop socially, emotionally, cognitively, physically and creatively. And it’s fun and NEVER boring. Find a park and spend some time checking it out and soaking up the summer!
- Have a picnic! Pack breakfast, lunch or dinner (or more than one!) and eat outside! Bring a blanket and watch the clouds go by!
Whatever you do outside, enjoy it and try something new!