75 Tricks to Get Your Kids Outdoors

75 Tricks to Get Your Kids Outdoors

Julia Cho
Jun 17, 2009

That's the title of a helpful little piece from DIY Life. If the kids are out of school and looking forward to sitting on the couch catching up on television reruns or playing Wii in the comfort of your air conditioned house, here are some ways to lure them into your "great outdoors"...

Some of the larger categories include getting dirty, pretty flowers, birds, bugs, building stuff, and veggie gardening 101. Our favorites from all the categories:

# 7 Have them collect the coffee grounds each morning and, once a week help them spread it around the garden. Let them know why it's good for the soil.

# 12 Start Sunflowers. Kids love to grow these elegant beauties!

# 21 How about a composting competition? Have each child start their own small pile of compost and see who can get the best compost and the most creepy crawlies in it at summer's end. If they don't follow through, no biggie. They're still learning.

# 35 Make a rock sculpture. A great example that's easy enough for kids to manage is the Inukchuk, an artful pile of flat rocks arranged to resemble a human... in an abstract way.

# 37 Build a butterfly garden.

You're certain to find at least a few ideas that suit your family over at DIY Life.

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