Playground Scavenger Hunt
You know how kids get so excited when you visit a new playgroud?
One that has 'monkey bars that are cooler than the ones at our old playgroud' or 'the biggest slide in the world', right?
So why not take them on a Playground Scavenger Hunt!
Playground Scavenger Hunt Activity
Use this list and visit different playgrounds so the kids can try out the various types of equipment that can be found at kids play areas.
Playgrounds encourage a variety of physcial and emotional development for kids.
Climbing ladders, hanging from the monkey bars, running around the equipment and learning to swing are all activities that help to build the large muscle groups in our bodies. Not to mention all that fresh air the kids get when they're outside.
Kids are also learning all types of social/emotional skills too: how to be patient for your turn to go down the slide, sharing with other kids, communication skills and understanding that they can go out and explore on their own without Mom or Dad right next to them.
Another BIG plus -- visiting a new location sparks new learning & road maps in our brains! And it will help kids to understand how to navigate a new environments too.
So many things can be learned at the playground :)
Here's a Printable Playground Hunt that you can take with you!
Not only will the kids have fun on the new equipment they find but just seeking out different playgrounds will become a great family adventure!
Go Out & Experience These Play Things:
Build arm & leg muscles along with balance!
TYPES OF SLIDES
Climbing the slide works on lower body development while sliding helps kids to develop core strength as they hold themselves upright on the way down.
CLIMBING & HANGING EQUIPMENT
Lots of upper body strength is developed along with improved balance.
Tubes to crawl thru
Not only to build core strength and balance but also good for helping kids learn about things that go fast/slow.
Spring Riders (rocking animals)
The obvious -- kids work on their core strength but also foot/eye coordination too.
Leap pads or Stepping stone items
Teeter-totter or See-Saw
This is where kids will practice sharing, communication and many other social skills since they are more likely to be interacting/playing alongside peers rather than playing alone.