Promoting the Outdoors: B

As promised here is day two of promoting the outdoors! Today’s focus is anything that starts with the letter B. Take your kiddos outside today and pick one activity and have a blast! (Some of these were from my head and others found online) Now there are lots of Bs so I wont explain them all. let me know if you need more explanations :-))

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Badminton
  • Bug Catching
  • Bug Hunting and Observing
  • Blowing Bubbles
  • Bubble Paintings – Pin up paper, add 15 drops of food coloring to your bubbles, and then have the kids blow bubbles onto the paper.
  • Biking
  • Bike Rodeo – Set up different events on the drive way similar to regular rodeo (pole bending, barrel racing, Figure 8, Key Hole, Flags)
  • Balloon Toss – Fill water balloons, stand a foot apart, toss, catch, if you catch it take a step back and do it again. See which pair gets furthest apart
  • [water]Balloon Fight
  • [paper] Boat Races – If you have a creek near by, make paper boats and race them
  • Boating
  • Beach Ball Volleyball
  • Blind Tag – like marco polo out of water
  • Blindfolded Obstetical Courses
  • Box or Bucket – You need several (10-20) cardboard boxes (med-large), blindfolds, buckets, and water. Blindfold a group of 8-10 people. Place them among the boxes and tell they have 2 minutes to form a wall around themselves using the boxes. The wall doesn’t have to be higher than one box, but it must go completely around the group. The wall can’t have any openings larger than 3 inches. When time is up, for every gap in their wall wider than 3”, a bucket of water will be thrown on the group. Any member of the group inadvertently left outside the wall will receive his/her own bucket of water!
  • Bocce Ball
  • Button, Button, Who’s Got the Button? – Everyone stands in a circle and holds their hands together in front of them. One person takes the button and goes around the circle, pretending to put the button in someone else’s hands. They actually deposit the button in one person’s hands, but then continue the rest of the way around the circle, pretending to put it in everyone else’s hands. Then going around the circle, each player tries to guess who has the button now. Before each person’s guess, the group asks together, “Button, button, who’s got the button?” Then the player can state their guess. Once the player with the button is finally guessed, that person distributes the button during the next round.
  • Bean Bag Toss (Called Corn Hole here in the South) – You have two boards with a big hole near the top. They’re placed a ways apart and each side tries to toss their 4 bags in. 1 point for landing on the board and 3 for going in the hole.
  • Backyard Darts
  • Bone Hunt – Parents hide some bones (fake) around the yard or in a loose dirt area and kids go hunting and digging for them!

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