Fun Outdoor Activities for Preschoolers {&Giveaway!}

Spring is here, and before it gets too hot we’ve been spending lots of time outside. Whether he hit the park or just play in our yard, we’ve been trying to get back on track with getting outside &attempting to soak up as much sunshine as possible.

We live in the middle of a city, so we don’t have a giant backyard. It’s big enough for a few trees & a deck, but we would have to remove the trees to fit a swingset, and we can’t fit any other fun stuff like a trampoline or bounce house. So we get creative & play with smaller toys. Here are some of our favorites:

Fun Outdoor Activities for Preschoolers from @NotQuiteSusie

1. Chalk. Sometimes we just draw scribbles, but usually we use the chalk to work on phonics. Shane has been learning to draw some things and even make a few letters!

2. Hopscotch. Okay, so this game uses chalk too, but it’s a whole separate activity & so much fun! While we draw the board & while he hops, Shane helps me count the squares. &It’s a good tool for fine-tuning gross motor skills too!

3. Bean bags. Shane is perfectly happy just throwing bean bags on the ground & running to pick them up, but we also play “The Color Game”. I put one different-colored bean bag on each cement square on our driveway, and then when I yell a color Shane runs to that square.

4. Throw & Catch. We have various tools to use for throwing and catching- a tennis racket & ball, two water rackets & a squishy ball, big plastic balls… if you can throw it without hurting the other person, we play with it. Shane is getting to be really good at throwing- and it lets him get all his throwing out so he doesn’t want to throw his inside toys as much.

5. Jumprope. Shane’s too short to use it by himself, but when Daddy & I each hold an end, he can actually jump over it {sometimes}! Even when he doesn’t succeed, he has fun trying- and as an added bonus, all that jumping tires him out.

Playing Hopscotch

As you can guess, Shane has a lot of energy. Some days I need some help to keep up {and some days I just want something yummy!} so I make myself a cup of coffee. People always make fun of me & joke that I really make a cup of Coffee-mate since I take my coffee white, but I can’t help it because it’s just so good.

Coffee-mate Coupons

Before your little one drags you out the door, complete your morning with Nestlé! If you like your cup of coffee as much as I do, be sure to download the $2 off Nescafé and $1 off Coffee-Mate coupons so you can have enough energy to get back on track spending time outside! As a {huge} bonus, now when you buy Nestlé products like Coffee-Mate & Nescafé, you are also helping to fight national hunger. During April, Nestlé is teaming up with Walmart and their Fight Against Hunger campaign to donate over 728,155 meals across the country.

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Win It: Want a chance to win a gift card to Walmart to pick up everything you need to get back on track this summer? Whether that’s toys to play with, sunscreen or especially Nestle products, Walmart has you covered. Just enter using the simple form below- and be sure to check out Trisha’s post on how she’s getting ready for summer!

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What do you like to play outside with your kids?

Note: This promotion is solely sponsored by Lunchbox and has not been endorsed or approved by Walmart/Nestlé or its subsidiaries or affiliates. By entering, you agree to look solely to Lunchbox or {Not Quite} Susie Homemaker for any claims in connections therewith, and not to Walmart/Nestlé or its subsidiaries or affiliates.

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Comments

  1. Oh I need coffee right now! Kids are off the wall today with the rain

  2. Lots of great suggestions for playing outside. We struggle because my son has a hip condition and is not allowed to run or jump… we still go outside most days (even in the rain)!

  3. I would totally make use of the gift card! Can you say pool toys!
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  4. Ooh, the Lipton Green Tea & the Folgers/Maxwell House coffees!
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  5. What fun preschool activities. I’m always looking for ideas of things to do with my little guy. By the way, we love coffeemate so much that we buy it in huge containers at costco!

  6. Karil Whetstone says:

    always looking for crafts for kids

  7. Jannie Bryant says:

    I would use a coupon for sun block.

  8. I love playing outside with my son… those are great activities! I liked and shared on FB!
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  9. Coffee-Mate creamer is a must have in my home. :)
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  10. the ICE CREAM coupon of course! :) Definitely need that to get me in the summer spirit
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  11. We could always use Dreyers ice cream coupons to complete any summer meal!

  12. My kids LOVE chalk. I will have to admit I think that chalk is fun for all ages.
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  13. Laura Jacobson says:

    Oh I love the coupon for the EDY’S branded products, 48 oz. or larger! We love icecream in the summer! Now..if only our snow would melt!

  14. Keely Hostetter says:

    Coupon on any TWO (2) EDY’S branded products, we love Edy’s ice cream!

  15. Keely Hostetter says:

    My kids love drawing with chalk!

  16. I like the suncreen coupon

  17. my daughter has recently been trying to learn how to jump rope and loves it!

  18. Amanda Rauch says:

    I really could use the Dryers ice cream coupon in the next few days!!

  19. Definitely the Dreyer’s Ice Cream Coupon. Ice cream is a must during the summer months!

  20. I like the Edy’s ice cream

  21. Kimberly Bauer says:

    The Edys Ice Cream coupon

  22. Michele P says:

    the instant coffee for mom and dad, and the Edy’s ice cream for the kids would be great for summer… we like to play catch, marbles (yes, I am teaching them old school stuff lol) run through sprinklers and just enjoy being outside and moving after a long winter!

  23. The Edy’s ice cream! can’t enjoy summer w/o some good ice cream!
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  24. DREYER’S ice cream please :) Great coupons, thanks!

  25. Elizabeth J. says:

    I like the Edy’s ice cream coupon.

  26. Keely Hostetter says:
  27. Dreyer’s ice cream!

  28. shared on fb

  29. Cassandra Eastman says:

    The Edy’s ice cream coupon would be great for keeping cool while playing outside with my kids this summer!

  30. Kerry G. says:

    Save $1.00 on any TWO (2) EDY’S branded products, 48 oz. or larger for ice cream!

  31. Kyl Neusch says:

    Dreyers ice cream coupons

  32. Keely Hostetter says:

    shared on fb

  33. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    TWO (2) EDY’S branded products
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  34. Keely Hostetter says:

    Shared on fb 4/27

  35. Sherri G. says:

    $1 off on two Edy’s ice creams? Score!

  36. Family value pack of Hot Pockets for us!

    ky2here at msn dot com

  37. Kimberly Bauer says:

    Liked and shared on Facebook

  38. James Beck says:

    Lipton Green Tea & the Folgers/Maxwell House coffees

  39. JoAnn F. says:

    The edy’s icecream!
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  40. Leslie L. Stanziani says:

    The $1 off 2 edy’s ice cream would be great in my house.

  41. Edy’s Ice Cream for us too!

  42. Susan Smith says:

    The Edys Ice Cream sounds great

  43. I would love ice cream or coffee coupons!
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  44. I would use a coupon for sunscreen!
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  45. Andrea Anderson says:

    Save $1.00 on any TWO (2) DREYER’S branded products, 48 oz. or larger sounds good to me!

  46. Andrea Anderson says:

    Liked the post and shared on Facebook.

  47. joseph gersch jr says:

    we would use the ice cream coupons and have an ice cream social

  48. Dreyers ice cream and Hot Pockets.

  49. jeni Lutz says:

    the ice cream coupons

  50. Beverly Metcalf says:

    The Maxwell House coffee and the Edy’s ice cream ones. Thanks!

  51. CharityS says:

    Save $1.00
    on any TWO (2) EDY’S branded products, 48 oz. or larger

  52. Bryan E. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…Dryer’s ice cream…frozen vegetables !

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