Negosentro | 6 Great Outdoor Activities You Can Enjoy Today | There is a lot of talk about how kids today are spending too much time indoors, glued to their screens. However, be honest. It isn’t just the kids doing this activity. Adults are spending a growing portion of their time indoors, too.
Luckily, the solution is relatively simple: Open the door and get outside. The great outdoors are calling your name. Be ready for anything with this list of fun things you can do outside today — little to no equipment needed.
Play a Game of Catch
Grab a ball and head outside with your kids for a fun, no-pressure game of catch. It doesn’t even matter what type of ball you use; whatever is on hand will work fine. Be ready for some laughs if it’s been a while since you tossed a ball. Don’t worry; it will come right back.
Tossing a ball isn’t everyone’s thing, and that is perfectly fine. Simply pack up the family and head to a local ball field for a minor league baseball game. There is nothing quite like the crack of a wooden baseball bat hitting a ball dead center.
Visit a Local Park
If you want a truly low-key outdoor activity, take a few minutes to find your local park and commit to an afternoon of fun and play. Virtually every community — from inner-city greenways to rural recreation centers — has a park. Depending on where you are, you may find amenities ranging from walking trails and playgrounds to paddle boats and horse stables. You might be surprised at what you find.
If you are looking for a little more solitude and nature, try your hand at camping. Despite the notion that you have to travel miles from civilization to have a memorable experience, there is a growing trend of car camping for those who prefer a little more convenience.
You can also choose a more traditional route by loading up a backpack and hitting the trails. You’ll have the added benefit of cardio activity as you hike to your final destination. If you decide on backcountry camping, be sure to carry plenty of water and safety supplies.
Hit the Water
It may be pure nostalgia, but there is something special and completely carefree about a local swimming hole. Use an online tool like this one to see if there are any near your home. Or, if you prefer, head to an outdoor pool or waterpark for some swimming and sliding. Be sure that everyone in the water is able to swim or, if not, use this opportunity to check into local swimming lessons.
Plant a Garden
Want to stay closer to home while still getting outside? Try your hand at planting a garden. Gardening can include anything from a window box with flowers or herbs to a large vegetable bed. Garden locations are only limited by your imagination. You can put one in the front yard or back, or even out on a balcony or windowsill if you are in an apartment.
There are so many reasons to start a garden. They require care throughout the year, so you always have something calling you outside. If you decide to plant fruits or vegetables, they can also be an excellent source of fresh, local food. Lettuces and squash are great choices for new gardeners because they produce reliable results with little effort.
Go On a Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger hunts can be fun for kids and adults alike. You can search for almost anything, depending on your personal preference and location. For example, there are city scavenger hunts where you look for local oddities and attractions to nature searches where you seek out specific animals or plants. Either way, you are sure to find an easy-to-use template to download and take with you.
Whether you enjoy growing your own food, hitting the slides at a waterpark, or backcountry camping, there is an outdoor activity you can enjoy.