The Best Outdoor Hobbies That Your Kid Should Learn And Pick Up (part 3)

7. Outdoor sports

What we can do for our toddlers is to “Inception” them into liking a sport. Let’s put up a small hoop with a small football goal while they are still too young to be left alone outside or rubber basketballs for them to play with. When they get older and want to play basketball or football all the time, it will be easier to make them like outdoor sports when the right time comes. They will be going out with their friends everyday shooting hoops or scoring goals on the field and splashing threes like they were Steph or Klay.

8. Photography

Photography might be the easiest hobby that we can get our children to pick up, especially for those at that age where they are already connected emotionally to their phones or gadgets. Their devices have cameras, so invite them to go out and bring it with them. Like a security blanket, they will clutch it tight.

When going out, prepare a game of scavenger hunt, but with a twist. Tell your kids it will be a photo scavenger hunt. Give them a list of things they should photograph, including some require selfies with them, some not. They will surely have fun with it and then shower them with praises at how great their photos look as well as how they can be professional photographers.

9. Gardening

Gardening seems more for adults, really than for kids. But anything to get their hands off that device would be good news. Curious little kids would have a fun day with their parents working in the garden and making a mess of themselves at the same time. Give the older kids something to look forward to, such as a plant that grows fast and bears fruit they can harvest themselves. The satisfaction they can get from growing their own plants and harvesting their own food will be priceless.

The Best Outdoor Hobbies That Your Kid Should Learn And Pick Up (part 2)

4. Skates, board, and roller

Children a little older may find the hula hoops, jump ropes, and Frisbees a little under their age bracket, so let’s have them try a hobby that would challenge them. Skateboards are hip and cool, boys drool over the image of them whipping a skateboard trick in front of their friends.

But safety first, get helmets and pads to avoid bumps and bruises. Girls may find skateboards quite fun, too. But if in case they don’t, we have roller skates for them. And if they want to graduate from roller skates, let’s get them a nice new pair of rollerblades.

5. Nature excursions

If our child doesn’t want to get out of the house, they’re just at home with their gadgets and tech, and we’ve tried to entice them with cool toys for the outdoors without any luck, we don’t give up.

We broaden our horizons and scan the neighborhood for places like creeks, rivers, lakes, hiking trails, and the seaside, areas that are safe for kids to play in. Once we find one, take the necessary preparations then announce to them that you are going on an excursion. Make it a surprise or not, whatever works best for them, then make it such a fun outing for everyone that next weekend they’ll ignore their gadgets and ask to go back there.

6. Biking

We’ve all learned how to ride bikes when we were kids, that’s a fact. But if it isn’t for you, then start learning with your kids. Riding bikes is the first taste of freedom a human being truly experienced, young and carefree, we just pedal on with our friends and let the bikes take us wherever.

We’d ride after school and come back home in time for dinner. Those were the days. Also, biking is a hobby that’s a form of exercise. Start by teaching them to balance, then having a ride with them to build their confidence. A good alternative to bikes is scooters.