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.

Five hobbies you should take up today (part 2)

3. Volunteering

Volunteering is the hobby that can not only improve your life, but also the lives of others. There is always at least a demand for volunteers and functions can be found across the board. For example, you could become a board member for a foundation, tutor, chat with the elderly in homes, help with plastic clean up, or blog for certain projects that help the community.

The easiest way to find volunteering positions is to search “volunteering” and then your city. And there are so many volunteer opportunities out there, so there is definitely something for you.

4. Gardening

Gardening sounds like something only grandparents do. Gardening is darn therapeutic. Watching your own plants grow from a seed to fruit or flowers is extremely fulfilling. It is like raising a baby, but in a much shorter space of time. And unlike a child, then you will eat it or cut it and put it in a vase.

The great thing about gardening, especially in terms of fruits or veggies, is that they taste so great – nothing like the bland tomatoes that you get at the market, for example. In addition, gardening teaches you how to grow something and how nature works. Not everything is the same and though you can buy almost everything all year round, actual veggies don’t work like that and you have to sow them at certain times of the year as well as pay attention to when it is perfect time to harvest, etc.

5. Anything with crafts

Get creative and make something, whether it is a scarf, painting, or an upcycled closet. There are a lot of ways to let your creative side loose, and you don’t need to make things that you will never use, either. Why not paint your cabinet in funky colors, make your own one-of-a-kind jewellery, or start knitting or simply jazz up your house with a fluid art piece?

Getting crafty is a great way to focus your attention on something else than the stress of daily life. Moreover, the end results are usually great and give you a sense of pride.