P.E.
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    Fun Outdoor Activities

    • Riding bikes or scooters
    • Jumping rope or spinning a hula hoop
    • Walking or running (with or without dog)
    • Playing backyard soccer, kickball, football, basketball or catch with family members
    • Sweeping, mopping, and vacuuming are all forms of physical exercise
    • Logan River Trail at the Golf Course
    • Walking trail at First Dam
    • Go to a local park
    • Hiking: Trails that are open to hiking & Dogs allowed on the trail:
      1. Providence Canyon Biking/Hiking Trail
      2. Green Canyon
      3. Deer Fence from Providence to River Heights (Dry Canyon)
      4. Logan River Trail up Logan Canyon (near the Nature Center)
      5. The Wind Caves- Logan Canyon
    • Cache Valley Hiking Trails
    • Logan Canyon Hiking
    • Cache County Trails

     

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200+ Unplugged Activities

  • In no particular order, here's our current (but continually growing!) list of activities:

    1. ride bikes
    2. roller blade
    3. basketball
    4. play board games
    5. make a tent out of blankets
    6. squirt with hoses
    7. run through the sprinkler
    8. jump rope
    9. read books
    10. blow bubbles
    11. make homemade play dough
    12. play with play dough
    13. press flowers
    14. do crafts with pressed flowers
    15. write a letter to a relative, friend or pen pal
    16. clean bedroom
    17. vacuum living room
    18. clean bathroom
    19. make a craft
    20. draw
    21. color
    22. paint
    23. pull weeds
    24. watch a movie
    25. write stories
    26. use binoculars
    27. use magnifying glass
    28. use microscope
    29. bird watching
    30. write a play
    31. act out a play
    32. invent circus acts
    33. perform a circus
    34. play card games
    35. make art on the front walkway with sidewalk chalk
    36. play catch
    37. play baseball
    38. collect rocks
    39. collect leaves
    40. collect feathers
    41. play Frisbee
    42. make Frisbee's out of old plastic lids, decorate with markers
    43. dust the house
    44. brush the pet
    45. write letters
    46. read a magazine
    47. play dress-up
    48. play Cowboys
    49. pick vegetables
    50. play outside with the pet
    51. build a fort in your rooms
    52. build a fort in the backyard
    53. do a jigsaw puzzle
    54. play the Geo-safari
    55. play on the computer
    56. listen to a story or book on tape
    57. do extra schoolwork to get ahead
    58. do brain teasers (crosswords, word searches, hidden pictures, mazes, etc.)
    59. cook
    60. prepare lunch
    61. surprise a neighbor with a good deed
    62. play store
    63. prepare a "restaurant" lunch with menus
    64. hold a tea party
    65. have a Teddy bear picnic
    66. play with toy cars
    67. play dolls
    68. play house
    69. chase butterflies
    70. collect caterpillars and bugs
    71. plant a garden or a pot
    72. collect seeds
    73. hunt for four-leaf clovers
    74. learn magic tricks
    75. put on a magic show
    76. plant a container garden
    77. sprout seeds or beans
    78. make sock puppets
    79. put on a puppet show
    80. make Christmas presents
    81. make homemade wrapping paper
    82. make homemade gift cards
    83. make picture frames from twigs glued onto sturdy cardboard
    84. crochet or knit
    85. make doll clothes
    86. sew buttons in designs on old shirts
    87. run relay races
    88. make bookmarks
    89. take a quiet rest time
    90. take a shower or bath
    91. bathe a pet
    92. feed the birds or squirrels
    93. watch the clouds
    94. organize a dresser drawer
    95. clean under the bed
    96. empty dishwasher
    97. vacuum under the couch cushions and keep any change found
    98. write these ideas on pieces of paper and pick out one or two to do
    99. whittle
    100. whittle bars of soap
    101. practice musical instruments
    102. perform a family concert
    103. teach yourself to play musical instrument (recorder, harmonica, guitar)
    104. fold laundry
    105. sweep kitchen or bathroom floors
    106. sweep front walkway
    107. sweep or spray back patio
    108. sweep or spray driveway
    109. wash car
    110. vacuum car
    111. vacuum or dust window blinds
    112. clean bathroom mirrors
    113. clean sliding glass doors
    114. clean inside of car windows
    115. wash bicycles
    116. clean garage
    117. play in the sandbox
    118. build a sandcastle
    119. work with clay
    120. copy your favorite book illustration
    121. design your own game
    122. build with blocks or Legos
    123. create a design box (copper wire, string, odds-and-ends of things destined for the garbage, pom-poms, thread, yarn, etc.)
    124. plan a neighborhood or family Olympics
    125. have a marble tournament
    126. paint a picture with lemon juice on white paper and hang it in a sunny window and see what happens in a few days
    127. finger paint with pudding
    128. make dessert
    129. make dinner
    130. give your pet a party
    131. paint the sidewalk with water
    132. start a journal of summer fun
    133. start a nature diary
    134. have a read-a-thon with a friend or sibling
    135. have a neighborhood bike wash
    136. play flashlight tag
    137. play Kick the Can
    138. check out a science book and try some experiments
    139. make up a story
    140. arrange photo albums
    141. find bugs and start a collection
    142. do some stargazing
    143. decorate bikes or wagons and have a neighborhood parade
    144. catch butterflies and then let them go
    145. play hide-and-seek
    146. create a symphony with bottles and pans and rubber bands
    147. listen to the birds sing
    148. try to imitate birdcalls
    149. read a story to a younger child
    150. find shapes in the clouds
    151. string dry noodles or O-shaped cereals into a necklace
    152. glue noodles into a design on paper
    153. play hopscotch
    154. play jacks
    155. make up a song
    156. make a teepee out of blankets
    157. write in your journal
    158. find an ant colony and spill some food and watch what happens
    159. play charades
    160. make up a story by drawing pictures
    161. draw a cartoon strip
    162. make a map of your bedroom, house or neighborhood
    163. call a friend
    164. cut pictures from old magazines and write a story
    165. make a collage using pictures cut from old magazines
    166. do a secret service for a neighbor
    167. plan a treasure hunt
    168. make a treasure map
    169. make up a "Bored List" of things to do
    170. plan a special activity for your family
    171. search your house for items made in other countries and then learn about those countries from the encyclopedia or online
    172. plan an imaginary trip to the moon
    173. plan an imaginary trip around the world, where would you want to go
    174. write a science-fiction story
    175. find a new pen pal
    176. make up a play using old clothes as costumes
    177. make up a game for practicing math facts
    178. have a Spelling Bee
    179. make up a game for practicing spelling
    180. surprise an elderly neighbor or relative by weeding his/her garden
    181. finger paint with shaving cream
    182. collect sticks and mud and build a bird's nest
    183. write newspaper articles for a pretend newspaper
    184. put together a family newsletter
    185. write reviews of movies or plays or TV shows or concerts you see during the summer
    186. bake a cake
    187. bake a batch of cookies
    188. decorate a shoe box to hold your summer treasures
    189. make a hideout or clubhouse
    190. make paper airplanes
    191. have paper airplane races
    192. learn origami
    193. make an obstacle course in your backyard
    194. make friendship bracelets for your friends
    195. make a wind chime out of things headed for the garbage
    196. paint your face
    197. braid hair
    198. play tag
    199. make a sundial
    200. make food sculptures (from pretzels, gumdrops, string licorice, raisins, cream cheese, peanuts, peanut butter, etc.) and then eat it
    201. make a terrarium
    202. start a club
    203. take a nap outside on your lawn
    204. produce a talent show
    205. memorize a poem
    206. recite a memorized poem for your family