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4 FUN Ways for Kids to Spend More Time Outdoors

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Radio Flyer. The opinions and text are all mine.

Now that the weather is finally warming up we’re spending more and more time outdoors. After spending the majority of our time indoors during the winter months, we can’t wait to get outside and play! Every nice day, you’ll find us moving our homeschool lessons outside to take advantage of the beautiful weather and change in season. If you’re looking for some fun ideas for your kids to spend more time outside, I’ve got some great ones for you! We’re loading up our Radio Flyer Wagon and exploring the great outdoors! 

4 Fun and Easy Ways for Kids to Spend More Time Outdoors.


As part of our homeschool lessons, we frequently go searching for wildlife right in our own backyard or at the park. There’s a great little park not to far away that has a lake, hiking trails and plenty of wildlife. We’ve seen otters, fish, heron, and even our trusty neighborhood hawk. Not to mention all the insects, bunnies and groundhogs that call our yard and neighborhood home.

We’ll grab our notebooks, pens and head out to see what we can spot for the day. The kids not only learn about all the different animals but the environments they live in as well.


It’s no secret how much my kids love fishing. When the weather is warm, you’ll almost always find us down the shore or at the lake fishing! My kids are hooked. This is one of the best ways to introduce your kids to nature and have fun while doing it. Every catch they make, make it fun. Take a picture of their catch before you let it go and research it when you get home.

Find your state’s free fishing days and introduce your kids to fishing!


This is probably one of our families favorite activities. The kids look at it as fun and my husband and I get our exercise in. It’s a win-win for everyone but besides the benefits of physical activity. There’s something special about being our in nature away from our phones, video games and TV and just connecting together as a family.

Sometimes the best memories happen out on the trails. The kids have the freedom to explore and test their boundaries and limit and really learn what their capable of.


Scavenger hunts are always so much fun. These can be done right in your own backyard or at the park for even more nature hunting fun! It can be as simple as talking about the items like leaves, acorns, animals tracks, etc. that you will look for or print out a printable scavenger hunt for each of the kids.

4 Fun and Easy Ways for Kids to Spend More Time Outdoors.

With each and every one of these fun ideas, you’ll always find us with our Radio Flyer Little Red Wagon!  To celebrate Little Red Wagon day, we headed out to our favorite park for a day of fun. While it may be a little too cold for fishing yet, we checked out our favorite lake, explored the trails and even spotted a few animals!

Our Radio Flyer wagon is the perfect companion for all our adventures!  It’s perfect for carting  the kids when they get tired, our gear, snacks and any fun finds we may come across.

4 Fun and Easy Ways for Kids to Spend More Time Outdoors.

In celebration of Little Red Wagon Day today, is offering 30-50% off their top selling wagons! Now you can pick up the perfect wagon for your family adventures all at a great discount!

You’ll find amazing savings on the Towns & Country, All Terrain, Folding and Build-A-Wagons!

4 Fun and Easy Ways for Kids to Spend More Time Outdoors.

Little Red Wagon Day celebrates making all those memories and celebrating the power of imagination in kids and adults alike all in a little red wagon!

For over 100 years Radio Flyer has been poring play and inspiring the imagination of kids everywhere! Radio Flyer has been a part of our family for years and we’ve created some amazing memories with our little red wagon over the years. I remember when I bought Ry his first wagon and all the fun we had with it as he grew up.

4 Fun and Easy Ways for Kids to Spend More Time Outdoors.

Now I get to re-live all the fun with Evie and her Radio Flyer wagon! She loves it and won’t let us forget it when we head out!

Grab your  Radio Flyer Wagon today and create memories you’ll cherish forever!


Ruth I

Thursday 28th of March 2019

Scavenger hunt sounds perfect for my niece! She will surely enjoy some adventure.


Thursday 28th of March 2019

When my kids were little we went on a lot of scavenger hunts. They loved it.


Thursday 28th of March 2019

I love the warm season for this. I love when my kid spend more time outdoor! These are wonderful tips!

Melanie Walsh

Thursday 28th of March 2019

The easiest way to get my preschooler outside is to tell her we're going to look for bugs. She loves it! With the weather being so lovely, I want to spend as much time outside as possible.

Susan Carraretto

Thursday 28th of March 2019

I desperately miss those days when my girls were young enough to ride in their little red wagon. It goes so fast!