An Outdoor Challenge Activity for Kids

We all know families have more time together, and what could be better than a challenging activity in the envigorating spring weather?

Christopher came up with a new activity for his kids. The goal was to reach a prize on the back fence without touching the grass. They had to work together to come up with what they wanted to use.

Ruthanne, Lydia, Joshua, and Daniel set in motion, with a little help from their Auntie Sarah (Anna Marie’s sister) and cheering on from the rest of us. All in all, it took about a half-hour from the time the first item was placed off the deck until the fence was reached.

What can you think of that would be a creative challenge for your kids?

Ruthanne appears to be the mover and shaker in placing items.

Dilly Bars = the reward (don’t worry: they weren’t melting in the box but waiting in the freezer!)

Since Daniel’s stature is smaller, he found it more of a challenge. He didn’t care to pass his sisters or brother either. I love the look of determination here.
He made it!
This girl was a go-getter!

“Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but
one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And
every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all
things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown;
but we an incorruptible.”
1 Corinthians 9:24-25

12 thoughts on “An Outdoor Challenge Activity for Kids”

  1. What a fun game! Not only do they get some energy out, but they learn about teamwork and creative problem solving. It reminds me of the inside game “the floor is lava,” which all little kids seem to figure out/invent at some point I think (I was sure I’d come up with it was I was little and was shocked to learn that so many other people had played it as well as kids). Also a relief to know their ice cream bars didn’t melt 😉

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