The kids still need to be entertained while they are home from school this summer. Playing outside is healthy. Sunshine is needed by children and adults since vitamin D plays a role in everything from helping our immune system to positively affecting our mood.
Exercise is another reason to send your kids outdoors. Playing with neighborhood kids helps children with socialization too. As a kid, I always enjoyed playing Monkey in the Middle, Dodgeball, Hop Scotch, 1-2-3 Red Light, and Simon says.
According to a new survey by Claritin, this is the list (in order) of kids’ favorite outdoor activities.