Family Nature

Summer Fun

We’ve been spending an awful lot of time in the back yard now that school is out.  Today we spend a good chunk of the afternoon there.  It was my four kids, my niece, my sister and her three kids and I.  Two adults, eight kids ages 1 to 11.

It’s not always easy finding fun things to do that make all ages present happy but today we did something that was fun for all: an obstacle course.

Here’s what they had to do:

Run around the blue bucket three times:

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Hop over the mini picnic table:

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Crawl under the chair and table, army style:

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Drive the little red car around the giant ant hill:

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Drive the dump truck from the purple bucket to the white bucket, get the basketball, put it in the dump truck:

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Drive it back to the purple bucket and carefully place the basketball on the upside down bucket:

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Dribble the soccer ball to the big digging pit and kick it in:

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All the while, the peanut gallery watches and keeps track of everyone’s time with the kitchen timer, so that we can see who wins everyone can achieve a personal best:

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Lots of summer fun!

6 thoughts on “Summer Fun

  1. Beevers

    Aaaa…this was the obstacle course R was talking about! Geez….why do the kids look so big.

  2. Michelle Tsiantoulas

    Great idea Amanda! With my little day care and the next door neighbour who also does a home day care there is always at least 8 kids and 2 adults in our backyards everyday. Tomorrow if it doesn’t rain there’ll be 11 kids, so maybe we’ll give it a try!

  3. Rebecca

    impromptu obstacle courses are one of our fav. things. We even do them inside on rainy days.

    Great idea to use so many different things…

  4. Rebecca

    impromptu obstacle courses are one of our fav. things. We even do them inside on rainy days.

    Great idea to use so many different things…