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Jenn D.
Smarter Home: Tons of Outdoor Fun
by Jenn D.
March 13, 2012 at 12:00 AM


Nothing's better than Spring. And though we adults love Spring, I think kids might like it even more. How they tire themselves out after playing outside all day. Most of us wait till May or June to get our  outdoor gear, but it's better to get stuff now. Since it's still early in the season, you can get great bargains. And when that first warm, sunny days creep up, you'll be all set with a backyard full of fun gear.

If your play set has seen better days, it might be time to get a new one. Run down playsets aren't just an eye-sore, they can be dangerous for adventurous kids. One tip on buying a backyard play set: Think about the kids this year and next. Some playsets are really only aimed at really young kids, who can quickly outgrow them. If you're going to spend the money, and time installing them, make sure you take a look at all your options. There are so many to choose from, at all different prices, from the tree-house adventure play set, to the more advanced Play zone swing sets.

Anothe backyard must-have is a kid-sized picnic table. I have found that the ones with the umbrellas are very useful, especially if it will be in direct sunlight. Besides eating at the table, kids can do crafts, do puzzles, and play games at their very own table. (If it gets dirty, you can just hose it down. How's that for easy cleanup?!)

Other fun stuff includes one of my all-time favorite toys to play with, the sandbox. Kids also love trampolines, and the Having a Ball playland.   

What do your kids enjoy playing with outdoors?


Replies

  • Rushn311
    March 13, 2012 at 12:05 AM

    My son loves his riding lawnmower, bike and razor scooter.

    My daughter loves her bike, playing soccer, football and just running.

  • onecuteladybug2
    March 13, 2012 at 4:47 AM

    My son just likes to be outside. He doesn't care what he's doing, as long as he's outside.

  • momofsixangels
    March 13, 2012 at 9:30 AM

    My kids love playing outside.

  • ceciliam
    March 13, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    My son likes his power jeep, moonsand, soccer, baseball, sidewalk chalk and in the Summer we are out by the pool every day.

  • slw123
    by slw123
    March 13, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    hula hoops and scooters

  • wendums1229
    March 13, 2012 at 10:44 AM


    Quoting onecuteladybug2:

    My son just likes to be outside. He doesn't care what he's doing, as long as he's outside.


    mine too lol

  • mommyprice09
    March 13, 2012 at 10:45 AM
    my son loves all his outdoor toys. i love that his bday is in spring so we can buy all kinds of outdoor things
  • LifeCafe42
    March 13, 2012 at 10:46 AM
    I'd love a trampoline but I'm afraid the neighbors kids will go in my yard and hurt themselves
  • charlene_kyle
    March 13, 2012 at 10:51 AM

     Our kids love the swingset, sand box, and just running around. We love spring.

  • amy7243
    by amy7243
    March 13, 2012 at 1:34 PM

     My kids love to be outside in the summer! The trampoline is their favorite. They love playing sports too.

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