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Easy Outdoor Activities for Kids


Fun in the Rain
Don't be afraid to get wet during a downpour.
Don't be afraid to get wet during a downpour.
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Forget about umbrellas! Head outside, and play in the rain. As long as there is no thunder and lightning, don't let kids stay cooped up in the house during a downpour. They can toss on raincoats, hats, and boots for this easy outdoor activity for kids. They'll be surprised how different the world is while the rain is coming down.

What You'll Need:

  • Rain wear, such as raincoats, hats, and boots
  • Permission to get wet

Step 1: Once you're outside splashing through the rain, take a big whiff of the air. Do you notice a difference in the smell of rainy-day air?

Step 2: Look around, and see if you can spot any animals or insects that you don't normally see when the sun is out.

Step 3: Watch your step. Chances are you'll see plenty of earthworms wiggling about in the rain.

Step 4: Look at the trees to see how they handle the rain. Some leaves are made so that the rain glides off them.

Step 5: Check to see what else you can discover around your house that looks different in the rain than when the sun is out.

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