After a long cold winter, most parents can’t wait to get their kids outdoors for some much-needed fresh air and exercise. Chances are good you could also use some time outside, and there are plenty of fun activities that dads can do with their kids. Consider the following ideas:
1. Create a Fort under the Trees
Most kids adore transforming some couch cushions and a blanket into a living room fort. This spring and summer, encourage them to do the same, only outside. As Parents suggests, tie three ropes parallel to each other in between trees or patio posts, and make the center rope a bit higher. Then help your kids drape some old sheets over the ropes, secure them in place with clothespins, and you have an instant fort.
Work with your kids to make the fort a bit more comfy by spreading pool towels on the ground. Have the kiddos help you make a plate full of microwave s’mores, grab some bottles of water, crackers and cheese, and some books, then head outside to relax for hours in the fort.