Fresh Air Family Fun

Preschool & Older

There's a free mini vacation waiting for your family just around the corner, today and every day. It's your local park!

Check out our ideas for fresh air fun, mark your calendar, pack your picnic and go to the park! Your kids, and their bodies, will thank you for it!

Be a kid again!

As a parent, be a role model and join in or lead activities. Can’t see yourself swinging from the monkey bars? Most parks have open green spaces that are perfect for a game of catch, Frisbee or tag. Your kids will love having you as a playmate!

Share your childhood games

Teach your kids the outdoor games you loved as a kid. Some of our favorites:

  • Frisbee
  • Hopscotch
  • Follow the Leader (perfect for jungle gyms!)
  • Tag
  • Catch: baseball, football

Neighborhood fun

Get neighborhood kids and parents together for a fun game that everyone can enjoy. Organizing a game of touch football, kickball, soccer or basketball is a great way to get active and have loads of fun.

Keep it simple

As part of the park experience, take time to simply enjoy being outside with your family. Walk together. Throw rocks in the stream. Count bugs. Have a family scavenger hunt. See who can skip to the next big tree. It’s fun and good for you! 

Don't get stuck in a rut

Are your kids getting bored with your neighborhood park? Explore a new section or switch it up and visit a different park. Don’t forget about churches and schools ... they have great playgrounds, too!

Park perks

Turn park visits into a reward for good behavior or achievements. Johnny earned an “A” on the big test? Let’s head to the park to celebrate! Suzie successfully cut back time on her phone this week? She earns a trip to the park!