Plan a camp out with your friends
Sit down with your besties today to plan a weekend
sleepover…outside. Borrow a tent from friends or family, grab your sleeping
bags and find some good marshmallow-roasting sticks, stat.
Plant an herb garden in some DIY-decorated pots
It’s the perfect way to spend an afternoon with your buds and it doubles as a fantastic prezzie for Mom come
Mother’s Day. We like thyme, rosemary, basil, mint and parsley.
Study in the sunshine
Grab an old blanket and your schoolbooks and bring school
outside for an afternoon. Leave the techie distractions in your purse and soak
up the sun while ya do your sums.
Climb a tree
When was the last time you explored a leafy canopy? Pull on
some old jeans and scoot your way up a tree trunk. Hey, you could always haul
up some water balloons to toss on your unsuspecting bro…
Play a pick-up game
Draw a four-square court on your driveway, pump some air
into your sib’s basketball or get a game of kickball together in a col-de-sac.
Take your dog for a walk
Instead of letting your pooch out in the fenced-in backyard,
scrounge up a leash and go for a stroll. Don’t have a dog of your own? Borrow a
neighbor’s pup or phone up a friend.
Get your “om” on
Take your yoga mat outside and do your workout alongside
Mother Nature. Can you feel that inner peace?
Scope out the clouds
Take 10 and stretch out on your back in the grass. With your
babysitting charge, BFF or big bro, take a look at the sky and see what shapes
the clouds are creating. Turn it into a competition for who can spot the most
Bury a time capsule
Snag you’re a few sweeties and toss some memories of the
past year into a box. Think photos, theater tickets and CDs that are totally
now. Bury it with permission and makes plans to dig it up in the future.
Make it a competition
There are all sorts of contests you can hold outside: Who can blow the
biggest soap bubble, who can spit the water melon seed the farthest, who can
run around the house the fastest. Come up with an Olympic-style afternoon and
have a blast, babe. May the best woman win!
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 4/21/2011 10:06:00 AM
POSTED IN earth day, get outside, spring fun