Your backyard may be underappreciated in the colder months, but come spring it can be a place for fun and adventure. Take advantage of your backyard with these at-home outdoor activities:
Backyard Movie Night
Pull out your comfiest lawn chairs and coziest blankets for this outdoor activity. Wait for a clear, warm evening and transform your backyard into your very own movie theatre. Getting your hands on a high-quality projector can be costly, and hauling your entire TV system is not the most efficient. Choose a pocket-sized smartphone projector to project a film onto a sheet hung between two trees or onto a blank wall on the back of your home. Make sure that you are stocked up on popcorn (try making specialized flavours like pizza or BBQ), sweets (for the perfect mix of sweet and salty, empty a bag of bite-sized treats into your bowl of popcorn), and drinks for all ages (suggest that each person brings their own reusable water bottle for drinks, to save on plastic and prevent spills).
Get creative in the great outdoors by setting up a craft station on your backyard table. Start by using an old sheet or tablecloth to protect the surface from any paint, glue or glitter that might land on it. In keeping with the outdoor theme, try doing some nature related projects. Use twigs and scrap wood to make a functional birdhouse. Choose some bright colours and paint rocks to decorate your walkway. You can even create a unique print by coating leaves with your favourite coloured paint and using them as one-of-a-kind stamps.
Get your green thumb in gear by showing your garden some love this spring. Create fun for the entire family by implementing some open-air activities that will improve your yard’s appearance and benefit the environment. Make a mini garden for kids to care for easily by choosing brightly coloured wildflowers that are inexpensive and easily attainable. Turn gardening from a chore into a method of relaxation by creating a routine that incorporates meditation, yoga or reading your favourite book in your fresh space after planting. To bring some romance into the garden, plan a date to your local plant nursery, choose new plants together and spend the day with your loved one catching some sun.
Plan a Picnic
Plan the perfect backyard picnic! Turn the simplest of meals into an adventure with a little bit of planning and a whole lot of creativity. Firstly, plan your picnic as though you were heading to a destination rather than just out the back door. Imagining that you are unable to return to the house anytime you may have forgotten something will make the meal much more enjoyable. Plan a menu that is simple and fresh and can be eaten easily and without a mess. Next, plan your setup. A washable bedspread or tablecloth laid out over a tarp is the perfect place to sit and avoid the wet ground. Next, reduce your waste by packing all of your food into reusable containers and wrapping dishes in dishtowels (which can later be repurposed as napkins). Finally, play your favourite music on a portable speaker to set the mood.
Why waste the outdoor space that your home has to offer when you can use it to make memories? Spend some time doing an outdoor activity at your home today.
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