This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Maytag. All opinions are 100% mine.
We are coming up on the last few days of Summer for my little ones and I want to make the very best of each and every second. We have had an eventful Summer already (anyone else exhausted just thinking about the last 2 months?!) filled with so many great adventures. But I want to make sure these last few days are epic. Now don’t get me wrong, we aren’t going on a big vacation, or even out of town. We’ll still be doing day to day chores and eating mac and cheese on a picnic blanket out front, but I want to make the most of the outdoors while we have the time. This list can also be used on the weekends or even as fun family evening activities while it’s still warm outside.
End Of Summer – Kids Activity Outdoor Bucket List
- play a game of ball at the park
- put on a water fight in the neighborhood
- color outside under a tree
- go on a bike ride on a new walking trail
- climb a tree
- participate in an outdoor dance party
- DOGGY PILE!
- roll down a grassy hill
- fly a kite
- play in the rain
- go to a pet store/petting zoo and visit the animals
- go on a lizard hunt (if they are native to your area)
- go on a hike you haven’t done before
- have a popsicle, ice cream or snow cone for dinner!
(I had to put this video in, I love seeing my husband out practicing ball with Will, keeping up his skills off season!) One of my favorite things about this list is that my kids are gonna come home smelly, dirty, and most likely with stuff all over their clothes. There’s so many times I have looked at my kids as they walk in the door for dinner and think “that’s the true sign of a good childhood”. The other day I got a text from one of my friends, and the conversations went like this:
M:Will you send my kids home please V: Yup M: Thanks! M: Looks like they had fun! haha (her kids were SOAKING wet and covered in dirt) V: Sorry M: I think it’s safe to say our kids have amazing childhoods
It made me so happy to know that others are thinking the same thing as me…that when they come in looking and smelling like that, you know they are having fun and enjoying every minute of being a kid.
BUT WHAT ABOUT THE DIRTY CLOTHES?!
I have to admit that when I first moved to Southern Utah I was terrified of the red dirt being EVERYWHERE. My kids can stay on the sidewalk and they are still tracking it in. So how in the world am I supposed to keep it out of the clothes? I’ve learned that it really isn’t as bad as I thought it would be, as long as I don’t let it sit and I get it into a high-quality, powerful and up to date washer/dryer right away and maybe a good presoak (as needed). But we are yet to get a red dirt spot that I couldn’t get out!!
Did you know that Maytag laundry new Top Load Washer and Dryer units are designed to handle any filthy mess, even big league stains! And right now Maytag wants to see pictures of your #MyFilthiestPlay. With the Filthiest Plays of the Week contest, ball players of all ages can upload photos or videos of their sliding, diving or just “filthy plays” using “#MyFilthiestPlay” on Twitter or Instagram, for weekly prizes, and the opportunity of a lifetime – a grand prize trip to the World Series, plus a Maytag Top Load Washer and Dryer pair. (full Filthiest Plays of the Week rules)