Sometimes the simplest moments with our kids can be the most beautiful, and this “Green Time” suggestion from our May issue of Ranger Rick Jr. was a reminder in just that!
The task? Simply to go to the park. This might sound like something you do with your kids anyway, but this time we made things different.
I deliberately chose a park without any facilities – no playground, no swings, nothing built up. Instead, we showed up with a blanket to sit on and only a few other goodies.
Based on Ranger Rick’s suggestions, we brought along Travis’s tricycle to ride through the grass:
A kite for flying:
And a mitt and soft balls to practice playing catch.
Nothing makes the afternoon better than an iced tea snack with mama. And reading a few Ranger Rick Jr. stories of course.
We easily spent an hour in this park, just the two of us (and a new ladybug friend!).
What’s your favorite (non-playground) park activity with your kids? Please share in the comments!