Fun Springtime Activities to Enjoy with Your Foster Children

Fun Springtime Activities to Enjoy with Your Foster Children

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Keeping children happy and entertained always seems to be easier in nicer weather. Springtime means days outdoors, playing in the park or garden, getting some exercise, and enjoying not having to spend a fortune on indoor attractions to keep everyone occupied. If you are a foster carer, spring offers an excellent opportunity to get outdoors with the children in your care. It’s a chance to bond, get some exercise together, get to know each other and have some fun, which can be a great way to help them settle in, learn to trust you, and make some fantastic memories for the future. Here’s a look at some of the best springtime activities to enjoy with foster children.

Hiking

Hiking is fantastic exercise, a great chance to spend time outdoors together, and a way to see more of the world around you. Hiking can also be incredibly relaxing and a wonderful way to build confidence. Another benefit of hiking for foster families is that it takes you away from screens, devices (except maybe to take some photos) and other distractions and gives you a chance to really talk and get to know each other.

Bike Riding

Bike riding is a fantastic springtime activity that children of almost any age can enjoy. Spring is the perfect time to go for a bike ride before it gets too hot to be comfortable. Check out local cycle routes, and bike rentals if you don’t own your own.

A Day at the Beach

If you live near the beach, and are perhaps part of the Brighton and Hove foster care community, or similar, you could have an excellent opportunity to enjoy a spring day at the seaside. In summer, the beaches can get very busy, and there’s a great risk of sunburn and heatstroke. Spring can be the perfect alternative, especially if the children in your care are below school age and you can head to the beach in term time when it’s much quieter. Just remember to take sunscreen, plenty of water, and a bucket and spade.

Den-Building or Camping

If you’ve got a garden at home, getting out and building a den is a brilliant activity whether you use a den-building set, or things that you’ve got lying around the house. Spend the morning building and then the afternoon playing games and enjoying a picnic in your newly built den. Another option is pitching a tent in the garden and enjoying a night outdoors with snacks and camping games.

At Home Sports Day

Sports day is always a highlight of the school year, and even if the children in your care are under school age, you can create a simplified version at home with simple activities like skipping and egg and spoon races, a score card and even a homemade trophy.

Fruit Picking

Fruit picking is a great way to enjoy a spring or summer day out. Whether you go to a local strawberry-picking farm or just head out picking berries on your own, it’s a chance to chat, learn more about wildlife and nature, and enjoy some delicious fruit.

Spring is a fantastic time of the year, filled with outdoor fun and adventures. It’s the perfect time to build fantastic memories with your foster children, so get making plans today!

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