When my kids were younger, one of their favorite things to do was go to a playground to play. They would meet friends, make new ones, play, climb, swing, jump, and slide for hours. And if there is a sand pit, my youngest will become a filfthy mess and wonder out loud, “mommy, why don’t we have a sand box.”
When it is time to leave, I usually had to strip her down to her undies before she got into her car seat. At which point I would say back to her, “this is why we don’t have a sand box.”
My girls have their favorite playground, but I would mix things up and take them to a different one each week. Why? It prevents boredom…plain and simple.
Each playground visit is a new experience with different kids to play with and different equipment to explore. I didn’t mind driving a few extra miles to try a new park. We packed snacks, water, and sunscreen and went out in the morning to beat the high afternoon heat.
Bonus–this is a FREE activity, so venture out and find all the parks in your area.
My kids have outgrown the playground phase, but they have fond memories of many playgrounds. Every time we drive by one, they talk about their memories of those fun times.
Do you have a favorite park? Try a new this week…mix it up a little.