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Smarter Home: Tons of Outdoor Fun

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Nothing's better than Spring. And though we adults love Spring, I think kids might like it even more. How they tire themselves out after playing outside all day. Most of us wait till May or June to get our  outdoor gear, but it's better to get stuff now. Since it's still early in the season, you can get great bargains. And when that first warm, sunny days creep up, you'll be all set with a backyard full of fun gear.

If your play set has seen better days, it might be time to get a new one. Run down playsets aren't just an eye-sore, they can be dangerous for adventurous kids. One tip on buying a backyard play set: Think about the kids this year and next. Some playsets are really only aimed at really young kids, who can quickly outgrow them. If you're going to spend the money, and time installing them, make sure you take a look at all your options. There are so many to choose from, at all different prices, from the tree-house adventure play set, to the more advanced Play zone swing sets.

Anothe backyard must-have is a kid-sized picnic table. I have found that the ones with the umbrellas are very useful, especially if it will be in direct sunlight. Besides eating at the table, kids can do crafts, do puzzles, and play games at their very own table. (If it gets dirty, you can just hose it down. How's that for easy cleanup?!)

Other fun stuff includes one of my all-time favorite toys to play with, the sandbox. Kids also love trampolines, and the Having a Ball playland.   

What do your kids enjoy playing with outdoors?

by on Mar. 13, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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by on Mar. 19, 2012 at 11:51 AM

My older daughter loves her swing set and her picnic table. She also likes to collect rocks.

by on Mar. 21, 2012 at 9:38 PM

We just love being outside!!

by on Mar. 21, 2012 at 11:44 PM

My son loves his swing set

by on Mar. 24, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Quoting momofsixangels:

My kids love playing outside.

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by on Mar. 25, 2012 at 2:28 PM

My dd loves playing with her scooter.

by on Mar. 25, 2012 at 3:05 PM

my son loves to dig in the sand!

by on Mar. 25, 2012 at 11:27 PM

They love playing in the dirt with their trucks

by on Jan. 1, 2013 at 7:05 PM

Swingset, sandbox, bikes, chalk, football, basketball, frisbees, catch...all kinds of things! Lately it's been SNOW!

by on Jan. 1, 2013 at 7:19 PM

They love to bike ride and play basketball

by on Mar. 11, 2013 at 1:58 PM

 My kids love to ride their bikes or take walks.  We play ball or tennis also.

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