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10 Great Outdoor Challenges to Enjoy This Summer!

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After a long winter, everyone deserves to spend some time outside. Enjoy the warmer weather with a series of nature-based activities. The Great Outdoors Challenge from Great Wolf Lodge includes 10 different tasks families can explore together. You can perform them in the woods, at a park, or even in the backyard! Now, check out the slideshow below to get started.

The Great Outdoors Challenge

1. Pitch a Tent

Our first challenge involves pitching a tent in the backyard! This one allows you to get a taste of the great outdoors without having to travel far from home.

2. Build a Campfire

Keep the outdoor fun going by building a campfire. Grab some popular campfire foods to enjoy before you begin. Or, avoid the hassle by making something in the oven instead. Check out our indoors s’mores recipe now.

3. Catch a Fish

Find a local fishing spot. This hands-on activity will help the little ones practice their fine motor and problem-solving skills. It’s also a great way to boost confidence!

4. Plant a Mini Garden

Help your garden grow with this next challenge! Moving around and carrying planting materials is a great way to help the kids practice body management skills. Ask them to describe how things feel, smell, and taste as you complete the exercise.

5. Go on a Bike Ride

Get some fresh air by going on a bike ride. It’s a great way to get some exercise and spend time together as a family.

6. Build a Sandcastle

Build a sandcastle at the beach! You can also do this challenge at home with a backyard sandbox. Encourage the kids to use their imagination by creating a story around the castle. Is there a princess inside? What does she look like and what is she called?

7. Plan a Roadtrip

Summer is the perfect time to plan a road trip. Head to the beach or arrange a visit with family and friends! Make the best out of a long car ride with these road trip activities.

8. Play an Outdoor Sport

Inject a little competition into your summer plans! Play an outdoor sport to keep the kids active and entertained.

9. Go on a Nature Walk

Explore the great outdoors by taking the kids on a nature walk. Ask them to collect and record items that stand out to them. You can even create a DIY nature journal before embarking on this challenge.

10. Have a Picnic

Congratulations on completing all 10 challenges! Celebrate with an outdoor picnic. Pack everyone’s favorite summer foods and enjoy your time together as a family.

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Don’t forget to capture the fun and post to social media. Tag us @greatwolflodge! You can also visit our blog for more fun things to do at home with the family. Or, come see us at the lodge.

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