When the weather is nice, there’s nothing better than spending quality time outside with your family. If your yard is big enough, there are plenty of things you can do to give your kids an enjoyable experience. However, you also need to make sure you are practicing safety as much as possible. Here are five yard additions to keep your kids safe and happy.
A well-designed fence is necessary to help keep your kids secure. Whether you’re choosing picket, chain link, or another, you need to make sure it’s sturdy and able to protect them. You also need to be paying close attention while your kids are playing outside. Don’t let stray animals or strangers get within reach of your children. Work with a contractor like F & W Fence Company, Inc. or someone similar.
Bugs and other pests really make for an unpleasant outdoor experience. In order to keep bugs away from your kids, you need the right kind of repellant. You can spray them with bug spray and use citronella-based oil and tiki torches to keep them away. It will be much more fun for them to not have to deal with bites and stings.
There are few things more fun for kids than bouncing on a trampoline. Look for a trampoline that will let them let out their energy. You should find one that’s of good quality, even if it’s used. Make sure that everyone is safe on the trampoline and that they have the proper supervision.
If you’re looking to introduce your kids to sports, a soccer goal is a great way to do so. They can practice their kicking and blocking with friends. You can also help to coach them and gain their confidence in athletic endeavours. This can be a great learning experience for them and a bonding experience for the both of you.
You might not have room for a pool, but you can still give your kids some fun in the water. A splash pad is a wonderful way to show your kids a good and refreshing time. Find a place to install it in your backyard. Make sure there’s enough room for everyone and that you understand how to properly maintain the splash pad.
We hope this has given you a great idea of how to keep your kids safe and happy in your yard. There are so many ideas for things you can bring in. Think about your yard and what your kids would like. Then, decide what would be the perfect additions.
How do you keep your kids safe and happy in the yard?
We would love to hear about it in the comments below!
Aduke Schulist says
I’d love to add some sort of splash feature to our yard. We have the others already.
Angela Bethea says
It’s really essential to give our child a safe place where they can play and enjoy outside’s ambiance. These are really wonderful tips!
I would love to have a soccer goal in the yard for our soccer fanatic/lover son, but it’s just not possible because our yard is hilly. Great list!
You chose all the things that will make happy any child! My kid would love to have them all!
I love this post! These all sound like fun ways to keep kids occupied and safe! Thanks for this!!
We would love to get a trampoline for our yard! That is one thing that I’m on the look out for!
I definitely want to add all of these! My kids would love it, especially the trampoline.
Nancy at Whispered Inspirations says
Insect repellant is such a huge one, especially when you have children that have reactions to bites!
Totally agree with all of these. A fenced in yard has always been a must have for us. It totally helps to make sure that the kids are safe! I also think having something fun for them to play with is a big factor. Swingsets are fun!
Joyce Duboise Santos says
Yess! I love these ideas! It’s so important to get our kids OUTSIDE to experience nature, fresh air, and to use their imagination as much as possible. And, as you said, it can increase energy and exercise!
Victoria Heckstall says
Insect Repellant is really important, Kids always wants to play and this will help to keep away insects that may bite them.
Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place says
I would love to add a splash pad when the warmer weather rolls in! That sounds like a lot of fun and I’m sure my boys will love it. I love all your ideas here.
Paula Schuck says
YES! Giving them comfortable safe places to play is so important to growing healthy kids. We had a massive backyard in our old house. We have a pool now so we get a lot of swimming time. That makes us all happy.
I try to encourage my kids to spend as much time outside as possible. One of their all time favorite things was their water table. These are great ideas for getting kids enjoying the backyard.
Jennifer Van Huss says
What a beautiful post!! As I stare at the snow on my lawn, I’m dreaming of your backyard photos! Keeping my kids safe in the backyard means all the reasons you mentioned!! Fun is the most important!!
We have a back yard full of snow too! But you have to admit there is something special about a yard full of snowmen, snow angels and snow forts!
At least the days are starting to get longer again.. almost makes living in the land of ice and snow livable.
Lisa Favre says
My husband had a trampoline growing up and he absolutely loved it. I never had one but I can imagine how much fun it would be.
We used to have a trampoline but we sold it when we moved. I’d love to get another one because my boys are full of energy at all times.
Our kids have a trampoline and they love it. A fence is a must for us too because we have a dog.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
These are all great tips. It’s so important to keep our kids safe WHILE we let them play and be active. It’s a tough needle to thread.
I try to get the backyard full of different items that my kiddo would love. Normally we do that in spring especially the splash pad because I know he loves it.