Start a Garden

There are many resources to create your own home garden, either in the ground or in a planter! Resources can be purchased at local farm stores or larger retailers.

Make Ice Cream

While New Hampshire has some of the best ice cream stands around, on a hot day, try making your own! the options are endless for what you can add!

DIY Slime

Making homemade slime offers a quick DIY activity that provides hours of fun afterwards.

Frisbee Golf

Use laundry baskets to play frisbee golf! Compete against family and friends in this easy backyard game.

Sheet Art

Hang up an old white sheet (inside or out) and let your kids paint it! The ideas are endless for what you can create and save. All you need are paint/markers, and an old sheet!

Stone Art

Paint kind messages on small rocks and leave them around your community. This is a great way to show your artistic abilities and brighten someone else’s day.

Family Picnic


There are many locations across the State that offer the perfect spot for outdoor picnics. Check your town or local recreation department website for local park listings.

Pinecone Birdfeeder


This activity has four ingredients (pinecones, peanut butter, yarn and wild bird food) and doesn’t take long to make! Once hung, kids can track the birds that come to the feeder.

DIY Sidewalk Chalk Paint

girl painting patio with Sidewalk chalk

Do it yourself chalk paint takes four common household products and creates hours of fun for the family! This is a fun and MESSY outdoor activity.

Discover the Forest

discover forest

Federal website promoting free outdoor activities for kids. Many are activities that can be done in your backyard, or with access to forest area.