More time spent at home means time to seize the everyday and rediscover the joys of your own space. Canadian Tire and Yahoo Canada are proud to help Canadians get there. We’re bringing you everything you need for the season, from at-home camping essentials to the coolest backyard must-haves.
It’s no secret that keeping kids entertained throughout the summer can be a challenge, especially if you’re looking for activities that don’t involve any screen time.
Getting outdoors is one of the easiest ways to encourage physical activity and some time away from technology, while also maintaining a healthy lifestyle. For families with access to outdoor space, the backyard can be an ideal place for kids to play, especially when it’s outfitted with a whole range of fun games and activities. And with more time spent at home, it’s a perfect occasion to reconnect with your outdoor space and create a fun environment that the whole family can enjoy.
With everything from climbing structures to water sports, there’s no shortage of fun ideas that can transform your yard into a playground that any kid will adore.
Bring The Waterpark Home
Instead of a trip to the water park this summer, set one up at home! From water slides and mats to water blasters and soakers, Canadian Tire has dozens of great items to turn your backyard into an awesome cool-down zone.
If your kids are a little more laid back, give them the at-home version of a wading pool with this durable plastic number. Or if you already have a pool in your backyard (we’re jealous!), amp up the fun factor with fun floaties and accessories like this fold and go pool lounger, holographic glitter pool tube or this ride-on spaceship pool toy.
Bring The Game Home
Team sports like T-ball or soccer are a great way for your kids to stay active, make friends and learn about being a team player. But with many recreational activities on hold this summer, it can be hard on kids to miss out on that experience. Luckily, it’s easier than you think to turn any backyard into a playing field that’s fit for the whole family.
If your little one is a baseball fan, this beginner’s set includes a youth glove, foam bat and a T-ball to help them work on their swing. You can also easily create a makeshift baseball diamond with lawn paint!
A great way to bring the feeling of a park to your backyard is with a swing. There’s a good chance that when you were a kid, your family — or someone you knew — had a tire swing. Why not create the same fun and lasting memories for your own children? All you need is an old tire and some rope — and of course a tree! It’s an easy and cost-effective way to bring some old school fun to your yard. Check out this tutorial for a step-by-step guide.
If you live on a property without a large tree, there are still plenty of fun swing sets that bring a similar rustic vibe. Check out Canadian Tire’s offering of swings and other fun outdoor accessories here.
Create An Obstacle Course
If your kids are missing the fun of camp this summer, it’s easy to create a fun obstacle course in your backyard that will remind them of that experience. And it’s super easy — all you need to do is set up a variety of hula hoops around the yard! If you feel like taking things to the next level you can also create tunnels or hurdles with pool noodles — check out this easy tutorial here.
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