Recently, however, we’ve learned an interesting fact – hiking (or just walking) can literally change your brain. That’s right, what you heard. Are you feeling depressed, bored, or just burnt out? Spending time outdoors has been shown to replace those feelings with higher levels of energy and creativity, so we end up with a brain that is happy and healthy.
And it doesn’t just work for adults! People of all ages can benefit from the positive side effects that come from simply being outdoors. Luckily, we are at that time of year when there is a lot to do. Either way, the kids are going to need something to keep them busy, and we’ve got what’s sure to be the perfect solution.
Do it yourself: A race track!
Bricks, stones, wood, and whatever else you think you can find lying around, it’s everything you need to turn a patch of grass into a race track that we’re sure will keep the kids entertained for hours.
The circuit does not have to be large – although it can be…
There are no other limits than your imagination! The father above uses a shovel to dig out the shape of a race track, then fills it with cement. If you don’t want something so permanent, the track could be made of bricks, stones, or something else.
Add accessories to the tracks, such as cars and even dinosaurs, which can be purchased cheaply at a thrift store or thrift store.
Although it is technically for children, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and older siblings will get to relax in the sun watching them play.