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Live Life Outside – 3 Simple Tips For Getting Your Kids Out To Play

This post was sponsored by TruGreen as part of Influencer Activation for Influence Central.

kristin and brooklinDid you know that instead of heading outside to play children ages 8 to 18 are spending an average of 7 hours and 38 minutes using entertainment media in a typical day. We are a digital family and our girls do have their own phones so we make time to get outside and get active. Whether it’s going to one of our local parks or beaches or just playing a fun game on our front lawn.

3 Simple Tips For Getting Your Kids Out To Play

  1. Go Explore and Be Active – There are so many ways to explore the areas right around your home. Go for a hike, find a nature path, head to a local park and festival and walk around. We like to head to our local park with our pets and run around, we just like to make sure to get outside and play. Weekends are specially great times to get out and be active as a family.
  2. Visit A National Park – Did you know that there are National Parks all over this country? You’ll easily find a local National Park close to you on their website. We like to challenge ourselves to take road trips to visit new parks and we’ve made so many wonderful memories as a family on these trips.
  3. See Your Neighborhood – Start with taking walks around your neighborhood together. Take your pets for a walk or just get out and ride bikes. We try to get outside and just play. Our lawn provides a wonderful space for us play.

Mom playing with kidsThis summer, TruGreen wants to inspire more people to spend more time outside creating memories with  their families and truly experience the joys of being together outdoors. Time spent in the cool lush grass after a hot summer day is time well spent and our girls love to play games and run around in the grass.

Get Out & Win –

TruGreen wants to inspire more people to get out and play. Just share how you and your family #LiveLifeOutside by sharing your photos and videos for a chance to win weekly prizes with the  TruGreen #LiveLifeOutside Sweepstakes. You’ll be entered to win outdoor prizes related to living life outside.

You can learn more about TruGreen and their services on their website and by following them on Facebook and Twitter.

What are your favorite ways to get out and play as a family? 


  1. Tonia Sanders on August 11, 2016 at 12:22 am

    I love going outside with my kids. A walk around the neighborhood helps us wind down in the evenings. They live our community playgrounds too.

  2. aziel morte on August 10, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    Wow, this are a great tips, It’s good when your kids always going to the park.

  3. Nicole Escat on August 10, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    I love being in the outside but sometimes, I admit I have no time for it. I should take my son outside for afternoons play.

  4. ROSE on August 10, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    Hey a chance to win is even more incentive. I like it!

  5. Lisa Joy Thompson on August 10, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    We go to our neighborhood pool almost every night after dinner! It’s the perfect way to spend a few hours and as a bonus, the twins are exhausted when we get home and they sleep great! 🙂

  6. Arlett ( Chasing Joy) on August 10, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    Going outside with your kids seems like the way to do it. That way everyone gets exercise and a technology break.

  7. Yolanda @ SeeingItTheirWay on August 10, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    This post is right on time. I have been making an effort to get my guys out daily and was going to take a break today, but not now!

  8. Amanda Love on August 10, 2016 at 10:07 am

    I think this is a really great campaign that will benefit a lot of families! It’s nice to take the kids outside and just let them explore and learn about their surroundings!

  9. Ann Bacciaglia on August 10, 2016 at 9:44 am

    We love to go hiking as a family. It is so important to get outside for some fun. We have been going for long walks playing Pokemon Go lately. It has been a ton of fun.

  10. Kristi on August 10, 2016 at 7:47 am

    Great tips. We did some great hiking adventures in National Parks this summer… loved that, just wish they were closer to be able to go more often.

  11. Colleen Lanin on August 9, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    Time outside is so important for kids and adults alike. In Arizona in the summer, this often means time in the pool together, which is just fine by me!

  12. Brandy on August 9, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    These are great tips! Visiting a park is always a great way to get your kids to go outside!

  13. Liz Mays on August 9, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    These are wonderful ideas. It’s always good to make the most out of your neighborhood and your yard!

  14. Marcie W. on August 9, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    We love visiting local parks and driving to the mountains for an occasional hike. Playing outdoors is such a great way to bond as a family too.

  15. Lisa Favre on August 9, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    Visiting a national park always works out for us. We live near a “nature centre” and the girls always love visiting it!

  16. Lindsey Paris on August 9, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    A walk to the playground gets us going, and on super hot days, we play sidewalk chalk under the awning.

  17. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle on August 9, 2016 at 10:22 am

    We love to go swimming at the local creek. Down here in the south, swimming in the creek is a national past time, even when you have access to a pool.

  18. Pam on August 9, 2016 at 10:21 am

    We love visiting National Parks. We always try to see new ones when we go out of town.