The idea of spending 100 Hours outside, in one month, can feel intimidating. Does it bring to mind a ten mile run or going for a mountain bike ride in Newell Open Space? It can be these things, but it can also be sitting outside with a cup of coffee or chatting with friends. Time outside is wonderful and much easier than you think. You can get your 100 hours outside by doing any of the wonderful things listed below! Don’t forget to sign up for the ACCPF 100 Hours Outside Challenge to win fun prizes.

  1. Plant a garden
  2. Have a picnic
  3. Visit the Wetlands
  4. Spend an afternoon at a farmer’s market
  5. Take photos of nature
  6. Press flowers
  7. Slip in slide
  8. Fly a kite
  9. Go camping in the backyard
  10. Go on a scavenger hunt around your neighborhood
  11. Give the car a good wash
  12. Attend Meet Me in the Street!
  13. Go to a drive in movie
  14. Make DIY chalk paint, then decorate the driveway Instructions here.
  15. Learn how to do a cartwheel
  16. Go to the zoo
  17. Collect and paint pet rocks
  18. Pick wildflowers
  19. Sunbathe (with proper sunscreen of course)
  20. Outdoor activities
  21. Wash your car
  22. Play at a playground
  23. Go mini golfing
  24. Make DIY bubbles Instructions here.
  25. Set up an outdoor movie night
  26. Go stargazing
  27. Enjoy storytime outside
  28. Go watch the sunset
  29. Outdoor workout
  30. Go to a Park n Play event
  31. Go to Six Flags for the day
  32. Geocaching
  33. Look for shapes in the clouds
  34. Run through the sprinkler
  35. Watch the clouds
  36. Learn how to skateboard
  37. Attend a professional sports game (Go Giants anyone?)
  38. Go to a nearby beach
  39. Spend some time at the community pool
  40. Hug a tree
  41. Paint with nature
  42. Make s’mores
  43. Collect garbage at a beach or park
  44. Go to a National Park
  45. Learn a new outdoor sport
  46. Outdoor movie night
  47. Make homemade popsicles Ideas here.
  48. Have a water balloon fight
  49. Take an outdoor nap (in the shade)
  50. Tie-dye shirts, beach towels, shorts, dresses, sheets – anything!
  51. Have a bonfire
  52. Ride bikes
  53. Collect and identify the plants growing in your yard
  54. Walk out to glass beach and collect rocks
  55. Find an outdoor concert
  56. Play hopscotch
  57. Climb a tree
  58. Build an outdoor fort
  59. Wake up early and watch the sunrise
  60. Play with paint
  61. Have a BBQ
  62. Invite your friends over for the day
  63. Learn a new game outside
  64. Play hide and seek
  65. Play on a scooter
  66. Head up to wine country for the day
  67. Build a treehouse
  68. Water balloon fight
  69. Eat a meal outside
  70. Go for a walk
  71. Hula hoop
  72. Blow bubbles
  73. Go kayaking
  74. Have a lemonade stand
  75. Go horseback riding
  76. Volunteer
  77. Find constellations in the sky
  78. Perform a science experiment
  79. Play corn hole
  80. Meditate
  81. Make a time capsule
  82. Play catch with a ball.
  83. Go boogie boarding
  84. Celebrate the Fourth outside
  85. Float around in a pool
  86. Catch and release bugs you find in your yard.
  87. Do outdoor yoga
  88. Go bird watching
  89. Host a garden party
  90. Lay out in a hammock
  91. Write nice messages with chalk
  92. Find/host a garage sale
  93. Hang up some lights, put on music and have an outdoor dance party
  94. Make friendship bracelets
  95. Flashlight tag
  96. Go camping for a weekend
  97. Journal
  98. Paddleboard
  99. Have access to water? Go fishing
  100. Take a hike in Newell Open Space