Back-To-School Adventure Ideas To Get Your Kids Ready for School

Here at ZUP HQ we hardly need a reason to spend time outside, but it always helps to have a valid excuse for adventure. Scientific evidence certainly counts as a valid excuse in our book and there are studies aplenty. With the last few weeks of summer vacation looming, this is the perfect time to get outdoors with your family and get their minds in shape for heading back to school.

Health Benefits From Spending Time Outdoors:

  1. Stress Relief 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 
  2. Reduce Inflammation 1 | 2
  3. Improved Concentration 1 | 2 | 3
  4. Improved Cognitive and Creative Ability 1 | 2 
  5. Boost Immunity 1 
  6. Improved Short-Term Memory 1 | 2 
  7. Boost Mental Energy 1 | 2 | 3

One thing we really like to do is try new things. It keeps things fun and exciting for the whole family, and you can even take turns choosing the adventure!

Five Fun Ways To Spice Up Your Next Family Adventure:

  1. Take a spontaneous road trip with the windows down (and stop at every cheesy tourist attraction)
  2. Find a brand new hiking trail you've never tried
  3. Camp out in your back yard
  4. Listen to live music outdoors 
  5. Run through the sprinkler (trust us, it will bring back the best childhood memories!)
  6. Create a scavenger hunt for your next hike in the wild
  7. Make a DIY jumbo Jenga game to play in the back yard
  8. Have a water balloon fight