Low Prep Activities You Can Do in Your Own Backyard

Low-Prep Activities You Can Do in Your Own Backyard

Getting outside to get some fresh air and being active are both beneficial to one’s physical and psychological wellness.

If you are unable to go far, and despite the fact that it is Winter in certain parts of the world right now, we can still participate in some enjoyable outdoor activities that are not difficult to set up and do not necessitate the purchase of expensive equipment. Some people have none at all!

Here are some activities that people of all ages may participate in that can be done right in your own backyard, no matter what time of year you are in:

  • Build a Snowman/Woman/Family
  • Sledding/Tobogganing
  • Snowball fight
  • Fetch with dog(s)
  • Catch or Tag
  • Gardening

Build a Snowman/Woman/Family

Do you wanna build a snowman? If you have snow that is a little moist, this is a terrific and entertaining method to clear some snow away from your path.

All you need (apart from the snow having the correct texture) is a carrot for the nose, perhaps some twigs for arms, and some accessories, such as a hat and scarf, which you’d already have.


If you have even a slight inclination and it does not go to a potentially dangerous place, such as a busy roadway or among trees, you may sled or toboggan down it. If you don’t have any inclines, you could even make one by putting snow on top of each other.

Toboggans are expensive, but there are inexpensive plastic sleds available at dollar stores and Walmart that you may use in their place.

Snowball Fight

Once again, this will be determined by the texture of the incoming snow. I’d also be cautious about ice and pebbles, and I’d establish a rule that you should shoot low, which means not at anyone’s head.

Fetch With a Dog(s)

If you have a dog or a group of dogs, include them in the festivities as well! A tennis ball or any other ball that is neither too little (because you wouldn’t want your dog to ingest it) nor too large (because they wouldn’t be able to carry it) would suffice. Alternatively, a frisbee or a short branch might be used.

Catch or Tag

Do you remember how much fun it was to play catch or tag as a kid? Tag is a simple game that requires only a ball that is not too heavy to toss and at least two individuals to play. It is a terrific method for children to burn off excess energy by chasing each other around the yard.


Gardening is a wonderful hobby for people of all ages. If you don’t already have a piece of land prepared, it’s not too difficult to excavate a small area of dirt to use as a working surface. All you have to do is keep an eye out for weeds.

Additionally, you might get pots and earth from a nearby gardening shop. Of course, they also offer seeds so that you may grow whatever you want, whether it’s herbs, flowers, or your favorite vegetables.

Alternatively, if you choose not to wait, you might purchase transplants from a garden center that have already been grown and are ready to be planted in the ground, or even simply left in the pot with water.

Not only will you be getting some exercise in a pleasant and peaceful environment, but you’ll also be cultivating food for yourself and your family, or at the very least having something lovely to look at if you select flowers. Alternatively, you could grow both!