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With spring in the air and the weather warming up, my kids want to be outside. Being outdoors is great for kids as they get to be in nature and burn off some energy. My kids often want me to play with them outside and while I typically have a lot of fun, the pollen in the air can cause my allergies to act up. So how do you enjoy outdoor activities with kids when you suffer from allergies? I’ll let you know what has been helpful for me as well as share some fun outdoor kids activities.
Being outdoors with the kids in the spring used to be something I tried to avoid as the grass and pollen really irritated my allergies. I would end up with itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, nasal congestion and a runny nose. Not a fun way to spend time. If you are an allergy sufferer, you can probably relate.
If you treat your allergy symptoms with pills, but still experience nasal congestion, you are not alone. Flonase Sensimist is a great alternative to allergy pills and is available at CVS Pharmacy. It is also full prescription strength and works directly at the source to help relieve nasal congestion and itchy, watery eyes commonly caused by pollen, mold, dust and pet dander. I love that it provides non-drowsy 24 hour relief. As a busy mom of young kids, I don’t have time to be drowsy.
Flonase Sensimist is scent free, alcohol free, and has the shortest nozzle for easy application. It uses MistPro technology, and a unique side activated delivery system to deliver a fine, gentle mist in your nose with virtually no drip. It has an ergonomic design which is less invasive, easy to use, and provides consistent dosing each time.
Now that my allergies are under control, let’s head outside and have some fun with the kids.
Outdoor Activities for Kids
You don’t need a lot of space or even a green thumb to set up a fairy garden. Start off with a container or large pot and fill it with soil. Then add small plants, rocks, and little toy animals. You can also purchase accessories to make your fairy garden fancy.
If your kids are anything like mine, they will go back to the fairy garden time and time again to make changes and additions to the garden. Also, it will look different as it grows and develops. In the photo above, we had just started our fairy garden and the plants were small. Now they have been growing and even needing some kid-friendly pruning. It is so much fun to watch all the changes taking place in our fairy garden!
Playing in the Grass
Grass is great fun for kids and adults alike. We are lucky to have a nice patch of it in front of our house, but if you don’t, any of these activities can be done in a park.
My daughter has recently become obsessed with learning cartwheels and the outdoors is the perfect place to practice them. She will often try and cartwheel in the house, but ends up bumping into things or knocking stuff over. I suggested we practice outside on the grass so she would have a nice cushion for her sometimes erratic landings.
You can join in the fun with some wheel barrow walking and play wrestling. Rolling down a grassy hill is another favorite outdoor activity here. My kids get itchy if they roll down in shorts or a short sleeved top so we make sure to wear long sleeves and pants if we plan to roll downhill.
Hula Hoop Games
Hula hoops are relatively inexpensive and are great for a variety of outdoor activities. We own quite a few and enjoy using them to set up obstacle courses. Another fun thing to do with hula hoops is to have races where you practice rolling them downhill.
Don’t let allergies stop you from enjoying some outdoor activities with kids. Pick up some Flonase Sensimist at CVS, head outside, and be greater than your allergies!
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