Outdoor Activity: Rolling Down the Hill

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L-O-V-I-N-G this gorgeous March weather. We’re outside playing in it everyday.

And we had a first the other day.

Henry rolled down our backyard hill! I’ve tried to do this with him a few other times and had no luck in getting him to do it. But this time, he suggested it! (I tried just a couple days ago…)


On a gorgeous afternoon while the boys were playing so nicely in their sandbox together, Henry came up to me and asked me to roll down the hill with him.

Of course I will!

So we rolled down the hill, time after time.

Giggling the hole way down.

George just giggled. I couldn’t for the life of him get him to lie down to show him how to roll. He just died laughing every time he saw us roll down.

Rolling Down hills outdoor play activity

Henry and I rolled a few times down together. That was his favorite (shh, mine too).

Lying our in front of each other, with are arms outstretched to each other. We held hands and said, Roll!

And we rolled all the way down together.

Rolling down hills together

Once that fun finally wore off, I was beat and needed a rest.

But Henry was ready to go.

And he did.

He raced down the hill.

Outdoor activity to race down the hills

How do they have so much energy?
I need it bottled please.

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  1. says

    What fun! We did the same last fall and it was the first time I’d rolled down a hill in probably more than 30 years – and it was SO FUN! (I really think it should be considered a perfectly acceptable form of exercise for adults – what a happier place the world would be!) Thanks for sharing this at the Outdoor Play Party!

  2. Cerys @ Rainy Day Mum says

    What great fun, I would love to have a hill in our back yard to do that on. We did however manage running up and down hills at the park (well me chasing an escaping J) which was so much fun I can’t wait to do it again.

  3. Pam says

    I love rolling down the hill with my Awesome Grand Children. I just turned 62 and still do it. I don’t do it like I use to. We laugh too. My Grand Children are 5 & 6 now and still love doing it. They laugh the whole way down. I thank My Beautiful Daughter-In-Law for sending this to me. It put a smile on my face :-)

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