By: Jennifer Murray

Texas-Sized KidVentures: Rope Tree Swinging

Turns out everything IS bigger in Texas…even the KidVentures! We had a generous helping of adventures last week during our trip to Texas, and I’ll be sharing those here this week.

swinging on a homemade wooden swing

Growing up, my church had a large hill with a playground and land, including a tire swing that hung from a giant oak tree.  After church every Sunday, all of the kids headed for “the hill” and spent Sunday afternoons taking turns swinging to the tree tops on the tire swing. There’s something about  a tree swing that is a million times better.

I was so thrilled that my boys got to experience one of my favorite childhood pastimes last week, under the enormous Live Oak tree.

homemade swing from a live oak tree

It was so fun to watch them push one another and take turns flying under the gigantic limbs.

live oak wooden swing

Have your kids ever tried swinging on a rope tree swing?

Looking for more ideas to keep your kids busy and make this summer memorable?  Check out the KidVentures ebook for awesome bucket list activities all in one resource!

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5 Responses to “Texas-Sized KidVentures: Rope Tree Swinging”

  1. Crystal
    June 5, 2013 at 11:09 am #

    How fun! I absolutely LOVE rope swinging, especially into a river or pond!
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  2. Courtney
    June 5, 2013 at 9:26 pm #

    Super cute picture of Henry!

  3. Siob
    June 10, 2013 at 12:54 am #

    I so remember the hill !!!! Awesome memories!

  4. Danielle
    June 12, 2013 at 1:44 pm #

    I actually made two rope swings for my boys! They go through phases of loving to swing on them and not really caring but I still consider it my crowning achievement that I tied a rope in a tree and it stayed :)

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