If you are a fan of Pinteret like myself, you have probably pinned tons of ideas on how to keep your kiddos busy in the summer. I have reviewed all my pins and decided on the best activities for my boys (now 10 AND 6).
45 Ways to Entertain the Kids This Summer:
1. frozen treasure hunt
3. make giant bubbles: other bubble recipes, how to make bubble wands
4. scavenger hunt
5. cake in a cup
6. indoor camp out
7. bathe the dog
8. read a chapter book each night as a family
9. ice cream in a bag
10. backyard camp out
11. water balloon fight
12. take a candle light bathe
13. play cards
15. nerf gun war
16. feed ducks
17 paint pottery
18. make a fort
19. walk dogs
20. flashlight tag in the dark
21. popsicle stick catapult
22. make a magic wand: another Harry Potter inspired wand
23. go out to breakfast in your jammies
24. play board games
25. make hot rocks for the garden
26. kinect dance competition
27. make a frozen treat
28. indoor picnic with a movie
29. ice cream for a meal
30. make mushrooms for the garden fairies: Paint one rock white. Paint another rock red with white polka dots. Hot glue the red rock on top of the white rock. Allow to dry. Place in garden.
31. mini golf
32. make a fairy house
33. spongeball fight
34. wash the car
35. chalk art on sidewalk: sidewalk chalk paint
36. thumbprint art cards: Fold a piece of construction paper in half. Use a marker to color
your thumb. Press to front cover. Add detail to the thumbprint with a thin black marker or pin. Write a letter to a friend and mail it.
37. bake cookies
38. photo walk: Take a walk with your camera in tow. Photograph nature along the way.
39. swim date: Invite a friend to come swimming with you.
40. tic tac toe on the fence with water guns
41. make lotion play dough
42. make homemade bouncy balls
43. make an outdoor tepee
44. make glow in the dark bubbles
45. play beach volleyball redneck style: Put a clothes line up in the backyard. Blow up a beach ball. Play volleyball.
Hope this gives you a jumping off point on creating your own list of Summer Fun Activities. Check out pinterest for more ideas.