Here is a list of fun activities to do with your kids this summer:
Camp in yard
Get a tent in the backyard and spend the night underneath the stars. This free summer activity has one major benefit over normal camping: there’s a working toilet couple feet away! Don't have a backyard? Make your own camp in the living room!
Plan a Bike Parade
Tell your kids to decorate their rides with streamers, stickers, flags, and more—then let them cruise around the neighborhood to show off their creation.
Make a bird feeder
Invite summertime birds to your yard with a DIY bird feeder. To make it, simply coat sticks with peanut butter and roll them in birdseed. It’s the perfect opportunity to teach kids about nature and animals.
DIY Chalk Bombs
Kids will have a blast with this idea from mom Lorie King Kaehler, author of Chalk on the Wild Side. Use a clean soap-dispenser pump to fill water balloons with a washable chalk-paint mixture (1 cup of water, 2 tablespoons of cornstarch, and a few drops of food coloring). Have your child draw targets on the ground with chalk or just let him go wild. Fire away!
At home picnic
You can host a picnic lunch without leaving your property! Choose a mealtime destination, whether it’s a patio table or blanket in the backyard. Prepare picnic staples like sandwiches, load them into a basket, and enjoy dining al fresco.
The next time you embark on a hike, have your children collect rocks. At home, they can decorate the stones with paint, stickers, markers, glitter, and other art supplies. Display the finished products around the house, use them as paperweights, or give them to relatives!
Make Homemade Goop
Mix up a bowl of Oobleck, a mysterious matter that kids can shape into balls or let ooze from their fingers. Here's how:
- Pour one cup of water into a large mixing bowl
- Add a few drops of food coloring (any color)
- Slowly stir in two cups of cornstarch (use a spoon at first, but you may eventually find it's easier with your hands)
Go over their old clothes and items
Get the kids together go over their baby clothes and toys. It's great to tell them stories about them and you can also donate or resell some of them with your kid's help! And if you find old baby's shoes, you can always have them bronzed by Bronzery !
Your kids can do this fun summer activity either inside or outside the house!