No matter how many summer camps and sports activities your kids take part in, the phrase, “I’m bored,” still finds a way to come out at one point or another. The sunshine months bring out all their energy, and the last thing we want to do is have them inside watching TV when they could be outside exploring.
If your kids are looking for something new to try this summer, here are a few ideas to throw their way.
Keep your kids from chasing after the ice cream truck by having them create their own. Homemade ice cream is a great way to keep your kids’ brains active and cool this summer. All you need is salt, ice, sugar, milk, and a few Ziplock bags to make your own quick freeze ice cream. Click here for step-by-step directions.
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Give your kids more responsibility this summer by having them help take care of the pets. Have your kids take the dogs for a walk or play fetch at the park. Not only will they have fun, but they’ll also stay active!
If your family doesn’t have a dog, buying a fish is a great first pet option. Fish are affordable and still teach kids key responsibility lessons.
Bond with your kids over your favorite meals this summer. Have them help you bake in the morning, or cook dinner with you in the evening. Learning how to cook will show them the importance of a balanced diet, wholesome ingredients, and how to follow directions.
Game nights are another great way to come together as a family. Get creative and expand your imagination with a game of charades, or end your night with Monopoly. Board games can expand your child’s mind, while a game of tag will keep them active and help build motor skills.
Hand your child a box of chalk and watch the magic happen. Drawing is a fun activity that can improve hand-eye coordination and teach creative problem-solving. From hopscotch and tic tac toe to creative sidewalk murals, your kids will be busy for hours with this 40-Piece Sidewalk Chalk Paint Deluxe Set.
Challenge your kiddos to try something new this summer. The next time they say, “I’m bored,” give them a few cooking ingredients and see what creation they come up with, or what kind of masterpiece they can draw with some chalk on your sidewalk.
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