Have you ever heard, “I’m bored!”
No matter whether you’re a parent, grandparent, babysitter or nanny, chances are that you’re all too familiar with this phrase. The question is: How do you handle it? Here are some ideas for summer fun:
Low cost summer fun activities that your kids will love!
Have a Bike Parade
Post signs around the neighborhood encouraging kids to decorate their bikes with streamers, stickers, flags, and more — then let them cruise while all the parents applaud.
Create Backyard Obstacle Courses
Build a backyard obstacle course with hula hoops, jump ropes, even a hose, then time the kids.
Have a Neighborhood or Family Game Night
Designate one evening a week for some friendly family competition (think kickball, softball, and capture the flag). Keep things fair by designating a different parent to ref and dividing into new teams each time, like dads and daughters versus moms and sons.
Play Frisbee Tag
Kids love to play tag. Why not add a Frisbee to the mix? Divide the kids into two teams. The team that’s not “It” passes the Frisbee to each other, keeping it away from the “It” team. Once the “It” team gets the disc, the teams switch roles.
Have a Toy Swap
Invite kids to come over with toys (in good condition) that they no longer want. Then, let them draw numbers to see who gets to pick a “new” toy first.
Make Chalk Bombs
Kids will have a blast with this chalk-bomb 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—mix 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!
Volunteer Your Time
Volunteering teaches compassion and responsibility — it also keeps kids busy. There’s plenty little ones can do, like cleaning up a green space or collecting canned goods. Get the scoop on giving back at allforgood.org
Keep them Eating Healthy
At Brothers All Natural, we know how important it is to provide your family with healthy snack choices, our freeze dried Fruit Crisps are packaged for convenient on the go snacking and kids love our Fruit Crisps! Try peanut butter and jelly with Banana Fruit Crisps! YUMMY!