Two words that every parent dreads
” School’s Out. “
For my sweet Grandson, school gets out next week.
That means Grammy will have her hands full
with three little ones during the day.
I cringe at the thought of them sitting in front
of a TV all day. Being raised on a farm and
in the country – Summers meant time outdoors
and being adventurous, even if it was just in
your own backyard.
I decided to do some research and find some
fun ideas we can explore together…
10-Ways to Keep Your Kids Entertained
1) How to Make Amazing Bubbles
My Babies LOVE bubbles.
This is an almost year-round event around our home.
I can’t wait to try this idea by babysavers.com
2) Sidewalk Squirty Paint
Honestly, just the name of this sounds fun!
I can’t tell you how many hours we spend on the
sidewalk and parking pad, drawing faces and animals.
(well, at least I think they are animals)
I can’t wait for what fun ensues with this idea from
3) Homemade Water Sprinkler
It’s the South.
No, it’s HUMID.
So I know this DIY Water Sprinkler by
Housing a Forest will be
a blast to make and even more fun to play in.
4) Sponge Bombs
Need I say more? 😀
by Inner Child Fun.
5) DIY Painted Caterpillar
This painted bug by Nellie Bellie is about the
cutest fella I have seen. My Grandbabies love some
craft painting. This is the perfect project!
6) Homemade Tossing Tarp
Best idea I have ever seen using an inexpensive,
plastic tarp. From Spoonful.com
7) DIY Ring Toss Game
It’s like bringing the games of the County Fair
to your back yard. But cheaper! 😀
Get instructions at Mom Endeavors.
8) Make Homemade Bird Feeders
My Grandloves have fallen in love with feeding and
watching the birds. We have to check the feeders
constantly to make sure the birds do not
go hungry. I love this hands-on idea by
Growing a Jeweled Rose for making these
homemade bird feeders.
9 ) Squirt Gun Painting
Some freezer paper, some watered down paint,
some Dollar Store water guns…
sounds like the perfect Summer activity to me.
Love this idea by 123Homeschool4me.
10) DIY Slip ‘n Slide
I saved the best for last.
It would take a little time to construct but
oh man would you be a HERO to your little ones!!!
Get the full how-to at Diary of a Preppy Mom.
I think this may help keep them busy for the first week.
I only need 458 more activities and I have it made.
What are your plans for the Summer?
I’d love to hear your ideas. Come on over
to my Facebook Page and let’s chat!
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