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Boredom Busters: 5 Games Kids can Play Indoors!

We are right smack in the middle of summer in Southern California, and the heat combined with 3 bored kids is driving me insane!

I personally am not a fan of the hot weather.  All in all, I can’t stand hot weather. We’ve been in the high 90s to low 100s in temperature, and when we can’t make it out to the pool, we are keeping cool with the love of my life, the AC.

Still, I have 3 kids who are looking for entertainment.  Keeping them cooped up in the cool indoors is great but it can be limiting in what they do. We’ve already had one Spanish language immersion day at home, so here are 5 entertaining, boredom busting, Latin-themed games kids can play indoors!

  • Let’s get indoors and play! 1 of 6
    5 Latin-themed boredom busters for kids

    If the temperature is rising, no need to panic!  Keep the kids entertained with these fun activities!

  • 20 Piece Puzzle- Mexico Map 2 of 6
    Mexico jigsaw puzzle

    My kids are huge fans of puzzles.  I can see how they've gradually gone from simple pieces to the more complex puzzles.  This is a fun, educational game that kids can play online!

    Play at JigZone.com

  • The Best DIY Piñatas 3 of 6
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    Why not have the kids make a piñata! It's a little messy, but it will keep the kids entertained for a while and then when the weather cools down, you can go outside to break it!

    Check them out here!

  • Spanish Memory Game 4 of 6
    spanish memory game

    Another online game to test the memory skills of your child.  Not only is it entertaining, I've caught my kids trying to sound out the words, all on their own. YAY!

    Play it at 123teachme.com

  • Spanish English Word Match 5 of 6
    word match game

    Test their bilingual skills by having them play this matching game.  The levels range from easy to hard!  I personally like this one.

    Play at learninggamesforkids.com

  • Homemade Castanets 6 of 6
    homemade castanets

    If your kids are crafty, check out this simple tutorial on how to make these adorable castanets!

    Learn how at education.com

Photo Source: JigZone.com, Babble.com, 123teachme.com, learninggamesforkids.com and education.com.

 

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