12 Summer Activities to Keep the Kids Busycraftyamy
If you have children, you may have experienced a syndrome called “summer boredom.” Advanced symptoms include sitting around, long periods of watching television and random complaining. The next time your kids tell you they have nothing to do, present them with one of these 12 summer activities. These are all kid tested and approved! Click through the slideshow to see the 12 activities that will keep the kids busy for hours.
12 Summer Activities to Keep the Kids Busy 1 of 13
Click through the slideshow to see them!
Kid Wash 2 of 13
Adults can build this "kid wash" with PVC pipes - kids will have a blast running their trikes through the water over and over again.
Water Bombs 3 of 13
Here's a new twist on the standard water balloon fight, but this version uses sponges instead.
Box Painting 4 of 13
Boxes are definitely fun to play in and build forts out of. This activity encourages kids to paint them before using.
Giant Bubbles 5 of 13
Making giant bubbles will be a huge hit and can keep kids busy for hours.
Popsicle Chalk 6 of 13
Use a regular popsicle mold with water, paint and cornstarch to create these fun paints that kids will love.
Reading Tent 7 of 13
Adults and children can work together to assemble this fun tent. Kids can take a book outside and enjoy reading and the nice weather at the same time.
Balloon Flops 8 of 13
Kids love decorating flip flops - here's a great idea for doing it using regular balloons.
Tie Dye 9 of 13
Did you know that you can use Sharpie markers to tie dye shirts? Children will love creating their own unique designs.
Illusion Yo-Yo 10 of 13
This cool yo-yo makes a fun rainbow effect when you spin it - and it's made with Mod Podge.
Watercolor Paints 11 of 13
Use a regular ice cube tray and watercolors to make paints that are easy for kids to draw with on paper.
Easy Birdfeeder 12 of 13
I could watch birds eat for hours. Make them a cool place to dine using popsicle sticks.
Pressing Flowers 13 of 13
Keep them busy by collecting flowers and then pressing them. You can take it a step further by using the flowers with Mod Podge to decorate glass containers.
Also find Babble on Pinterest.
More from Amy: