Saturday, June 10, 2017

30 activities to do with your kids this summer

Now that my kids are out of school I have to figure out ways for them to stay entertained. If I don't I will never hear the end of it. I'm sure you know what I mean by "it". If not, you are lucky because "it" means, "I'm bored". You will hear it no less than 100 times a day. Now I'm not here to be my child's personal means of entertainment. I'm a full time college student and have a wickedly weird schedule. I want my children to go outside, make friends and get dirty while doing it. I don't want them inside playing video or computer games all summer. As such, for the summer, I am altering my schedule to adjust for time spent with my kids. They are a priority. So, with that being said, I put together a list of activities you can do with your kids that are either free or minimal cost to you. These activities are great because they can be played with friends (with supervision of course). Get together with other moms and hang out while your kids have fun. Better yet, join in!

  1. Fly a kite, make paper airplane, build a rocket.
  2. Go on a nature hike, take pictures and look for insects.
  3. Play baseball, soccer, kickball, and basketball.
  4. Create a fort in your living room out of blankets. 
  5. Build stuff with blocks and Legos.
  6. Play board and card games.
  7. Go to a museum or a zoo.
  8. Go to a playground or park.
  9. Ride bikes together.
  10. Go to the beach and build sandcastles.
  11. Tell ghost stories around a fire.
  12. Play freeze tag, mother may I, red rover, and green light, red light.
  13. Have a scavenger hunt.
  14. Plant a flower or vegetable garden garden. 
  15. Bake cookies or a cake. 
  16. Play hide-and-seek.
  17. Sing and dance to music.
  18. Finger paint on a canvas.
  19. Make edible play dough from scratch.
  20. Make Popsicles with yogurt.
  21. Tie dye T shirts.
  22. Do a science experiment.
  23. Go to the library and read books together.
  24. Volunteer your time at a non profit.
  25. Create an obstacle course.
  26. Pitch a tent and sleep outside.
  27. Have a water balloon fight.
  28. Play in the rain and make mud pies.
  29. Make your own bubbles and have a bubble blowing contest.
  30. Play with nerf and squirt guns.

Hopefully you all will have fun doing some of these activities with your kids. I know I will.