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Summer Boredom Busters – 60+ ideas to keep your kids busy

Summer Boredom Busters 60+ ideas to keep your kids busy

Well it is the dog days of summer! We are at the half way mark and our vacation is behind us so I thought I would come up with a list of ways to bread the summer boredom blues. Hopefully this list helps you. Please be sure to pin it and share it!  Also be sure to share any I have left off of the list so we can all enjoy!

60+ Ideas To Keep Your Kids Busy This Summer

  • Zoo
  • Aquarium
  • Park
  • Go on a Picnic
  • Bike Ride
  • Bike Parade
  • Popsicle Party
  • Sprinkler Party
  • Water Balloon Party
  • Kings Island
  • Swimming
  • Museums
  • Board Games
  • Movie Day/PJ Day
  • Inside Picnic
  • Fill up the bathtub and let them play(wearing bathing suits)
  • Dessert for Dinner
  • Movie Theater
  • Library 
  • Sleepover
  • Minor or Major League Game
  • Drive In Theater
  • Make Your Own Pizza
  • Kona Ice
  • S’mores
  • Shopping at Thrift Stores – then bring home your treasures to upcycle or recycle into something else
  • Puzzles
  • Camping
  • Crafts
  • Free Coloring Pages
  • Sponge Bombs
  • Yard Sales – bring home your treasures to upcycle or recycle into something else
  • Consignment Store Shopping – bring home your treasures to upcycle or recycle into something else
  • Sidewalk Chalk
  • Country Fair
  • Jump Zone
  • Overlook at the Airport
  • Playdates with friends
  • Shopping Mall Play Area
  • Chuck E Cheese
  • Lazer Kraze
  • Parks Department Programs
  • Free Lowes Build & Grow Workshops
  • Free Knack Workshops at Michael’s
  • Fun Kids Activity Buckets
  • Free Educational Websites
  • Make Your Own Playdough
  • Play beauty shop – by painting nails/doing make up and hair
  • Play Veterinarian – by using your child’s stuffed animals and Dr. kit
  • Have contests (build the tallest tower, longest train, eat the most marshmallows)
  • Tie Dye with Sugar – non toxic and easy
  • Lemonade Stand
  • Petting Zoo
  • Bowling
  • Local Bookstore Reading Programs
  • Cooking – LOVE this for the kids!
  • Science Projects:  How to make your own slime, Fun Pepper Experiment, Exploding Colors
  • Create Hand Puppets – with paper bags or socks
  • Make Musical Instruments
  • Painting
  • Dress Up
  • Water Play – pour, measure – fill up a larger container and give smaller cups to play with
  • How to make recycled crayons
  • How to make a beaded bracelet
  • Make Scratch Pictures – color the paper then color black over – provide a toothpick to create a design
  • DIY Lawn Twister
  • Create a Summer Learning Basket
  • String Painting
  • Create a collage with old magazines
  • Make a pinata
  • Star Gazing
  • Planetarium
  • Create Balloon Animals – Check out a book at your local library
  • Dance party
  • Obstacle Course
  • Reading
  • Create a skit and act it out
  • Mad Libs
  • Jungle Jim’s for those of you are local – create a scavenger hunt using the various countries. Purchase unusual food then have a tasting party when you return home. We always do a fruit tasting party – perfect for summer! They also offer tours for only $5.00 but you need to call in advance to set them up.
  • Great Wolf Lodge – check out Shelley’s review, not frugal but a lot of fun!

Recipes:

Healthy Palm Tree Snack Idea for Kids

Crescent Pepperoni Rollups

Homemade Fruit Popsicles

Monkey Bread

Watermelon To Go

Monkey Cupcakes Recipe

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2 Comments

  1. Add Totter Otterville to your list… A 3 month unlimited pass is only $30 for 2 kids. They have stuff to do indoors & out.

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