Summer vacation doesn’t have to equal boredom. Here are 50 fun ideas to help occupy the kids this summer.
Summer vacation is nearly upon us. Here are some ideas that I came up with to help occupy kids throughout July and August! (Or when ever they’re looking for something to do!) Most of the ideas are free or nearly free!
- Make Fudgesicles or popsicles
- Wash the car(s)
- Run through the sprinklers
- Have a picnic in the park
- Backyard camping
- Outdoor movie nights. If you don’t have a free movie night in your area, make your own.
- Make giant bubbles
- Go on a hike
- Create your own treasure hunt
- Have a side walk chalk contest
- Create your own puppet show
- Use a Slip and Slide
- Have a library day. Get books or take part in story time!
- Go fly a kite
- Play with animals at your local SPCA. Some are willing to have you walk the dogs.
- Make your own play dough or Slime.
- Go for a bike ride
- Collect bugs
- Have a lemonade stand
- Tie dye some shirts
- Paint rocks
- Build a fort or tree house
- Write a pen pal
- Have a pillow fight
- Attend free concerts in the park
- Wake up early to watch the sunrise
- Do one of the activities in the Summer Bucket of Fun
- Try geocaching
- Have a craft day
- Start a journal
- Feed the ducks
- Do some face painting with the neighbor kids
- Bake and decorate cookies
- Have a movie night
- Teach your kids how to budget
- Visit a local farm
- Go fishing
- Take a walking tour of your town
- Play board games
- Make and decorate paper mache masks
- Learn to skip rocks
- Make S’Mores
- Play tennis
- Build paper boats to race down the street when it rains
- Visit the swimming pool
- Go on a nature walk
- Create a vegetable garden (I used to love having my own corner of my Mom’s garden to grow my own things!)
- Visit the zoo
- Finger paint
What else do your kids like to do? What are your favourite boredom busting ideas?
If you are looking for a fun activity to do with the family, The Home Depot has a great workshop for kids that will teach them about building. Kids can learn how to build their very own mini putting green!
The workshop is tomorrow, Saturday, June 8. Drop in anytime between 10am – 12pm.
Find more details here.
If you are looking for a fun activity to do with the family, The Home Depot has a great workshop for kids that will teach them about building. Kids can learn how to build their very own Valentine Bean Bag Toss out of wood!
This workshop is happening Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 10am – 12pm at your local Home Depot.
Find all the details here.
This month’s free kids workshop from The Home Depot looks so fun! So if you are looking for a fun activity to do with the family, they’ve got a great workshop for kids that will teach them about building. Kids can learn how to build their very own Block Calendar out of wood!
The event is Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 10am – 12pm.
Click here for more details.
It can be difficult keeping kids busy while you shop the aisles of the grocery store. After all, there is so much to look at and both you and your child can become easily overwhelmed. Luckily, there are ways to keep kids occupied while you shop. A scavenger hunt of sorts is a great way to keep kids busy while you check off your own shopping list. Look at these 40 things to look for at the grocery store, perfect for turning into a checklist for kids to keep them occupied!
Now, let’s look at 40 items your kids can keep an eye out for at your local grocer. How many of these items do you think they can spot and check off? You can print off this list for easy reference and checking. Or, print the items off, cut them into strips, and let children pull a strip out of an envelope as you shop. They can then look for each item as they pull it. There are so many ways you can use this list!
40 Things to Look for at the Grocery Store
1. A shopping basket
2. A bunch of bananas
3. Produce bags and ties
4. A produce scale
5. Fresh herbs
6. Roses in a color other than red
7. Jelly in a flavor other than strawberry or grape
8. Sprinkle donuts
9. Someone shopping with a list
10. A squeaky shopping cart
11. A delivery man
12. Strawberry milk
13. Cereal with a cartoon character on the box
14. Potato chips in a red bag
15. A box of jello with fruit on it
16. A meat butcher
17. A bakery employee
18. Paper coupons
19. Cheese that isn’t orange
20. A bottle of root beer
21. A patron shopping with a baby
22. Baby diapers with a baby on the package
23. Sale signs
24. Produce sprinklers
25. Price tags
26. Clearance stickers
27. Rentable Rug cleaners
28. Bulk candy bins
29. Dog treats with a dog on the package
30. Fresh fish
32. Nail polish
33. A fruit that is green.
34. A vegetable that is red.
35. Any kind of pie
37. A receipt
38. Shopping bags
Are you ready to get hunting? Consider these 40 items to search for in your grocery store and see how much fun kids can have hunting these items down!