The sunshine has arrived. It’s time to break out those flip-flops and sunscreen… and then what? With restless little ones, it’s hard to always keep them occupied enough that they don’t drive you mad.
Here are some helpful and handy activities you can use for your kids this summer that won’t break the bank and offer giggles for both child and parent.
tin foil river
What you need: Storage bin, water or other substance, toys to play with, soap, and or food coloring.
This is best used outside but can be used inside on rainy days as well. Just keep towels handy because substances will spill! For this activity a plastic storage bin works fine. The bigger it is the more it can hold. You may also be able to find water tables online that are purposefully designed for this and work well holding sand as well. Fill your bin with a substance of your choice. You can use water, sand, flour… ect. Just remember, if you are working with younger kids or toddlers they will most likely try things with their mouths too. When working with water, try adding soap for bubbles or food coloring to change the color of the water. Measuring cups, measuring spoons, toy cars, plastic animals, toy boats and rubber duckies are always fun options to add as well.
What you need: Clipboard, Checklist, Shoes
Take a checklist with you that your child can check off. Maybe add pictures if they are not at reading level and pick objects for them to find along the way. (Dog, cat, bunny, car, building, park, lake, flower… ect.)
shaving cream paint
whipped cream dip
What you need: Whipped cream, food coloring, and fruit.
Whipped cream can be used in the same way as the idea above, but you can also have fun using it as a fruit dip. Cut up some delicious watermelon, apples, or even banana. It’s delicious and fun for you and the kids.
A classic activity that requires only two things. Chalk and a surface. Let your child’s imagination run wild.
diy race car track
HAVE FUN & BE SAFE THIS SUMMER!!