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Easy and Fun Activities to Entertain Your Kids this Summer

by AdvanceFinancial | June 14th, 2016


Summer is here, and school is out. If you’re a stay-at-home mom or dad your parental duties have just increased substantially. Your title this summer, “The Entertainer.” You can expect your bright-eyed children to be standing at the end of your bed every morning just waiting to be entertained. Yes, you have the option to occasionally loan your kids to the grandparents for the day, but it’s a long summer and your going to need to get creative to survive. To help lessen the stress of keeping your kids engaged, we have created a list of the easiest summer time activities to try with your little ones. Stay strong parents and remember that August is just around the corner.

  • Let your kids write and illustrate their own storybook. And if you really want to commit to this project, create a DIY hardcover book by following the instructions on homemade-gifts-made-easy.com
  • Campout in your back yard. Set up a campfire and tent or just use your grill to roast hotdogs and marshmallows.
  • Take a walk in your neighborhood or on a nature trail and make a collage of the items you find during the journey.
  • Teach your kids about the art of making money by setting up a lemonade stand.
  • Buy a water balloon kit at Dollar General or Wal-Mart and have a water balloon fight.
  • Make paper boats and then have kids race them in a kiddie pool. Have them use straws to blow the boats to the other side of the pool.
  • Find a sidewalk, get some colored chalk, and let your kids go to town creating a sidewalk mural.
  • Have kids search for unique rocks and then paint them to create rock pets.
  • Create your own Olympics in the backyard with races, hurdles and relays.
  • Make DIY bubbles that are more resilient to popping. Mix 1 cup of distilled water, 2 tablespoons of dish soap and 1 tablespoon of glycerin to make huge bubbles that will be harder to pop.
  • Set up an alphabetical scavenger hunt at the park or even in your house where kids have to find one item for every letter in the alphabet.
  • Get some old cardboard boxes and duct tape together and make a castle fort in the backyard.
  • Participate in a local free kid’s workshop. Stores like Lowe’s and Home Depot host kids workshops during the summer and have multiple entertaining hands on activities for them to do.
  • Buy some washable tempera paint and let your kids have a paint war (outside of course). To wash paint off, let them play in the sprinkler for a while.
  • Have a game day where you let your kids be creative and create there own board game.
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