Keeping little ones entertained over the summer can be challenge under normal circumstances, no doubt it’s even harder when they have been home for the last few months already! Because we really feel for you parents and all the hard work you’re doing here’s a list of a few activities you can do to shake things up a bit.
- Glow in the dark bowling:
This activity is a lot of fun and doesn’t require much expense. You’ll need a couple of tall empty bottles, glow sticks (or necklaces) and a ball (soccer ball size or smaller). Fill the bottles with water and put a couple of glow sticks inside and that it! If it is particularly windy you can fill the bottom of the bottle with sand to keep it from toppling over. For extra fun you can get a hamster ball and fill it with glow sticks as well!
- Backyard camping
Sleeping outside can be quite the adventure when you are young. Even if conditions do not allow for much travel at the moment that doesn’t mean camping is entirely out of the question. Pitching a tent and having a back yard picnic lets you have the novelty of camping, but within walking distance of indoor plumbing.
- Scavenger hunt
This is a lot of fun and doesn’t require too much effort. Make a list of various small items, then hide them around the house or yard and let the kids search them out like hidden treasure!
- Water Balloons
Of course a classic water balloon fight is a ton of fun, but there so many more games that can be played with water balloons: hot potato, laundry basket catch, “Duck, Duck, Splooosh”, and so many more. Just a quick google search will bring up plenty of games to keep the kids busy and cool during the summer months.