Summer has barely started and my kids are already over my Pinterest ideas. Do your nannies ever come up with creative ideas that I can try with my kiddos?
Bored in The House
Fear not! Here are a few of my favorite summer activities that families have loved over the years. I can’t guarantee your kids won’t get bored of these ideas, but hopefully they’ll be entertained for a little while longer.
Chalk Alphabet Hide-and-Soak
- Write each letter of the alphabet with chalk somewhere outside for your kids to find (on your mailbox, the sidewalk, on a pot, a tree stump, etc.).
- Give each child a bucket of water and a paintbrush (or squirt guns, water spray bottles, etc.).
- Tell them to go find and erase the letters with their water method of choice!
Frozen Toy Rescue
- Fill a plastic tupperware container with water.
- Add small plastic toys.
- Put a lid on the container and place it in your freezer.
- Once the toys are frozen, remove the ice block from the container (running it under warm water for a few seconds helps) and tell your kids to go rescue their toys!
Note: Safety goggles are a must for this one, especially if — hypothetically — your kids get tired of using wooden hammers and decide to throw the ice on the ground instead.
Bubble Foam I-Spy
(Image Source: Busy Toddler)
- Mix a generous dollop of bubble bath with water in a big plastic bin or water table. Food coloring optional.
- Whisk the solution into stiff peaks with a hand mixer.
- Hide a bunch of small toys in the bubbles and tell the kids you spy a certain toy so they have to find it.
Rainy Day Alphabet Hide-and-Seek
- Write the entire alphabet on a big roll of paper, from A to Z.
- Write each letter of the alphabet on individual post-it notes.
- Hide the post-it notes all over your house.
- Tell them to go find each letter. When they find a letter, they should stick it to the corresponding letter on the roll of paper.
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