24 Creative And Inexpensive Ways To Keep Kids Busy This Summer
1. Bananagrams is great, but GIANT BANANAGRAMS is best.
Just cut out the letters together and prepare for some major scrambling.
3. And bring Scrabble to the pool.
The sponges will float! WITCHCRAFT/physics.
4. Turn a two-liter bottle into a DIY sprinkler.
Get the directions here.
7. Feed the birds.
Here is how to make your own feeder in whatever shapes you can think of (or find cookie cutters for).
8. If you have a seasoned friendship-bracelet-maker, take it to the next level with these DIY flip-flops.
10. Make ice cream cone seed planters together.
It’s biodegradable and is the perfect way to start a small garden. Make sure none of your precious offspring attempt to eat it, however.
13. Create your own magnetic games for long trips.
It’s just like an iPad, except that it costs one dollar and you won’t feel so guilty parking your kid in front of it for six hours.
14. Work on a long-term project together, like making (temporary) art with their toys.
This car mural is fully magnetic, so maximum Hot Wheels-ing is still possible (and encouraged).
17. For smaller projects, recycle things you already have into new buddies.
20. Pool noodles also make wicked fun wickets.
If you want your kids to learn croquet. If not, they can always just wantonly kick things around.
23. Have fun with food.
Here is how to paint toast (edibly/non-toxically).
Create frozen yogurt shapes using flexible molds or ice cube trays. They’ll be just as fun to make as they will be to eat.
Have them assemble their own fruit kebabs and eat them for a healthy summer snack.
26. Make an outdoor tic-tac-toe board.
Somehow things get way more competitive when you make them larger and take them outside.
27. For a more harrowing game, stage a toy rescue mission.
They can only be released with well-aimed water guns.
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