It's officially summer break here in Kentucky. The kids are going to be home for a couple of months. As parents we're always looking for boredom busters, right? Well here are a few ideas to take into consideration.
- Get the kids involved in outdoor projects that are not only useful, but fun. Let them grow their own garden. It not only produces some tasty rewards, but they learn valuable lessons about gardening as well as a sense of pride at their accomplishments.
- Outdoor theater nights are also fun, move a tv onto your deck and watch movies under the stars. It's a fun alternative to staying indoors.
- Turn your fire pit into a smore factory. What child or adult doesn't like smores? It's a yummy treat and a good time to wind down and reconnect with the kids at the end of the day.
- Egg decorating isn't just for Easter. The kids have to eat while they're home for summer right? Get them involved in dying and decorating some hard boiled eggs. They can enjoy their artistic endevours while they eat them for lunches.
- Picnic in the park? How about picnic in the back yard. Who says you cant picnic in your own back yard? Not only can the kids have a picnic in the backyard, you can pack up items that they can create their own picnic lunch with. Not only will it keep your kitchen clean, they have fun.
- Water your kids! Yes I said it! Kids love playing in the water. If you don't have a pool, then you can always go a couple different routes. You can get a slip and slide or a sprinkler for some water fun. It not only waters your yard, but it gives the kids a cool summmertime activity to do.
- Art projects can also be boredom busters. Get the kids outside for some art projects. Watercolor, clay art, wood projects. Not only will they be busied with some projects, you get some colorful accents to add to your home or yard. Keeping the crafting outdoors means easier cleanup as well.
These are just a few ideas for boredom busters, there are many many more ideas you can find on the internet or local library. Keep the theme outdoors and you will keep yourself from going cabin crazy with the kiddos! Happy summer vacation everyone!