If you’ve got kids, you know they’re off for the summer, they’re probably yelling and playing in the background now. If you haven’t had a chance to think of what you’re going to do with them for the next two months, here are some of my favorite ideas.
-magazines of all kinds are a great distraction. Not only can kids put beautiful collages together, you can also get fun craft ideas from magazines like Oriental Trading, Country Home, SmileMakers and other crafty magazines. So don’t throw those magazines out, but keep them in a special place where the kids know that the magazines safe to cut up and play with are (so they don’t attack your new ones you haven’t read yet). If you have some kid-appropriate ones they can also work on their reading! You can also do lots of other fun things with magazines, like cutouts for doll houses, ideas for painting and labels for toy storage.
-food! Food is a fun way to keep them entertained and a great way to have them help you with the cooking. You can check out this fun post with creative food ideas to get you started.
-outdoor games, activities and crafts. There are so many fun things the kids can do outside. From playing with water to building sand castles and tree forts, there should be no end to the adventures of imagination your kids can experience!
I’ll also be sharing specific craft, food and fun ideas throughout the summer that would be fun to do too, so stay tuned!
Do you have a favorite activity that you do with your kids over the summer months? Share your ideas below 🙂