Do the words “I’m bored” sound way too familiar? After the initial excitement of school-free days wears off, kids can start to get a little antsy. And as great as virtual games and apps can be, once in a while, you need a hands-on activity to shake things up!
Sometimes, the simplest activities are the best—and can keep kids entertained for hours! Get inspired with this super-easy project that repurposes a cheap pool noodle into a cool marble racetrack.
2. For older kids
What could be more fun than a real-world treasure hunt? In geocaching, players use GPS to help them locate hidden containers in their neighborhood—and all over the world. Caches can be found near a city street, at the end of a hike, or even underwater!
3. For teens
During the school year, teens are often so busy with homework and extra-curriculars that they miss out on doing other things they really enjoy. Summer is the perfect time to hone their skills! Does your daughter love to take photos with her smart phone? Encourage her to take a photography class. Does your son like soccer? Look into summer leagues in your area.
4. For the whole family
For something everyone can enjoy no matter their age, plan a family picnic! Younger children can be in charge of picking out picnic activities, like kite flying or frisbee, while older kids can help mom and dad with the menu.
How do you help your kids fight summer boredom?