The best thing about summer for kids is the endless freedom they have. But the best thing for kids can also be the worst thing for parents. All that freedom means having tons of spare time to fill.
To help bust summer boredom, we got a little help from YouTuber Kamri Noel for some cool ideas to try.
1. Scavenger Hunt
Write down riddle clues on cards. This one reads: “Stiff is my spine and my body is pale, but I’m always ready to tell a tale.” Click here if you need some help writing clues.
Hide the next clue in the spot where the previous clue leads to. In this case, the answer to the clue above is “book” and the next clue can be found sticking out of a book in the book case.
After about a dozen clues or so, have the last clue lead to a small prize at the end to let them know they’ve done a great job. Popsicles are always a good choice.
2. Dress Up and Ask Your Neighbors for Flour
This one is all about getting a reaction out of your neighbors. Simply dress up in the craziest outfit you can think of and go ask your neighbors for some flour. (You can ask for anything, but the more mundane the better.)
This will give kids the chance to dress up for no apparent reason and get some more use out of those Halloween costumes that only get used once per year. Or, you can just throw together something out of old clothing you have lying around.
When your neighbors inevitably ask your kids what they’re doing, just tell them to smile and say “Nothing. We just need some flour.”
Before you go out, discuss with your kids what each neighbor will say and see if you’ve predicted their reactions correctly.
3. Blow Up a Watermelon
This one takes a long time and it involves some science, which is always good. Get yourself a watermelon. The bigger it is, the longer it will take to explode it.
Stand it up and put elastics around its middle. A lot of elastics …
… Hundreds of elastics.
Eventually, the watermelon will pop …
… and make a big mess!
For extra bonus points, ask your kids how many elastics it will take to make it explode and talk to them about why it bursts. (The buildup of pressure.)
There you have it folks. Three fun, wacky things to do with your kids this summer to beat boredom.
When you’re finished with these fun activities, we suggest grabbing your Click-A-Bricks and having a boredom busting building bash.JOIN THE FUN CLUB