There’s just a few weeks left in summer, so naturally everyone’s thoughts are turning to going back to school … just kidding! Everyone is thinking about the best way to squeeze every last bit of fun out of summer!
And we can help with that.
1. Make an outdoor board game with painter’s tape.
Create a board game on your patio with fun activities in the spaces like a water fight or pool noodle fight on the trampoline, whatever your imagination can dream up! You can even make your own dice to go with it.
Find out more about creating a fun outdoor board game at the36thavenue.com.
2. Make a bullseye game on your driveway with chalk and sponges.
Draw a target on the driveway, draw some circles to stand in and then soak the sponges in water. Toss them at the target and it’s easy to see how close you’ve come to hitting the bullseye. For more information, visit mamaslikeme.com.
3. Make chalk dress up dolls.
Take some old clothing, lay it on the ground and draw chalk people wearing the clothing. It’s like paper dolls, but different. Should you draw the person first and lay the clothes on them or lay the clothes down and draw the people after? It’s up to you! Check out theiowafarmerswife.com for more info.
4. Turn your driveway into a work of art with exploding paint bags.
These wonderfully bombastic paint bombs can be made with household items and ingredients and they make a magnificent mess! Visit growingajeweledrose.com for the recipe.
5. Turn an old tarp into a fun game.
If you have an old tarp, you can turn it into a ball-tossing game with some scissors, some duct tape and a marker. Visit gurutotheoutdoors.com for full instructions.
6. Use aluminum foil to make your very own river.
If you have aluminum foil to spare, you can create your own river in your yard with the garden hose. Simply make a trough with the foil, lay it on an incline and run the hose. Grab some toothpicks and have a toothpick race!
7. Make a DIY giant bubble wand.
If you’re gonna do bubbles, you might as well do ‘em big. Real big! You can make giant bubbles fairly easily with a few household items and a simple recipe. Visit redtedart.com for details.
8. Have a race through a homemade obstacle course in your own backyard.
Pool noodles, chairs, beach balls and whatever else you have to use can be turned into a fun obstacle course. Are you up to the challenge? Go to learnplayimagine.com for full instructions.
9. Make something out of Click-A-Bricks.
Aren’t those all amazing?!? And you should have no problem filling up the rest of the summer with these fantastic activities.JOIN THE FUN CLUB