It’s the tail end of summer, but that means there is still a bit of time before the kids are back in school.
If your kids are like mine they have tons of energy and jump from activity to activity – it can be hard to keep them occupied without feeling like ripping your hair out.
Here are five fun activities to keep your kids busy the rest of summer.
Whether it’s swimming in the pool, running through sprinklers, or visiting a local splash pad, kids love to play in the water. Setting up a water table is a great option for toddlers. Water play is a great way for kids to burn off energy and cool down from the summer heat.
Color With Sidewalk Chalk
My kids (even the baby) love to go outside and color with their chalk. It’s a super easy activity that can be done right outside our front door. If the kids have been inside and get antsy we step outside and color until they get hot enough to want to go back inside. It’s also a great option to bring it to the park and let other kids join in the fun.
Play-dough And Slime Time
My kids love to play with anything they can use to create and get messy. Play-dough and slime is relatively cheap and it keeps my kids occupied for long periods of time. It stays at the table (generally) so clean up is not a hassle.
Another fun sensory activity that keeps my kids occupied for long periods of time. It can be messy, so make sure to have a designated area for sensory play. This is also great if you have a kid that absolutely loves sand, but you are not able to make it to the park or beach.
Picnic At The Park
Our go to activity is a trip to the park. We are fortunate to live in an area with multiple parks. We generally choose one with ample shade and bring a blanket and snacks so the kids have a place to rest if they tire out from playing. It’s also a great place for them to socialize with other kids and everyone benefits from the time outdoors.
So there you have it! Five fairly easy summer activities that your child will love, and a few of them don’t even require you to leave the house if you need a day at home.
What would you add to this list? What summer activities do your kids enjoy?