By all means have fun with your kids during the summer. Take time to relax and play. But don’t forget about academics completely. My kids enjoy working in the Summerbridge books and Kumon Summer Review.
Number Hunt – My kids love this activity because it gets them moving. I love it because of the learning involved.
Mud Play – Do you remember playing with mud as a kid? This idea takes mud play up a notch!
Garden Sensory Bin – Kids love planting and getting their hands dirty and this activity combines both fun activities.
Squirt Bottle Painting – A new and exciting way to paint that is perfect for a hot summer day.
Slide Painting Activity – What happens when your pour paint don’t a slide. Come and see!
Kids Window Art – This comes right off with the garden hose so paint away!
Panning for Gold Activity – Kids will love this activity!
Apple Bowling Art – You won’t believe how much fun you can have with apples!
Pine Cone Splatter Art – Put on a swimsuit and get ready for messy play!
Water Balloon Phonics – This wet learning game is perfect for a hot day!
Summer Backyard Picnic – What better season to enjoy a picnic outdoors with the kids?
Water Balloon Hunt – After you find them, throw them!
Bathing Dolls – You will get wet!
Water Table Play Props – You don’t need to spend a lot of money to have fun at the water table.
Sea shell craft – Use those shells you collected from summer beach trips for this fun car
If you are looking more fun ways to engage your kids, I highly recommend KiwiCo. As a former teacher, I was really impressed with the quality of materials found in KiwiCo. Some moms have told me that they want to do activities like I do on Mess For Less with their kids, but they just don’t have to the time to go buy all the supplies and prepare them for the activity. KiwiCo is the perfect solution.
Every month your KiwiCo will focus on a particular theme like Colors, Dinosaurs or Gardening. KiwiCo offer a variety of projects ranging from crafts, imaginative play, science experiments and more.