What do you do when your kids are bored in summer? How can you keep them occupied? It can be a struggle to beat boredom, but we have some ideas!
Kids Bored in the Summer? Here are 15 Things To Do!
First of all, remember that boredom is a good thing. It gives our kids a chance to entertain themselves. It lets them keep themselves busy. And it gives them a chance to use their imaginations.
However… sometimes you might want to help them find ways to entertain themselves, so here is what we suggest:
Go to a movie. Most towns have cheap “kid flicks” in the summer, so for $3, you can watch a movie complete with popcorn & a drink. Search your local town’s Facebook page to find cheap movies near you.
Put together a Memory Jar.
Create a schedule for the summer. This way the kids will know that at 9am they work on schoolwork, or at 10am they will be going to the park, etc.
Remind them of 5 fun toys they have and send them on their way. Within ten minutes, they are busy playing.
Keep screens to a limit. Screen time is good, but can be overused. Set specific times during the day for the screen or use the “No Screentime Until Printable”
Set up a time of the day for reading.
Make a summer bucket list together and work on crossing off one activity a week or day.
Have themed days like Make it Monday and Trip Tuesday. This can help the kids look forward to specific days.
Help your child find a hobby they are passionate about, and can focus on.
Visit the library to get books your child is interested in.
Get out a sprinkler. This keeps our kids busy for hours.
Start a family summer project. Could you all start a garden or work together on something? Find a project everyone can focus on.
Let them look up forts & then let them build one.
Play Cake Wars.
What would you add to the list? Remember you can find more fun ideas over on our Kids Activities Facebook Page.