Summer is a great time to get out and enjoy all the fun and adventures in your own backyard! Don’t let your kids tell you they are bored! Here are some Backyard Boredom Busters to get them moving, exploring and creating outside.
Outdoor Play Ideas.
Grab some sturdy rope and make a tightrope for your kids to walk on and climb over in your trees.
Grab the water balloons – only string them up and have your kids swat at them with a bat – it’s water pinata!
There are SO many ways to keep your kids busy this summer – check out this summer bucket list of 50 quick and easy ideas.
Make tunnels in the mulch for your kids to drive their cars through – it’s a backyard construction zone!
Summer is more fun with water! Make a water wall with your kids.
Get your Bubbles Popping
Bubbles are a blast to blow and paint with. Try making some bubble art this summer with your kids.
You can also set up a backyard bubble station for your kids to experiment making the biggest and the best bubbles.
And they can get the bubble goo off their hands with a water race – by the cupful – down a zipline! This is guaranteed to get your kids good and wet!
Bubble Snakes are a blast to create. All you need is a empty bottle with the bottom cut out, an old sock, bubble juice and food dye (cause everything is more fun when it’s colorful).
Backyards are a blast – here is a list of activity ideas for the outdoors with your kids.
Back Yard Boredom Busters
Want to make memories and be the coolest mom ever this summer? Check out these Water Blobs!
You can grab the playdough and take it outdoors and find backyard objects to make fossils of – good times with a dose of learning!
And Q-Tips. This summer game entertained our kids for HOURS. All you need is a yard, some straws and q-tips. Your yard will be covered with cotton swab darts and your kids will no longer be bored.
Backyard Bubbles don’t just have to be blown. Use up the dregs of those shampoo bottles and whip up some suds with a hand beater.
Play with shadows in the outdoor afternoon sunlight.
Get Sensory – on a big scale! Have fun pouring rice and other objects in a big bucket.
This recess classic is great for kids who are solo. They can still skip and hop!
Pretend Play Outside
Love this idea for a pretend backyard world. Make a mini-pool in your driveway using a tarp and someobjects to help the water pool. Fill it up and add your “mini-world” objects for an afternoon of pretend.
Another fun pretend world can be made with just a clean GIANT pizza box! Decorate it and make it into a tent.
Water the plants – with soda bottle watering cans. SO fun!
Create a set of rocks for your kids to color and explore, all on the sidewalk outside. Perk: Less waste. You get to use up the little chalk bits and scraps at the same time!
Give your kids bubble juice, some yarn and straws and see what they come up with! It’s a great way for kids to explore surface tension and even geometry without even knowing they are learning!
Back yard games are the best for parties! Try making your own version of KerPlunk in your yard.
Waterfalls!! Make your own on your fence! All you need are old containers and willing participants.
SO fun! Make a back yard car wash for your kids to take their toys, bikes and trikes through. The toys will get a needed bath and your kids will have a blast.
Have blossoms and flowers from your yard? How about grass clippings? Your kids can make a batch of petal soup in a water table.
Go Bowling – with ice! Make ice balls to roll and knock over lego pins.
Share your Activities
How do your kids play outside? We would love to hear more about it! Share a photo or a link to an activity you have done with your kids on the Quirky Momma Facebook Page.