10 Ways To Keep Your Kids Busy (So You Can Stay Sane) This Summer

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Summer is a wonderful thing. The sun is shining, the kids are out of school, and both you and your kids have a lot more free time. It’s all fun and games until your stir crazy kids start to drive you crazy. Kids get bored so easily and there’s nothing worse than having bored kids at home all day nagging you to do something fun. There are some fun and entertaining activities that you can easily set up for your kids to keep them occupied for hours. Some are inside activities and some are outside. Either way, your kids will have a blast as they do these 10 activities this summer.


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1. Sponge Bullseye

Anything involving water during the summer is always fun and refreshing. A great way to play with water for a kid friendly game is to play “darts” with sponges and a large bullseye drawn in chalk. Draw the bullseye on your driveway in chalk and assign each circle with a point value. Then let the kids toss the wet sponges at the target. You can divide the kids up into teams or they can each compete on their own. If it ends up in a wet sponge fight, then even better. Let the kids get wet and have fun.

(Head over to Mamas Like Me for other great activities for kids, as well as kid crafts, and yummy recipes).


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2. Portable Sandbox

Kids love playing in the sand, but going to the beach isn’t always an option. Also, building or buying your own sandbox can get expensive. The good news is that you can easily create your own portable sandbox for very low cost. All you need is a plastic storage box, sand, and sand toys. The kids can play in the sand box all day long and when they’re done, securely put the lid on top to ensure other animals and critters don’t get in.

(Check out Mama Smiles where you’ll find lots of fun activities for your kiddos to do as well as educational activities and parenting tips).


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3. Drip, Drip, Drench

This game is a fun new way to play “Duck, Duck, Goose.” Have your kids sit in a circle and take turns being “it.” The twist is that the person that’s “it” will take a wet sponge and as they go by each person they’ll drip a little water on each head until they drench a person who will then get up and try to catch them. It’ll keep the kids cooled off and they’ll be able to run around and enjoy time outside.

(Head over to Mamas Like Me for other great activities for kids, as well as kid crafts, and yummy recipes).

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Mary Mulroney

Mary Mulroney

Hi there! I'm a beach lover, thrift store addict, crafting and DIY obsessed, mama of one son, and soon to be one daughter. My husband and I have been married for 5 and a half years and honestly couldn't be happier. We love our little life together as a family and spend every minute that we can together.
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