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Weekly Topic Inspiration: Creative ways to keep kids entertained over the summer

  1. Simone Smith profile image95
    Simone Smithposted 6 years ago

    Weekly Topic Inspiration: Creative ways to keep kids entertained over the summer

    Have some great tips on how to keep children occupied and happy over summer vacation? Write a Hub on it along with this week's Weekly Topic Inspiration participants!


  2. reena_yadav profile image78
    reena_yadavposted 6 years ago

    What Did You Find? Allan Nelson It is a known that entertaining kids is always a tricky business. It can also be difficult at times especially during holidays. In this hub, I would show you 10 creative ways to entertain kids and to drag them away... read more

  3. AliciaC profile image100
    AliciaCposted 6 years ago

    Fun nature activities for children include nature journal creation, gardening, performing experiments, arts and crafts, and creative writing. read more

  4. cardelean profile image92
    cardeleanposted 6 years ago

    Not all of the days in summer are filled with sunshine.  So on those rainy days, how will you entertain your kids?  Here are some ideas to keep the rainy days at bay. read more

  5. kat11 profile image60
    kat11posted 6 years ago


    Ideas for older teens during the summer months can become frustrating especially with the economy for jobs are hard to come by. When the weather is severe and thunderstorms are called that day. One thing you want is to have them indoors.Ideas can be an old fashion card game to a board game. keep reading

  6. prmommy3626 profile image61
    prmommy3626posted 6 years ago
  7. baygirl33 profile image61
    baygirl33posted 6 years ago

    Hi !
    Some things kids like to do is learn something interesting.
    Like making bread the old fashioned way.It takes all day and they can watch it rise and bake.

    You could buy some wheat berries,fill a tray with indoor plant mix,sprinkle berries on top ,gently press them down and keep them watered with a fine spray.
    Be sure the tray has holes for drainage.You can buy them for that purpose.
    Set them under cupboard lights or other florecent lights,about a foot from the light.
    It's interesting to watch the wheat grass grow and it's good in salads and super nutricious.

    You could use them for researchers for anything you need to know during the summer ,maybe for some winter project you might be doing next winter.

    Just give them any job on the computer and they're happy.
    Maybe research and download some of your music.

    Many magazines advertize for pen pals for same age students in other countries.
    For middle age kids you could start a penny ante club where no one loses much but they have that competition going.
    For younger children you could make a weekly trip to the library and reward reading with a movie and pop corn,or something else they consider a reward worth reading for.
    Take them to dollar stores and garage sales to buy stuff for the Secret Santa Box early.They will be happy to be boss of the box.
    Etc etc

  8. Mrs. Menagerie profile image92
    Mrs. Menagerieposted 6 years ago

    Some of the most beautiful, scenic and natural sites to camp are also full of wildlife.  If you play it safe, there is absolutely no reason not to camp in bear country. read more

  9. workingmomwm profile image86
    workingmomwmposted 6 years ago

    These three ideas will help any budget-conscious mom keep her toddler busy when the weather is nice and warm. read more

  10. VirginiaLynne profile image98
    VirginiaLynneposted 6 years ago

    This is such a great question!  It headed me to my own list of ideas--which I hadn't used yet this summer and decided I needed to pull out since we are hot here in Texas and needing entertainment.  I started to answer the question here and decided I had too much to write, so I did a hub:
    Thanks Simone!

  11. Silver Q profile image96
    Silver Qposted 6 years ago

    Every summer it’s the same question: “What to do with the kids?”. We don’t want them to forget what they have learned over the school year, so educative games and a little imagination will do the trick.
    Arts and Crafts
    Let their... read more

  12. Stephanie Henkel profile image95
    Stephanie Henkelposted 6 years ago

    Looking for a great arts and craft activity for kids? Making a collage will appeal to both kids and adults. Here are some ideas for different kinds of collages and suggestions for finishing them into wall art. read more

  13. DIYweddingplanner profile image90
    DIYweddingplannerposted 6 years ago

    Go on a stay-cation with your kids by exploring all the museums in your hometown  Find art museums, science museums, museums of history, just a short drive away.  Save money by exploring your hometown. read more

  14. Denise Handlon profile image89
    Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago

    Summertime is such a fun season.  But, what can you do when your child is bored before school is back in session?  A neighborhood street fair may be just the solution. read more

  15. JayeWisdom profile image94
    JayeWisdomposted 6 years ago

    Mine is a simplistic answer, but I live in a hot, humid climate with long very hot summers. My six-year-old great-grandson just spent the night with me, and this morning (instead of watching cartoons on TV) he sat at my large farm table with paper, pencils, colors and his imagination, drawing pictures for GG (that's me--shorthand for great-grandma). My favorite will go on the clothboard I keep to display the artwork of all my "greats."  Fortunately, we have a creative family with many artist, young and older.

    Reading books should always be a good choice for summer, at least during mid-day when it's much too hot to go outdoors. Children who read a lot from an early age can only gain from the experience. I recommend giving kids books very highly!

  16. Les Trois Chenes profile image91
    Les Trois Chenesposted 6 years ago

    At our Bed and Breakfast and holiday cottage in Haute-Vienne, Limousin, France, we offer painting and drawing holidays and classes but we can also help to organise the perfect family activity holiday in this most beautiful region of S W France. read more

  17. ChaplinSpeaks profile image96
    ChaplinSpeaksposted 5 years ago

    Are you looking for a way to break the summer boredom for your kids?  Learn how to create Mom Camp, a one week craze of activities to pile on the fun and good times.  Your kids will be begging for more Mom Camp! read more

  18. Amy Gillie profile image84
    Amy Gillieposted 5 years ago

    Three creative and free activities to keep kids interested in reading through the summer and beyond! read more

  19. alissaroberts profile image88
    alissarobertsposted 5 years ago

    Looking for a fun kid's float for the swimming pool? Create a pirate raft out of foam pool noodles with these step-by-step directions, pictures, and video. read more