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!
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
Fun nature activities for children include nature journal creation, gardening, performing experiments, arts and crafts, and creative writing. read more
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
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
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.
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These three ideas will help any budget-conscious mom keep her toddler busy when the weather is nice and warm. read more
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:
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
Three creative and free activities to keep kids interested in reading through the summer and beyond! read more
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
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