School has been out for my kids for almost a month now. I can’t believe how fast the summer is going by. With my four kids who are very active and always wanting to do something, I am getting worn out. I decided it was time to try and figure out some summer play ideas for kids that would be great for at home and on-the-go so that I can keep them busy and entertained as also have a little break.
These ideas are great for all ages and some are supervised, and others will allow you to take a breather. I would also love to know what other summer play ideas you have so that I can add them to my list.
- Get a sandbox or take a trip to the beach
- Buy a small backyard swimming pool or get a pass to the local pool
- Get notebooks and have your kids draw a picture and write a story each night
- Plan and go on a nature hike (take a checklist of things to find on the way)
- Play catch
- Have a video game tournament
- Have a building contest with LEGO® blocks (check out the LEGO® JUNIORS Easy to Build sets for kids ages 4-7)
- Figure out and create some fun things with Origami
- Create some fun and cool science experiments
- Create your own recipes, letting the kids help
These are just a few ideas to get you started. My kids really love LEGO® blocks so we play those all the time. I am loving the LEGO® JUNIORS sets that we got – a Fire fighting kit and the other is a Market set – and my 3 and 5 year olds really loved them and were able to put them together without any help.
The instructions that came with the LEGO® JUNIORS booklet are made for smaller people and I really loved how easy it was for them to follow it. I was able to really enjoy kicking back and watching them create these really cool sets and then have a lot of fun playing with them afterward.
The LEGO® JUNIORS Suitcases deliver just the right amount of challenge. It is filled with pieces that are perfect for little fingers and the packages are numbered so they know what they are doing. They can set up and play without any help from mom or dad which a great for both of us. I love that it is in a portable suitcase that the kids can take with them everywhere we go!
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