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Kid-Friendly Summer Activities

June 18, 2012 | Alliant Credit Union

It is now a few weeks into summer break so the kids are probably already "bored" of every activity they've been spending their time on, right? You're in luck, today we are bringing you a few ideas to keep up your sleeve for those days the kids can't stop complaining about how "bored" they are.

1.⇥Become Special Agents for the day.
Using red yarn, set up an obstacle course through a hallway, stairway, or outside between some trees or on the deck. Tell the kids they have to play "Special Agents" to get through all of the "Lasers" and save the day. Kids will love the pretend game and it leaves very little cleanup!

2.⇥Have a volunteer day.
Research local organizations that allow children to volunteer and schedule a day where your children can spend their time giving back to the community. Animal shelters, food pantries and libraries are great places to check out.

3.⇥Make a "Kitchen Sink" dish for dinner.
Take out and prep ingredients for your kids to add to a pasta salad or pizza & let them add the ingredients they want so they feel they are "helping" make dinner. Teach them the importance of eating healthy foods; the more veggies, the better! Everything but the "kitchen sink" is great for these recipes!

4.⇥Create "Activity" Jars
Fill jars with ideas for activities such as movie time, bake cupcakes, play in the sprinkler, go out for ice cream etc. Every time someone says "I'm bored" have them pick something from a jar and everyone will participate in the fun activity!

Do you have great summer activities for kids to share? Tell us on Facebook or Twitter!

SOURCES: frugaldad.com, shopduckduckgoose.blogspot.com, apartmenttherapy.com


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