Hooray! Summer’s here! Happy dance!
And then day two sets in.
Try as we might to fill our days with playdates, classes and camps, we, as parents, inevitably hear those dreaded words: “I’m boooored!”
Fight boredom before it begins by having a few tools at the ready. Here are some ideas for keeping kids entertained this summer.
Start a book club for kids. This is a great way to teach kids that reading can be a fun and even social activity. PBS has some great tips on getting started, check them out here.
Plant a garden or build a terrarium. Playing in the dirt is fun for all ages! Planting a garden teaches kids all about where food comes from and can help initiate important conversations about nutrition. For a quick intro to gardening, check out this article on OrganicGardening.com. Don’t feel like dedicating part of your yard to a garden? Build a terrarium together. All you need is a jar or bottle to get started. Learn more at KidsGardening.org.
It’s never too early to start yoga. Yoga is a rewarding tool for parents and kids. It can help improve focus and invite a sense of harmony. Check out this piece on Parenting.com for some simple moves for all ages.
Host a dress-up party. Whether you prefer pirates, princesses or a combination of the two, your dress-up party will keep the kids entertained for hours. Don’t feel like cleaning up? Pigtails & Crewcuts has a party room, costumes and party planners, we’re happy to do it for you!
Get artsy. It used to be that your imagination was your only limit for coming up with crafts and activities. Now, thanks to the Internet, you have no limit! Check out this Buzzfeed piece on arts and crafts to keep kids busy. It’ll teach you how to create roads out of tape, devise targets out of chalk and sponges and make a river in your own backyard.