Wednesday, June 13, 2018

5 super fun Summer activities for kids and teens

My kids have already said they were bored 
at least 10 times a day 
for the past 2 weeks 
that they've been on Summer break.

Our default seems to be to grab
some sort of electronic device
and before I know it,
the entire day has been spent
on You Tube and the Xbox.

This mama needs some fun and simple
activities in her back pocket for
when those bored times happen.


The following ideas are really easy,
inexpensive Summer activities
that would be fun for kids.


five super fun Summer activity ideas for kids and teens


They would also be fun to do
with teens, youth groups and at girls camp.




The activities are:

Balloon Powered Matchbox car races
Chalk Messages
Marshmallow Structures
Nature Words
Paper Praises

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Matchbox car races with Balloon power

5 Super fun Summer activities for kids and teens, matchbox car races


The supplies needed for this activity are
matchbox cars (lightweight ones)
balloons
straws
scotch tape
washi tape or rubber bands


5 super fun Summer activities for kids and teens, matchbox car races


Tape a balloon to the end of a straw with scotch tape
tight enough that air can't escape around
the straw.
Then attach that to the top of a matchbox car
with either washi tape or a rubber band.


5 super fun Summer activities for kids and teens, matchbox car races


With the straw, blow up the balloon.
Place finger on the end of the straw
to keep the air in the balloon.


5 super fun Summer activities for kids and teens, matchbox car races


Let go of the straw to let the air out of the balloon.
The car moves wildly as the balloon deflates.

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Chalk compliments

5 super fun Summer activities for kids and teens, chalk compliments


The only supply needed for 
this is sidewalk chalk.

Using colorful chalk, draw pictures and 
write compliments about each 
member of your family 
on the sidewalk or driveway.

This is an especially good idea
if everyone is struggling to get along!!

It would also be fun to sneak to a friend's house
and write nice things on their sidewalk or driveway.

What a great surprise for them when they come outside!

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Marshmallow Structures

5 super fun Summer activities for kids and teens, marshmallow structures with toothpicks


For this activity
you need mini marshmallows
and toothpicks.


5 super fun Summer activities for kids and teens, marshmallow structures with toothpicks


Poke the toothpicks into
the marshmallows to build
structures of all shapes and sizes.

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Nature Words

5 super fun Summer activities for kids and teens, nature words


Go for a walk out in nature-
at a park, at the lake
or even in your yard.


5 super fun Summer activities for kids and teens, nature words


Pick up various pieces of grasses,
leaves, flowers, stalks and twigs.


5 super fun Summer activities for kids and teens, nature words


Using glue or tape,
place the clippings onto cardstock to spell words.
Everyone could write their own names
or whatever word is meaningful to them.

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Paper Praises

5 super fun Summer activities for kids and teens, paper praises, write nice qualities about each family member on paper


Supplies needed for this activity:
roll of wrapper paper or poster board
washi tape to hang the paper
markers




Tape a piece of paper up on the wall with washi tape.
Write each person's name 
at the top of the paper.
Give each other person in the group or family
a marker.
Go around to all of the papers are write compliments
and praises on each person's paper.
(Make sure the marker doesn't bleed through the paper)


5 super fun Summer activities for kids and teens, paper praises, write nice qualities about each family member on paper


Take photos of each person in front of the praise paper.


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Hopefully these ideas give you something to do with
your kids or youth groups.
Let me know if you decided to use them.
I'd love to hear about it!!

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For more Summer activity ideas


chalkboard, bucket list, summer list




summer celebration, family party, easy summer ideas








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