Summer Boredom Busters - 10 Summer Fun Ideas

Summer Boredom Busters - 10 Summer Fun Ideas

Summer officially started today, and if you're already dealing with the "I'm bored" syndrome ... take a look at these budget friendly summer fun ideas! 10 boredom busters that are sure to lead to a summer of fun! These ideas are also ideal if you're trying to plan a staycation!

Summer Boredom Busters - 10 Summer Fun Ideas

Field Trips: Plan a field trip every week this summer! Here's how ...

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Start by taking your kids to the local library to find some books on your area. Do a simple search: Free Things to do in (my city). You'll be amazed what comes up! Let each child make a list of what they would like to see & do! Set a budget limit! Think beyond museums and amusement parks...think budget friendly fun like: a visit to the farmer's market, berry picking, check out different area playgrounds & rate them or take a tour of an area factory! Most factory tours are free, and FactoryToursUSA.com offers a state by state listing. Don't blow your budget friendly outing by going out to eat...pack a picnic lunch instead!

Summer Book Swap: A fun way to kick-off a summer of reading! Here's how ...

Invite friends (in the same grade) to bring 3 used paperback books at their current reading level. After the children arrive, display the books on a large table or two. Draw numbers for the order in which the children will choose a book. If there are 10 children at the party, put numbers 1 - 10 into the drawing. Round 1 begins! The child that drew #1 picks a book, then #2 takes a turn and so on. Before beginning Round 2, draw numbers again. After the final round, make bookmarks (using scrap paper, markers & assorted stickers) & let the children make their own ice cream sundaes with all sorts of fun toppings! HAPPY SUMMER READING!

Fun at Home:

Start a summer tradition of having sundaes on Saturday! Family Game Day Family Puzzle Day Taste Test...try different brands of frozen pizza & ice cream, eat & vote for the family favorite! Water Painting...it's painting without the mess! You'll need a bucket of water, a big fat paint brush & let your child have fun "painting" the driveway, the fence or the picnic table! Lemonade Stand and Chocolate Chip Cookies too! Teach your children to cook! Have "cooking school" one day each week, and let your children choose the recipes! If you don't have a children's cookbook, a trip to the library is in order! Plant a garden! Backyard Picnic Backyard Campout Catching Fireflies

Let's make this a summer your kids will remember ... even if it's on a budget!

Summer Boredom Busters - 10 Summer Fun Ideas

Summer Boredom Busters - 10 Summer Fun Ideas

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