Tag Archives : Summer Activities

Summer Boredom Busters: Rock Art


Hi everyone! Welcome to day 3 of my Summer Boredom busters series! I don’t know about you, but my kids love to collect rocks. Then bring them inside. Name them. Wash them. And leave them on my table in a nice pile. So I decided to take advantage of that desire to hoard rocks and have them gather any stray…

Summer Boredom Busters: Bubble Fun


Hi everyone! Welcome to day 2 of my Summer Boredom busters series! Some of these ideas have been posted before, but since I have a lot of new readers, I wanted to re-share them for you all. Plus we’ll repeat them this summer too, so it’s a great refresher for me as well!   Today we’re talking about BUBBLE FUN!…

LEGO Education–Simple Machines Kit


Hi everyone! I don’t know about your kiddos, but mine can barely wait until summer break… Then about five minutes into our first day of break… They’re bored.   Of course we do all of the normal fun summer stuff like trips to the swimming pool, bike rides, park days, and picnics. But what about those days when you just…

NEW Carson-Dellosa website!


As you all know, I love Carson Dellosa Summer Bridge activity books! They’re literally ZERO planning on my part, and great for keeping kids skills fresh over the summer. Keeping up with your students reading, math, and other basic skills over the long summer break is important. I’m not sure if this happens to your kids, but it seems like…

Summer Boredom Busters: Bird Feeders


Welcome to another day of Kids Summer Boredom Buster ideas! Today we’re making homemade bird feeders!     Materials Needed: 1-liter empty soda bottle 1 to 2 wooden spoons craft knife and marker small eye screw Bird seed   Directions: Clean out the inside of the soda bottle with warm soap and water then allow to dry. Draw a 1/2…

Summer Boredom Busters: Science Lab!


Welcome to our semi-educational summer science boredom busters! Today we’re experimenting with mystery potions and color mixing!     Supplies: Plastic measuring containers, bowls etc Safety glasses, you know for effect and all. Water Food Coloring Optional: Eye droppers, measuring spoons A few willing scientists I found this Liquid Measuring Kit from Lakeshore Learning, but you can really use any…

Summer Boredom Busters: Leaf Collection


Welcome to another super fun and easy summer boredom buster for kids! Today we’re making a leaf collection book, complete with leaves! Supplies: 5 sheets of blank copy paper Stapler or ribbon to bind Optional: Clear contact paper to preserve leaves Nature items to collect, we chose leaves, but you can collect all kinds of fun things! Directions: Stack paper…

Summer Boredom Buster: Water Balloon Pinata


I found this fun water balloon piñata idea at www.Ziggityzoom.com and thought it looked like the perfect solution to cooling off during our hot summer days! Okay, now I ask you…what better way to have fun this summer than with water balloon pinatas!? I mean seriously! I’m not sure about you, but my kiddos absolutely love pinatas. And the thought…

Summer Boredom Busters: Squirt Gun Fun


  Supplies: Squirt Guns Water Plastic Cups   Directions: Fill squirt guns with water Stack plastic cups in a tower on a stable surface Take turns shooting down the cups!   If you’re wondering why Turbo is wearing galoshes, it’s because we happen to live near rattle snakes, so it’s just a precaution we get to take whenever we hang…

Summer Boredom Busters: Water Balloon Fun


Okay, so today I have the easiest of all summer boredom busters for you! It’s just good old fashioned water balloons! Supplies: Water Balloons Water Buckets We purchased the above container of water balloons from Wal-m*rt. They were really cheap, and even came with a hose attachment which came in very handy for filling up balloons! Directions: Fill balloons Let…