Are your kiddos whining that there’s nothing to do for summer yet? Mine are! I think they started saying they were bored after about 5 minutes into our summer vacation LOL!
If that’s you, make sure to check out my whole series on summer boredom busters to help give you some ideas. Lakeshore Learning also has a whole section of free craft ideas for kids on their website too!
I love doing family game time when there’s inclement weather, or if it’s just way too hot outside to head out. Of course we love the old classics like Sorry, Monopoly, Life, Chess, and Scrabble. And recently I found this fun game from Lakeshore Learning that they really enjoyed playing.
It’s called “Allowance” and players earn or spend money as they travel around the board. It’s a fun and relatively fast paced game. It’s also great money counting practice as well.
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The game is really easy to play with fairly simple rules, so it’s not too complicated. It also helps with working with decimals, and critical thinking as well since players can decide what to spend their money on, or if they want to save it and earn more as they go.
The game board is nice and colorful and the money is a great hands-on experience as well. I would have liked to see some little bins for the money or something since the coins kind of spill onto the game board, but it wasn’t a huge deal. you could easily use a small Tupperware container or something to keep the coin contained.
My older kids loved this game, and I’ve seen them pull it out more than once in the afternoons when it’s too hot to go out and do anything.
And since it’s so insanely hot here, I wanted to share one of my kids favorite outdoor activities with you. We made these a few years back and they’re super easy and affordable. An most of all fun! It’s called the Sponge Splasher activity for kids. It’s a great way to beat the summer heat, as well as get outside and get some fresh air too!
And after you’re done tossing the sponges at each other, you can use them to make sponge art!
Wow, look at how little Strawberry Shortcake was! This was back in 2012 so she was only 9. Man time flies, she’s about 1” shorter than I am now and can fit in my shoes. Sigh…
Here is one of our finished pieces:
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Here are some more fun summer ideas to help keep your kiddos engaged…
Well, I hope that gives you some ideas to make this summer more fun!
Have a fun summer idea to share? Make sure to leave a comment below!
Disclosure: I received this product free for review on my blog. The opinions expressed are my own and were not influenced by the company or free product provided.