Friday, June 3, 2016

3 Boredom Busters for the Summer!

Summer is right around the corner! School is almost out and my oldest daughter is graduating from Preschool this year which means a Graduation Party and Kindergarten in the fall. I can’t believe how the time flies. My youngest is starting preschool in the fall too, but for now, the bliss of summer! Time slows down a little in the summer; the hustle and bustle of the school year is just a memory. And then about halfway through…the summer loses its luster a little and the “I’m bored” comments begin. This year, I found a few ideas to keep my girls busy and engaged through the summer.

Summer Reading Program with the Library
Each year the library offers a special Summer of Learning program with fun themes and free programs all summer long! Check out the Seattle Public Library’s website for more information! 

Summer Camp
Summer Camps are a great way for kids to keep engaged and busy with something they’re interested in. We signed up for 2 summer camps this summer, one for each summer month. With so many options for themes and activities, it’s easy to find a great option for every child. Blossoming Buds Cottage and Blossoming Buds Preschool both have summer camps with cool themes this year!

Summer time Bingo
Create a bingo board of fun activities to do during the summer. Then check them off as you go. Some fun ideas could be:
  1. Make an outdoor Chalkboard
  2. Make your own puppets then have a puppet show
  3. Nature scavenger hunt
  4. Make a homemade treat and deliver it to friends or neighbors within walking distance
  5. Have a water balloon battle
  6. Go on a nature walk at the Arboretum
  7. Have a picnic lunch in the park or in your backyard
  8. visit a local museum
  9. Tugboat Story Time! For more info on this, check out our blog “Spring has Sprung! Indoor/Outdoor Adventures with the Kiddos!” 
  10. Make a birdhouse and bird feeder 

I’d love to hear about how you keep your kids busy during the summer!