10 Ways to Play With Your Kids Today

10 Ways to Play With Your Kids Today

Photo by Victoria Bayer

Is summer slipping away as fast for you as it is for us?  Here’s a few easy ways to take advantage of the end of July with your kiddos this week…

  1. Grab some boats (or make some simple floating ones with bark or paper) and spread out a tarp, shower curtain or plastic tablecloth in the yard.  Drizzle water on it with the hose and sit right smack in the middle of it — getting cool, floating boats, making little island getaways, you name it.
  2. Have a photo shoot outside.  Be sure to let the kids take your picture too!
  3. Shoot some hoops — even if that means tossing balled up socks into a bowl on the coffee table because it’s 115 degrees outside.
  4. Go on a sprinkler walk.  Head to an area of town where people have their sprinklers going and sidewalks that go through them, and try to walk through as many sprinklers to cool down as possible.
  5. Make some real fruit slushies.  Toss frozen fruit like strawberries in the blender with some water and sugar to taste.  Blend like crazy and enjoy.  Make it extra fun by playing chef with a big variety of frozen fruit choices.
  6. Freeze lots of ice cube trays and muffin tins full of colored water and then put all your multi-colored ice treasures in a big bowl.  Head out to the kiddie pool and grab some buckets of water to melt and color mix like crazy.
  7. Take blocks of ice to the top of a grassy hill and go ice blockingHere’s more info on this activity that’s on our bucket list this year!
  8. Make mud pies.
  9. Play balloon volleyball.
  10. Go camping.  Can’t do that?  Camp in the back yard.  Can’t do that?  Camp in the living room.

And yes, I know it’s winter for some of you!  I think a lot of these are still options.  If not, please do something fabulous and then come back and tell us about it.  :)

 

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5 responses to “10 Ways to Play With Your Kids Today

  1. TaiLeah

    I love ice blocking! We do it around Christmas time, since AZ doesn’t really do winter. LOL It is a cherished memory of mine and I hope to start with my kids as they get a bit older.

  2. love this! since we live in london, uk, not that many people do the sprinkler thing, but the fountains were on in the kid’s playground, so we spent the morning running through those. love making summer memories!

  3. Ah lovely ideas thank you :)

  4. Oh we’ll definitely be doing number two tomorrow!
    We’re in the middle of a project on dinosaurs though, so I think we’ll have some prehistoric beasts wading about under umbrella-palm-trees.

  5. Oops that should have been number one…but I think I’ll take pictures anyway.

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