Summer Boredom Busters

Hey everyone! It’s been a while. Christmas and New Years are long gone! It is now spring. This means that the days of popsicles, skinned knees, and childhood memories are just around the corner. It also means that heat waves, broken air conditioners, and cries of “I’m bored!” are close at hand.

When this time comes around, if you’re anything like me, you are not prepared to answer these cries of boredom. Since at some point, it is inevitable that you should run into this complaint, I have compiled a list of activities that both you and the kids can enjoy.

Paper Flowers

The first activity that I have for you is one of my Mom’s favorites. She recalled to me how, growing up, they visited Mexico. She told me of the paper flowers she so loved to collect. They are an easy craft, that require minimal materials and a love of crafting. The link down below will take you straight to the blog that created an easy to follow tutorial.

http://www.themamasgirls.com/flowers-for-the-fiesta/

Clothespin Dragonflies

This next craft is an extremely simple, engaging craft. you could even put a fun twist on it, and make clothespin butterflies.

http://www.craftymorning.com/how-to-make-clothespin-dragonflies-kids-craft/

Story Stones

The third boredom buster that I have in mind is something that is less of a craft, and should be prepared beforehand. It is creativity inducing, and improves children’s storytelling skills. Also, it should keep the kiddos occupied for at least enough time to get something done without being too preoccupied with them. (They are sweet, but sometimes you need a break from your babysitting).

http://www.skiptomylou.org/story-stones/

Sand and Rock Box

Sensory bins have always been a favorite of mine to pin on Pinterest and such. But I have never really had the time to make one. This one in particular has materials that can be found in pretty much anyone’s backyard or home. It also feels less like a sensory activity, and more like a boredom buster.;)

http://frogsandsnailsandpuppydogtail.com/diy-sand-and-rock-box/

Ice Excavation Activity

There were hundreds of links for ice excavation, and I chose one that will give you the general idea. Instead of bags you can use cups, and rather than dinos use ponys. The possibilities are endless for this virtually free, cool summer activity.

http://lifeatthezoo.com/dinosaur-ice-excavation/

 

That about wraps up my post on easy, fun summer crafts and activities, that both you and the kiddos will love.

Happy Babysitting!!!