Summer Fun Away From The Sun

Summertime is approaching fast! With only one week of school left, kids are restless to run around and play. This also means that moms and babysitters alike will have their hands full! (Speaking of moms, Happy Belated Mother’s Day!!!)

With painfully hot days coming, the pool is not always an option. Kids will need activities that keep them busy and burn their energy, while making it easy for you to get stuff done.  I will provide links to blogs that have some of the best indoor activities for the kids, and you! (Also, they will be virtually mess free!)

Balloon Tennis

Most everyone has one or two spare paint sticks or rulers. Those same people most likely have some balloons too (A MUST HAVE). How about a paper plate? If you have these three things and glue, you have the perfect supplies for balloon tennis.(One person even used fly swatters!) It is a super fun way to keep the kids busy, while keeping the house clean.

https://vanessasvalues.blogspot.com/2012/02/february-fun-paddle-balloon.html

Marshmallow Shooters

Ok, so this one might be just a bit more messy. That’s ok. As long as the kids eat- I mean clean their mess up. Also, you can have them shoot alternative things, like pom poms. They are super simple, easy, and only (again) require four materials. If you have balloons, cups, marshmallows, and scissors, you’re all set! (Seriously though, if you don’t already have balloons, get some.)

http://www.cometogetherkids.com/2011/09/mini-marshmallow-shooters-or-pom-pom.html?m=1

Marshmallow Structures

Kids, (especially older ones) will absolutely love this activity. Who doesn’t love marshmallows? (Another must have) And what kid doesn’t love getting a little sticky? With marshmallows and toothpicks, your kids can have a blast creating their own structures. You can even challenge them with a certain structure from history! (The Colosseum, perhaps?) Have your kids enjoy this quiet, yet yummy activity, on a hot summer day!

http://simplydesigning.porch.com/building-with-marshmallows-and/

Finger Knitting

Similar to straw weaving, finger knitting is a super simple way for kids to have some useful quiet time. It can also be used as a way to occupy kids if you are on a road trip. This activity is super easy, cheap, and fun. If you have yarn, scissors, and fingers, you’re all set! Even Younger kids may have fun doing this spectacular pastime.

https://www.thecrafttrain.com/finger-knitting-for-kids/

Beach Ball Games

As a last activity, but certainly not least, beach ball games are a super exciting way for the kids to get their wiggles out.  This activity may require a little more effort on your part. A short trip to the dollar store, and maybe some prep. But these beach ball games are the perfect way to get your kid’s energy out, while keeping them in.

http://modernparentsmessykids.com/indoor-beach-ball-games/

From knitting on fingers, to tossing a ball around, kids (and parents) will positively adore the activities on this page. Do these on any given day, and I assure to you that you will not regret it. Goodbye for now, and Happy Babysitting!!!