School's Out for Summer ed. II

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Top 5 ideas for kids this summer

How to entertain your kids over summer break

School let out for summer weeks ago now, and if you didn't already check out our Schools's Out for Summer edition I, that's a solid place to start. Whether you already exhausted all those games and ideas yet or not, follow them up with this list right here. May the water balloons, crafts, and romping around in the grass abound.

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5 {more} of our favorite ideas for kids summer 2024

1. Sardines

Like hide and seek, but in reverse! One kid hides and everyone else tries to find and hide with them. Cue hilarity as they all try to fit under a single table. Tepee optional, but it sure does make a great hiding place.

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2. Jumbo pick-up sticks

Go classic rules or have the kids team up by color. Build a maze. Line up a railroad track. Play tic-tac-toe. Sword fight? The options here are endless. Just don't tell the other parents we advised sword fights.

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3. Watermelon slice piñata

We're not saying you should fill it with watermelon, but a summer-fruit themed piñata sets the mood for fun, fresh, and satisfies an energy rush that the kids can't deny.

4. Vision board: Kids edition

If your kids haven't gone magazine collage crazy yet, this summer is your chance to give them a simple DIY that can occupy them for hours.

All you need:

  • Magazines
  • Scissors
  • Glue or tape
  • Paper or cardboard

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But let your kids just pick out what they like and get busy cutting and gluing. A pastime we all love.

5. No-sew bean bags

Oh the things you can do with miniature bean bags. We love a multi-tasking summer activity, so this one hits. Step 1: DIY bean bags (they're simple—promise). Step 2: Execute on all the bean bag games on the lawn. Low supply, low cost, high success rate. Enjoy.

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5. No-sew bean bags

Oh the things you can do with miniature bean bags. We love a multi-tasking summer activity, so this one hits. Step 1: DIY bean bags (they're simple—promise). Step 2: Execute on all the bean bag games on the lawn. Low supply, low cost, high success rate. Enjoy.

How to Make Them

...and if you're opting to just purchase instead, we won't tell anybody. Shop away ;)

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