“How long have you been watching that?” “Ten more minutes and then we are unplugging for the rest of the day.” <– sound familiar? Even very young children are drawn to screens and while I think there is a time and place for screentime the summer shouldn’t be a free for all. The thing is it’s HARD, as parents or caregivers there are times when we need a little peace too. Here are simple but amazing outdoor activities you can do with your kids, or if they are old enough just set up and feel good about less screen time this summer. Browse through and find activities that work for your home or school and the group of children you are planning for, don’t choose something messy if you are mess adverse.
Water Balloon Math – learn math and have a blast
Natural Rainbow Color Hunt – play with colors with this outdoor activity
Painting Rocks – this is perhaps the most classic summer activity.
Playhouse Painting – this is one of my daughter’s favorite activities for kids!
Backyard Scavenger Hunt – this takes a bit to set up but it’s so fun!
Painting with Water – this is my favorite toddler activity to do once the weather warms up!
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