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Posted on: Jun 21, 2018

Top 5 Activities to Keep Your Kids Entertained This Summer

Cheers to summer finally being here! Sunny days and beach vacays are to come, but in the meantime you may be stumped on what to do to keep your little ones occupied and entertained every day. While pool days and trips to the movie theatre are great, sometimes the best way to beat boredom is to mix it up! Try one of the below five activities next time you and your family are looking for something to do – and keep us in the loop by sharing your adventures with us on Instagram!

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1. Create a scavenger hunt in your backyard

It’s easy to get comfortable in front of TVs and inside air conditioning, but this out-of-the-box idea will get them excited about being outside. Utilize this opportunity to educate kids about different plants, bugs, and other elements of nature. Lead them from one specific fact to the next with clever hints and clues to peak their interest. Need a little help getting started? We love this printable option from Hey, Let’s Make Stuff and these pre-written clues from The Spruce make it easy to get started today.

2. Join your local library

The underrated source for the best events, books, movies, and more is hiding in plain sight. Make a day out of going to the library by teaching your family how to navigate through the genres and authors. Create a summer reading list that fits the age of your children so they can find a specific book when they go and be ready to find another one next on your next visit!

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3. Sign your kids up to learn an instrument

Keep their minds moving this summer. Take them to a local, outdoor concert to get them excited about pursuing an instrument. Whether it’s the piano or violin, let them have a say in what they want to play.

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4. Set up a lemonade stand

It’s never too early to teach kids about the responsibility and hard work involved in running your own business! Keep it local and take them to your town’s farmer’s market to get fresh ingredients. Why not throw in a math lesson when measuring out the recipe for the lemonade. This is a great chance to give them a sense of responsibility, and an exciting adventure for them to work hard to treat themselves after they’ve raised enough money.

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5. Grow a garden

Turn your backyard into a working food source and educate your little ones about agriculture. From placing the seed—to watering every day, give them as much responsibility as you can. It will keep your young helpers busy all summer, and you’ll get some great vegetables as a result. A win/win for the whole family.

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