Sunday, June 24, 2012

Summer Fun - 100 Free Things Kids Can Do!

Ideas of things to doI love to do things with children - especially if it is free to do the things! So, when I was browsing on Pinterest and saw a Pin which said, "100 Free Things to Do With Your Kids This Summer" I had to check it out! The link leads to a blog called, digitalreflections and I'll share just a few of the 100 free things . .  . be sure to follow the link and see which ideas look like something you and your grandchildren can do and do at least of few of them this summer!

  1. Picnic in a local park - my grandson Josiah LOVES going to the park, so taking a picnic lunch to the park would be agreat "hit" with him!
  2. Visit a fire department - my husband used to be a fire fighter so taking the grandsons to a fire department would be a great idea for Poppa to do, for sure!
  3. Take a nature walk.. take along a journal, let the kids bring cameras, then go home, identify everything your photographed, create a nature book.  Thats a whole nother days activities (paper, photos, glue, scissors, notebook) this is especially good saved for a rainy day. (I LOVE this idea!)
  4. Take an  "Alphabet tour"... again camera(s) in hand, journals - letter guides for younger kids - drive to town/city - begin with the letter a (Apple street) b (building) c (colosseum) d(dairy queen) e(eatery) you get the drift - when you are done - each child has a personal and creative alphabet memory book. (I LOVE this idea, too!)
  5. Go on a scavengar hunt - Josiah LOVES to play hide-and-seek, so this is something I'm sure he would enjoy! On a rainy day, have your scavenger hunt inside for rainy day fun!
  6. Make and blow bubbles. What child doesn't love to do this?!!!
  7. Make an obstacle course out of your back yard and have races. We have a large yard, so this could be a great activity - especially if we involved daddy and poppa!
  8. Set up hotwheels races in the driveway. (my guys love this - they always want to see which of their 100's of cars is awarded 'the fastest" - have them make a trophy to give to the winning car - then next time  - the new winning car gets the trophy. Again, this could be a great idea - especially if we involved daddy and poppa!
  9. Check out local VBS offerings - a lot of time you can volunteer while your kids attend. I'm a big fan of VBS, so this is an idea I LOVE!
  10. Make a Windchime. Have your grandchildren make an extra windchime to give to an elderly neighbor or shut in!
And, there are 90 more ideas on this blog, so check them out and get ready for some "free fun" with your grandchildren this Summer!

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