Outdoor play is super beneficial for young kids, but getting your kids to play outside is tricky when it’s 90 degrees and humid. Add some water play into the mix to entice your kiddos to head outdoors. Here are 10 water play ideas to get you out in the sun this summer.
Are spring’s showers giving you and your kids a little bit of cabin fever? This awesome shadow puppet theater is the perfect remedy for the rainy day blues. Valerie at Inner Child Fun created this super simple project from an old cardboard box, and her girls love it! Not only will your kiddos have a great time playing shadow puppets, they can help you create the theater, too. And you know your kids love a toy double if they helped make it.
Water play is a natural choice to keep your kiddos happy and entertained this spring and summer. There’s something about splashing in water that wears my little guy out, which will be nice during warm spring days and over summer vacation. If you’re looking for some free water play activities to entertain your kids, look no further!
Entertaining kids on a rainy day can be a challenge, and this chalkboard stick experiment is a great way to engross older kids for a big chunk of time. This project from Steve Spangler Science takes patience to set up, but the payoff is so amazing that your kids are going to want to do it again and again. You can really make a day of it if you have them color the popsicle sticks. A rainbow of popsicle sticks looks even more amazing!
Did April showers just bring May showers where you are? If you’re living with an energetic toddler, being stuck inside all day is no fun for anyone. Try these cheap and free rainy day activities to keep your toddler entertained and maybe even buy yourself a break to drink a cup of coffee.
Do you have more plastic Easter eggs than you need for your kids’ baskets? Check out this awesome list from Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas! She’s got five ideas for learning games that are appropriate for younger and for older kids. I just love that she’s taking a single-use plastic item and turning it into something that’s fun long after Easter is over!
Do your kids have a little bit of cabin fever after all of this crazy winter weather? These games and activity are fun, and they’re budget-friendly, too! We’ve rounded up games for kids of all ages to help you give boredom the boot on a budget. There are also outdoor and indoor activities, so no matter what your weather situation, you and your kids have options for play!