The end of the school year is quickly approaching! Be sure to have a few tricks up your sleeve to keep bored kids entertained this summer break.

1. Use tape to make a fun backyard board game

Tape down the game board and then add fun activities in each box, like singing a song or jumping rope.

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2. Grab some wet glue and food coloring for a fun hands-on paint project

Just grab some glue, food coloring, toothpicks, and some sort of canvas to get the creativity flowing.

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3. Make your own giant bubble wand

All you need to make the bubble solution is water, soap and a hard-shell kiddie pool. Grab a hula-hoop and spend some time outdoors blowing out-of-this-world bubbles!

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4. Use pool noodles to make a fun backyard obstacle course

Adjust the height and challenge of the course to your child’s age and ability. This fun activity helps the development of motor skills in young children.

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5. Create your own racetrack for toy cars using colored tape

Use your floor, carpet and even furniture to create a fun indoor activity for those not-so-sunny summer days.

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6. Grab some sponges and chalk for a fun DIY driveway game

Keep their math skills sharp over the summer by having them add up all their points.

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7. Use a pool noodle and a hose for a fun DIY sprinkler

The perfect way to cool down in the backyard. 

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8. Cut up a tarp to make your very own throwing game 

Add points to each hole to ramp up the fun!

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9. Grab a bat and fill up water balloons for a fun game of water balloon baseball 

An awesome way to cool off on those hot summer days 

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10. A plastic sheet, some soap, and a hose are all you need to make a slip n' slide for hours of outdoor fun

All the fun of a water park right in your backyard! 

 Photo from: Happy Hooligans 


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