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Monday, June 28, 2010

"I'm Bored!"

I think this is the most heard and dreaded statement a mother can hear once school is out for the summer, or any other time our children are out for holidays. And I don't know about you, but my Mom's sure fire response to get us thinking of things to do on our own was, " You can clean (insert anything or any room that needs some cleaning here)." Nothing got us moving faster, lol. We would head out the door and find something to keep ourselves amused.

But today I thought I would share a short list of things that just might make the day better for you and your kids, have some fun, spend some time together, and take some photos.

  • make your own frozen pops (and they're healthy too!)
  • get into your swim suites and run through the sprinkler
  • color on the side walk with some chalk
  • make some lemonade and have a stand (your kids will love making a little change)
  • have a watermelon seed spitting contest
  • scavenger hunt, photo style. make a list of things for them to find, hand them the camera and let them take pictures as they find each thing
  • go on a pic-nic
  • play a board game
  • start a garden
  • blow bubbles
  • camp out in the back yard
  • make s'mores
  • start a summer time journal
  • lay on the grass and watch the clouds
  • make sun tea
  • have a water balloon fight
This is just a very small list to get you started, you can find all sorts of neat new fun ideas by googling. Just don't forget to take pictures. Lots and lots of pictures, and then on another day when that dreaded phrase is heard, make some scrapbook pages together!


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