Keep Your Kids Busy This Summer

Summer is here and school is out, and we all know what that means: finding ways to keep the kids busy! Keeping your children entertained and your own sanity intact actually can be fun and easy. We’ve compiled a list of activities that may help.

Break out the board games
This form of classic family fun can get all members of your household involved. Pull out the Monopoly, Scrabble, or Candyland and have a blast while bonding with your family. Or try some other lesser-known PMC employee favorites: Guess Who?, Pie Face, or Hedbanz. If you want to get creative, have the kids make their own board game! Find step-by-step instructions on how to make your own board game on wikihow.com.

Get crafty with some easy art projects
Easy, Peasy, and Fun has a long list of summer crafts your kids can do using items you probably already have in the house like paper plates, paper cups, and sponges. Instead of spending the summer in front of the TV, your child can stay busy in a fun, creative, and inexpensive way.

Keep cool with homemade popsicles
Summer can be grueling for both the boredom it can bring and the heat, so making your own popsicles is a win-win situation. Check out this Country Living article for tons of tasty popsicle recipes.

Make your own ice cream
Similar to homemade popsicles, DIY ice cream is bound to keep any kid entertained, especially with the promise of a delicious treat. Here is a 10-minute ice cream recipe from Wonder How To that is sure to please.

Send them on a treasure hunt
Encourage teamwork and get your kids moving by setting up a treasure hunt in your home or yard. Find instructions on how to plan a treasure hunt on instructables.com.

Play some brain games
Brain games not only keep kids busy, they can also be a great way to train the brain and strengthen muscle memory and thinking skills. Check out flintobox.com for a list of brains games for kids.

Whatever you end up doing, have a wonderful summer!