Summer Inspiration

Summer Fun Inspire Box

Hello Summer!
Kids feeling bored already? Get inspired by the following fun activities to keep your kids active and engaged all summer long! Stay tuned for more ideas to come! Got ideas? Share with us here.


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4th of of July Kids Crafts

As we celebrate the 4th of July in place this year, get crafty with these fun family projects from Pure Wow website!
View projects here

Wishing you and your family a very safe and Happy 4th of July!

Minute to Win It Games - Breakfast Edition

Supplies needed: straw, bowls, spoons, cereal, cereal box, cotton balls (or any other small items)  
   
1. Using only a straw, transfer cereal from bowl 1 to bowl 2 in under a minute.                  
2. Have a family member cut up a cereal box, you have 1 minute to put it back together puzzle style!                              
3. Use a spoon and your mouth to transfer cotton balls from one bowl to another time yourself or go head to head! 

Boy using straw in his mouth moving to move cereal from one bowl to another.

Collage of girls with a spoon in their mouth moving cotton balls from one bowl to another bowl.

Giant Bubbles Recipe

  • 6 Cups Water
  • 1/2 Cup Concentrated Dish Soap
  • 1/2 Cup Corn Starch
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Glycerine

bubbles

Stained Glass Chalk Art

  • Sidewalk Chalk
  • Painter’s Tape

Add tape to the ground or a fence in a fun geometric design. Next, color each area with a different color. After all areas are filled ina remove the tape.

Stain Glass chalk art on a fence.

Popsicle Stick Bookmarks

  • Large wooden popsicle sticks
  • Pens
  • Paper or washi tape
  • Glue/Tape
  • Any other craft accessory you may want to use to decorate, like buttons, fabric, ribbons, glitter, etc. 

Draw on a face and hairdo using the pens. Use paper or washi tape to make clothing. Draw on legs and shoes then add any other decorations you like. Get creative!

Popsicle stick bookmarks made to look like paper dolls.

Heart String Art

Materials:

  • 10-inch square barn wood plaque
  • Thin kitchen cording
  • 1-inch wire nails
  • Paper for template
  • Scissors
  • Painters tape
  • Hammer
  • Pliers

See the step by step instructions here.

Collage of 3 different heart string art projects.

Reading Tent

There are many different types and ways to make a reading tent. You can make a temporary tent or a permanent tent. Check out how to make your own tent here.

Girl reading a book in a colorful striped canopy tent in the outdoors.