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In this post, I will share a list of activities to keep your children busy this summer and to help them have fun indoors while trying to beat the heat.

Laundry Basket Boats

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Grab the laundry basket as a boat and use the cardboard and broomstick as the paddles and ship off! Your kids will get more fun when traveling by this boat. See more here.

Paper Plate Balloon Tennis

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Paper plates ,plastic rulers ,colored paper tape are all you need to DIY this paper plate tennis. Then enjoy this balloon tennis game with your kids. Lots of fun to be got quickly and easily and balloons are much safer to use indoor over balls. source

Make Fresh Fruit Popsicles

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There’s nothing better than a cold popsicle to beat the smoldering heat on a hot summer day. So let your older kids try their hand at making this fresh fruit pops. It will be meaningful and enjoyed most by them. See the recipe here.

DIY Marble Run from Toilet Rolls

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If your kids love marble runs, it’s great to find a version about DIY marble run that your kids could create. Here is a tutorial about DIY marble run from toilet rolls.

Have a campout indoors

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It’s a creative activity for kids to go camping indoors, while being more safely. Your kids will have fun in crafting their “campfire” and be enjoyable to spend the night in his own tent. See more here.

Escape the Volcano

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This educational game can teach kids about color recognition, shape names, counting, and more. Find instructions here.

Game with Noodle Wall

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There are sorts of fun with pool noodles. This water wall is no exception. Kids are so hanppy to get wet in the water, especially during the summertime. See more here.

Build Rainbow Village

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Use your free colorful cardstocks to make this rainbow village. Use bits of velcro to hold the houses together. Your kids can build and re-build the rainbow village over and over again with different color combinations. Learn more here.

Game with Color Walk

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Get your kids off the couch and exercise with this jumping game. Have a stack of paper with different colors lay down in a path all through the house. Keep colors separate. Kids will be enjoyable to challenge various jumping patterns. Say, can she make it from one end of the house to the other just by stepping on certain colors? source

Game of Spay Training

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Prepare some simple household items like yarns or colored masking tapes and well place them in your house. It will be a great challenge for kids to see who can pass through the “lasers” without touching them. source

Story Telling Activity

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This visual storytelling activity with painted stones can encourage child’s imagination and boost creative thinking. The combination of different characters can create different interesting stories. Learn more here.

Balloon Powered Races

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Kids always love balloons. Round up some balloons, strings, and LEGOs to create this activity of balloon powered race. This project may take a little more work, but the end result is a day full of happy memories for your little ones. Learn more here.

Fine Motor Octopus Craft for Kids

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This is a fun and easy summer craft for kids. It provides counting and fine motor practice for kids. Here is a step-by-step tutorial for you.

Indoor Fishing Games

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Set up a fishing bond in the house and have kids fish for colors, numbers, or letters. It’s so much fun, lively, and educational to boot! Get details here.

Build a Chain Reaction with Popsicle or Craft Sticks

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Weave popsicle sticks or craft sticks together to build this exploding chain reaction. This project is so cool and you can spend as much time putting together as you want. Make the chain large or small. I believe your boy will want to try. Get tutorials here.

Ping Pong Ball Catching

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This ping pong ball catching game is so easy. Both preschoolers and elder kids can play it and enjoy it. They have different patterns to play with this simple game. Toss the balls to each other and catch them in the cups, or play this game by just tossing the ball up in the air and catching it. Or, swing the cups to launch the ball.source

DIY Lazer Maze Kids Activity

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You just need some a roll of crepe paper and some masking tape. Your kids will go crazy designing mazes and working their own way through them. Learn more here.

Indoor Puddle Jumping

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Do you miss the rain during the hot summertime? Here is an interesting activity for you. Just add a few sheets of blue craft foam cut into puddles and raindrops and dress appropriately in your favorite rain boots and raincoat! It’s time for jumping. source

Race Car Play Bath

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It’s so creative and simple to transform the tub into a race car. Your kids will get so much fun when driving the car in the water and playing with all of her matchbox cars on the floating road ways. See more here.

Word Hunt with Spelling Stones

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Stop learning loss during the summer vocation. This educational game is also a word spelling lesson. Kids enjoy great fun when searching all the letters of the certain words. Learn more here.


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