Saturday, August 11, 2012

The Dog Days of Summer

How are you handling the heat? I know it is tough during these last few weeks of summer to maintain sanity as the temperature and the final stretch with the kids can wear on your nerves. Here are a few simple and easy ideas for indoor adventures while you are searching for those ways to beat the heat.

Visit area museums. Most museums have a great children’s area.

Design a scrap book of memories from the summer.

Create a sculpture using junk and recycle items from around the house.

Hang out at a bookstore, let everyone find their favorite book.

Put together a drama, complete with costumes. Video it and send it to family and friends.

Go to the mall and give the kids a few dollars. Have a contest to see who can make their $ go furthest.

Make homemade ice cream.

Search Pinterest to find a recipe to cook together. Make a list of ingredients, shop & bake together.

Have a movie day at home, complete with popcorn, snacks and even tickets and fake money.

Play store, or house, or school.

Develop a puppet show using socks. Decorate with yarn, markers, felt & buttons.

Cut out pictures from magazines, glue them to card board, cut them up and make puzzles.

Skype with  grandparents or distant friends or write letters to them.

What are some of your favorite ideas?

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