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50 Activities to Keep the Kids Busy this Summer

August 3, 2016

50 Activities to Keep the Kids Busy this Summer. Check out our printable list of 50 activities to keep the kids (and you!) occupied and out of trouble this summer holiday. Shake It Up by Cambridge Weight Plan

Schools broke up a couple of weeks ago, and we’re sure for parents and children up and down the country the novelty is beginning to wear thin and the collective youth chorus of “I’m bored” is ringing in your ears already.

To help save your sanity we’ve pulled together a list of 50 activities to keep the kids (and you!) occupied and out of trouble.

Really shake things up this summer by printing out the below sheet with some our favourite activities from our top 50 list, cut each activity out, fold and put into a jar. Next time your little angels are complaining there’s nothing to do, point them in the direction of the jar and get them to pick out a fun surprise activity to do!

Click the image below to download the printable version!

50 Activities to Keep the Kids Busy this Summer. Check out our printable list of 50 activities to keep the kids (and you!) occupied and out of trouble this summer holiday. Shake It Up by Cambridge Weight Plan

  1. Hold your own Olympic games
  2. Make paper aeroplanes and see whose flies the furthest
  3. Get messy…paint a picture with your hands
  4. Blow some bubbles and try and pop them
  5. Have a picnic
  6. Have a creative craft session
  7. Do some skipping in the garden
  8. Decorate a plant pot
  9. Dance around the house to your favourite tunes
  10. Write a song or poem
  11. Do some colouring
  12. Go swimming
  13. Start your own veggie and herb garden
  14. Make some chalk art outdoors
  15. Have an outdoor painting party using huge canvases
  16. Pretend to be pirates for a day – play dress-up in costumes, plan a treasure hunt and talk like a pirate
  17. Make totem poles out of paper towel rolls and decorate them
  18. Go for a bike ride
  19. Organise a teddy bear’s tea party
  20. Go to the park
  21. Have a games day, play cricket, rounders, bat and ball etc.
  22. Play hopscotch
  23. Feed the ducks
  24. Make an obstacle course
  25. Make a photo journal or scrapbook
  26. Visit the beach and collect shells
  27. Build a sandcastle
  28. Learn how to ribbon twirl
  29. Create a scavenger hunt
  30. Pick berries
  31. Write a story and illustrate it
  32. Go on a nature walk and then make a collage from objects you find along the way
  33. Have a water fight
  34. Interview an older relative about what life was like when they were young
  35. Practice making interesting shadow puppets and then put on a show with your characters
  36. Visit a museum you’ve never been to
  37. String beads or pasta into jewellery
  38. Learn about stargazing and identify as many constellations as possible
  39. Make flower crowns and headbands
  40. Make paper boats and race them in a paddling pool or bath
  41. Make a mini-golf course in your garden using different containers as holes
  42. Visit a theme park or water park
  43. Collect rocks and paint them to use as paperweights
  44. Visit a zoo or farm
  45. Camp in your garden
  46. Have a game night with charades, Pictionary and bingo
  47. Build a den/fort using boxes or blankets
  48. Fly a kite
  49. See a film at the cinema
  50. Go bowling

Will you be trying out the boredom saving activity jar?

What are your favourite ways to keep the kids busy in the summer holidays if not already on our list above?

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