We’re just beyond the halfway point of summer (and we don’t want to talk about it) BUT, that means there’s a good chance mama’s think-tank of activities is running on E. Fret not, we’ve got you covered.
Here’s a round-up of some of our favorite inexpensive, homemade projects and sensory activities for your kiddos. You can never have too many ideas in your arsenal to keep everyone entertained and happy… especially on a rainy day, too!
Kid-made drum set
We are huge fans of this as it is cheap, easy and super fun!
Here’s what you’ll need:
-safety can opener that doesn’t leave sharp edges
-balloons – use 7 inch balloons on smaller cans and 9 inch balloons on larger cans
-dowels and beads for drumsticks
Thank you to @itsalwaysautumnblog for this genius idea. Check out her amazing blog, it is full of wonderful ideas for the whole family
Homemade bird feeder
Reasons we love this idea: it takes minutes to put together, and will amaze your children every time they witness a bird eating the seeds out of the homemade feeder.
You can really be creative with what you will need in order to create the feeder. Here is what we suggest-
-Green apples cut in half with the seeds taken out
-Long screws to put in top of apple
Once you put the feeder together tie it on the branch of a tree near a window that your littles can reach. This is a great demonstration for them to see the fruits of their labor! (Pun intended ;))
Shaving cream artwork
How cool is this DIY marbled paper from shaving cream?! This is a great outdoor activity for you to provide when your littles have some friends over for a play date. Might we suggest letting them wear a painting bib and nothing else?! 🤪
-Heavier Weight White Paper
-Tooth Picks or Spoon for Stirring Food Coloring
-You can cover the table in a disposable plastic table cover to control the mess.