Get your bake on
Baking is a budget-friendly kids activity that results in yummy treats the whole family can enjoy. Whether it’s cake, cookies, brownies or some sort of healthier fare, baking is a fun way to introduce your kids to the kitchen, while keeping them busy for a few hours at the same time.
Have a picnic
Whether you lay your blanket in the backyard or at a local park, a picnic offers the ideal opportunity to get out of the house and enjoy the summer sunshine. Try to find a park that has a kid’s playground, so your little one’s are entertained after the food has been served. Just be sure to slip, slop, slap, as it’s easy to get sunburnt.
Just because it’s summer, that doesn’t mean every day is going to be sunny and dry — so what do you do on those rainy, miserable days? If you want to keep your kids entertained for a decent chunk of time, why not stage a movie marathon? Choose a few animated films and allow your children to invite a friend over for the day. The kids will be entertained for hours, giving you some precious time to catch up on household chores, return some emails or even read a book!
Backyard summer fun!
SheKnows.com shares a few ways you can keep your kids busy in the backyard during the long summer days!