Hi friends! Is school out in your neck of the woods? My kids are all home on vacation now, and as much as I love having them with me, sooner or later, the dreaded boredom will set in. We like to keep to a very relaxed schedule when the kids are home, but I like to have a few fun activities planned throughout the summer months.
These are all super easy, and they’re inexpensive too! And since my kids enjoy these 8 fun summer boredom busters, I thought I’d share them with you!
I have to admit that I am super lucky to have my oldest help out with many of these kid-friendly activities. She loves science, and she’s always on the lookout for easy experiments and such for the younger ones. Actually, I think she likes these as much as her siblings do!
I also included a few other fun ideas that we’ve done before and plan to try again this year. Some boredom busters never get old!
- Food coloring
Baking Soda and Vinegar Balloon Experiment
- Baking soda
Gummy Bears and Water Experiment
- Distilled water
- Gummy bears
This one is probably the easiest experiment of all. Fill two cups about halfway with distilled water, and add about two teaspoons of salt to one of the cups. Pop a gummy bear into each glass, and note the difference in the bears after an hour or two.
Basically, the salt will shrink the bear, and the bear in the other glass will expand. The kids measured the size of the bears after one hour and again after two hours. You can throw the test bears away, but feel free to snack on the bears you don’t use!