Eliminate Summer Bordeom With These 10 Hands-On Activities
With summer break nearly halfway over, you may need a fresh batch of ideas of some things to do with the kiddos. There’s nothing better than some good, hands-on activities that’ll engage them and even get them thinking! And they’ll be sure to ooh and ahh at the results!
Easy Erupting Volcano by Creekside Learning
What kids wouldn’t want to make this, especially the boys? What’s so nice about this is that once it’s all setup, you can keep making it erupt over and over again! Add some mini figures (these ones seem pretty popular), and they’ll be happy for quite awhile.
Make Your Own Bouncy Ball by The 36th Avenue
I don’t know what’s so intriguing about a bouncy ball, but I remember how much we all loved these things growing up! How cool is it to make your own? Use this food coloring to make some neon balls!
Leak Proof Bag Experiment by Our Whimsical Days
This is a great 5-minute project that the younger children will really enjoy!
One Secret Ingredient To Grow Crystals by Six Clever Sisters
How To Make Invisible Ink by My 2 Sisters
Any kid that likes spy stuff and secret codes will love this super easy way to write secret messages! And if you’ve got kiddos interested in spy stuff, check out this book.
It’s chock full of ideas!
Storm In a Jar by Growing a Jeweled Rose
Crystal Egg Geodes by Martha Stewart
This looks like a fun thing to do with the older kids. If you’re wanting to make these, you’ll probably want to order this ingredient right away.
Make Magic Waterproof Sand by The Geek Pub
You may have seen “magic sand” in your local gift or magic shop. But did you know that it can be made? This is a key ingredient.
How To Make Magnetic Slime by Frugal Fun 4 Boys
We all know that slime is all the rage right now, but did you know you can make it magnetic by adding this?
Melting Ice Science Experiment by The Artful Parent
Use liquid watercolors to see where ravines and tunnels are forming as the ice melts.
Pin this now, so that the next time you hear the kid famous phrase “I’m bored” you’ll have some ideas ready for something they can do!
And, if you have great hands-on activities kids enjoy doing, please share them with us!