August 16, 2013
I’m just waiting to hear those two little words that my kids are bound to utter after they get tired of being at home on summer vacation: “I’m bored!” This year, I made sure that I was prepared for when the kids said those words, and I’ve already got a bunch of activities planned. Today, I’d like to share a few of them with you. Maybe you’ll even get some ideas of your own. By the way, regardless of what your plans are for your family this summer, be sure you have everything they’ll need for their wardrobes. Whether it’s capri pants for girls or new shorts for your boys, Hartstrings has everything your kids need.
Break Out Your Artistic Side
If your kids enjoy creating artwork, take advantage of that with some outdoor projects that they’ll really have fun with. Sidewalk chalk is inexpensive, and your kids can draw pictures on the sidewalk or driveway. If you’re interested in doing something on a bit of a grander scale, why not pull out an old white sheet and purchase some finger paints? The entire family will enjoy painting a mural on the sheet, and you’ll create a wonderful summer memory.
Backyard Water Fun
Who says you have to go to a public swimming pool or the lake to have fun in the water? While you might want to plan a trip to a local water park this summer, there are lots of things you can do with water right in your own backyard. Why not let the kids run through the sprinkler on a hot day while they wait for your neighborhood ice cream truck to drive by? Or even just spray them with the hose. Encourage them to make up their own games using water, and supply them with lots of buckets, cups and plastic dishes to make it interesting.
You’ll want to have a plan for the rainy days of summer, and it’s a good idea to pick up a few movies to keep hidden away for those days when the weather keeps you inside. Popping some popcorn and having a few other snacks handy can make it a really fun experience. Don’t forget, you won’t get too many of these rainy days together, so when you do, make them really memorable.
With a little bit of advanced planning, you can limit your kids’ boredom this summer. All you need to do is have a few fun activities tucked away, and bring them out at the right time.
Don’t forget, at Hartstrings, we carry the best in kids’ clothes. Whether you’re looking for capri pants for girls or polo shirts for boys, we have everything your kids need to complete their looks for this summer. Be sure to bookmark our site so you can find us easily and keep tabs on all of our great deals.