Blog Post by Kristen Steele McCall
Kristen McCall is a contributing guest post writer and co-hosts the Selma on Leadership podcast with Selma. Kristen is a digital media consultant, writer, and photographer when she’s not running after her two little ones or enjoying time with her husband. You can find her at www.kristenmccall.com.
July 4th usually feels like halfway through summer. And isn’t this about the time when boredom sets in like the plague? Your kids have played with all their toys, watched all the movies in the house, and have usually left the house a wreck by now.
As a mom with two young kids, I know how it feels to run out of good ideas. So we’ve put together a list of 30 ways to keep you sane and your kids happy! Find something fun on this list to do the next time one of your kids says, “Can I watch another movie?”
Summer Survival Checklist for Moms
- Make a card for someone and mail it.
- Buy coffee for a stranger.
- Leave a few bottles of bubbles at a local park.
- Make brownies for a neighbor.
- Make a snack pack for a homeless friend.
- Do a science experiment.
- Play hangman.
- Learn how to cook.
- Learn how to sew.
- Bake dessert.
- Go camping.
- Go hiking.
- Visit a museum.
- Take an art class at a craft store.
- Go on a picnic.
- Have a water balloon fight.
- Play in a sprinkler, slip n slide or baby pool.
- Blow bubbles.
- Chalk drawings.
- Draw a silly picture.
- Make a summer fun scrapbook.
- Build a blanket fort.
- Have a tea party.
- Have a sock race.
- Make flower crowns.
- Take a bubble bath.
- Make your own musical instruments.
- Make a lemonade stand.
As moms it’s easy to get in a rut of doing the same things with the kids, but use this list to serve someone or go on an adventure. Do something new!
“It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 20:35
What activities have you enjoyed this summer with your kids?