With the weather warming up, and most of us at home, there is a need for some easy, at-home-entertainment for our kids.
Back when the weather was more frigid here in Michigan, I picked up the book, There’s No Such Thing as Bad Weather, by Linda Åkeson McGurk, from my library.
A Scandinavian mom shares her secrets to raising “healthy, resilient, and confident kids.” The premise of the book is about the outdoor lifestyle of the Scandinavian culture. It explores the benefits of being outside, explaining that there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes.
Since then, we have been making an effort to get outside daily, rain or shine. I have given the girls permission to get dirty, be messy and explore outside. We’ve ran in the rain, splashed in puddles and even made “dirt angels,” out of some fresh heaps of garden soil. Summer entertainment ideas for kids means less is more.
There’s No Such Thing as Bad Weather: A Scandinavian Mom’s Secrets for Raising Healthy, Resilient, and Confident Kids (from Friluftsliv to Hygge) is currently being offered free with an Amazon Audible Trial.
Summer Entertainment Ideas for Kids
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With most people being stuck at home, there has been a surge in sales in outdoor items that will keep kids entertained. Here are some top sellers and favorites that your kids will be sure to love.
1 Homech Inflatable Swimming Pools – For cooling off in the hot sun
2 SplashEZ 3-in-1 Sprinkler for Kids – Perfect for little kids who like to splash around.
3 Max Liquidator 6-Pack Water Blaster Set – Put out buckets of water and host a water fight.
4 Bunch O Balloons – These balloons are super easy to fill making it faster and easier to get on with the fun of chasing each other.
5 High Capacity Water Gun Super -Play water gun tag or just host a surprise ambush. These will be husband approved too.
A Giant Bubble Wand will have kids and adults a like wanting to take a turn. These wands make ginormous bubbles that flubber though the sky.
Definitely a favorite of my four year old.
Perfect for chasing bubbles or snapping pictures, a bubble machine is fun and whimsical. Little kids will love chasing the bubbles.
It’s a great way to burn off that energy before nap time.
Little Tikes Mermaid Island Wavemaker Water Table
This is a number one release on Amazon. Young toddlers love these water tables and it keeps them entertained for hours.
A number one best seller, this kit comes with caterpillars and a habitat to watch them grow.
My girls love helping me in the kitchen, but when it’s hot out we stop baking and make things that don’t require an oven.
DIY popsicles are a great option to keep the kids busy and allow them to get creative. DIY popsicles options are endless.
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