We are in the heart of summer and to be honest, we are probably dying to get our kids off of the video games and out of the house. Sometimes I am at a complete loss for what to get them into that they will actually enjoy so I have done some research for 5 things to do this summer with the kids. When I started to brainstorm some ideas there was a common thread in all of them and that was the fact that they are all pretty messy. HAHA It is definitely easier to stay indoors and stay clean, but NOWHERE near as fun. So here we go…
Finger Painting. I have always loved creating things. I can remember making posters out of crayon shavings and glue. I can remember doodling on any sheet of paper I could get in front of me (some things never change) and I ABSOLUTELY remember finger painting. The squishy feel of the paint in my hands was so fun.
Sidewalk Chalk. Kids go gaga over sidewalk chalk. Whether they are drawing a fun picture or mapping out a hopscotch board this is definitely a very fun and inexpensive way to get your kids outdoors.
Water fight. Water sounds clean right? Nope. HAHA Water + the ground it lands on usually ends up in mud or squishy grass. In my playbook mud equals a great time though. Just this past weekend I got my kids into a water fight. They were using these dollar store water squirters and they were nailing each other wonderfully. I was actually really proud of my two year old for mastering the concept. She got her dad REALLY good a few times.
Go Camping. There is something amazing about getting outdoors and becoming one with nature that kids eat up. It is living on basic instincts and really exciting. Campsites usually have a ton of things to do outdoors too. I know the campsites around us are all located on the Puget Sound so there are gorgeous sights to be seen and rocky beaches that need to be walked.
Make S’mores. What kid doesn’t like s’mores? The melty goodness of chocolate and marshmallow inside two layers of graham cracker goodness is enough to make a child’s entire day. They are EXTREMELY messy though, so be prepared for easy clean up recipes with some Wet Naps!
One thing you are going to want to keep on hand for easy clean up for all of these great outdoor activities are Wet-Nap® Antibacterial Hand Wipes. They are inexpensive, perfectly packaged and most importantly they work. They are safe on face and body, moisturizing with aloe and safe on hands! I picked these up at Walmart on one of my latest trips.
Visit Walmart for all your Wet-Nap® needs: 110-Count Hands, Face, & Body Cleansing Wipes, 24-Count Packettes Antibacterial Hand Wipes and 40-Count Canister Antibacterial Hand Wipes! You should also follow the brand on Pinterest, Facebook and YouTube for other easy clean up recipes and activities.
What are some fun things you have been doing this summer? Tell me in the comments below!
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