Okay, okay. What? More activities… But hear me out. Those of us whose kiddos haven’t gone back to school yet, still have a few more weeks with the little darlings. And while we may be doing cartwheels on the inside that we are handing them back over to their beloved teachers, we may also be a bit sad that our summertime fun is almost up. So if you want to squeeze in some last minute, low-key fun at home, try some of these fun activities.
Make Some Groovy Tie-Dyed Shirts
Hit up your local craft store or go online and buy a tie-dye kit. Find a few of those white t’s that were only worn once because they have a ketchup stain on the front and go to town. Play some fun music and make an afternoon out of it. Be sure to do this project in a safe place, wear rubber gloves and clothes you don’t mind getting dye on. Or find cute matching aprons at the dollar store.
Fire Up the Water Hose
You don’t need a pool to get in on some water fun, all you need is a hose and some imagination. Hit up your local dollar store for some water balloons, buckets, and giant sponges. Play a round of sprinkler limbo or sponge dodgeball. Feeling extra creative? Make an outdoor obstacle course, including your sprinkler, water, and buckets.
Keep it Clean Crafting
I know at this point in the summer, you may be completely over messes. And if so this at home activity is perfect for you. There quite a few crafts that are mess-free and the kids will still love them. Maybe make some friendship bracelets for the first day of school. All you need is some colorful thread and beads. Or if you an origami master, create some fun origami boats. Head to the local pond or fill up the tub to test out your skills.
Slumber Party Soiree
Invite your favorite friends over for a movie night sleepover before school, and the homework starts to pile up. It’s the perfect way to spend some last minute fun with good friends or family. Not a movie buff? That’s okay, kick it old school with some board games or have a dance party.
Kids At Home Cooking Camp
My kids are always asking to help cook dinner, and while some nights I’m all in, other nights, I admit my patience is pretty thin. Instead, make a day out of it, that way you aren’t rushed or deflated from the day. And with this activity, you can get in some fun and teach them an important life skill. Check out this skills by age piece by Williams Sonoma. And then get Baking!
There you have it, some fun last minute at home activities that you and your kiddos can enjoy before school starts. If you feel that you have been stuck in the house long enough and are looking for some fun things to do outside the home, give one of these a shot.