6.04.2008

Free Summer Fun, Part 2

It's that time of year again. Schools are letting out and kids everywhere will soon be coming down with a bad case of the boredom virus.

Sure, a quick cure could be offered... taking them to the movies or an amusement park. Those may work wonders to cure the boredom virus, but they also work wonders on your wallet... and not in a good way.

I wrote recently about how we have some free summer fun by going to the beach (which is about an hour or so drive for us). But since we can't day trip to the beach all the time, we find other ways to have some free fun locally or right at home.

One of the things that I think all kids enjoy is playing in water. Whether it's a pool, a sprinkler, a tub, or a bucket of water. The other day my 2 year old, K, was getting a little antsy. So we plopped her down in the middle of the kitchen floor. We handed her a bowl of water and a few other cups, bowls and measuring spoons.

And she loved every minute of it. She sat there playing with that water for atleast an hour. And of course the water was spilling all around... but hey, that was expected. So we just had a few towels handy. No big deal. Bonus part of this is that it can work outside or inside... depending on the weather!

This was easy. It was free. It cured the boredom virus and kept K occupied and happy. It did not involve the TV. It worked for me.

1 comment:

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

I LOVE THIS IDEA! GREAT FOR INDOORS AND OUT!