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Summer is finally here! We know you want nothing more than to be outside enjoying this beautiful weather, but going for walks and to the park everyday can get repetitive after a while. So what else can you do? Here are some ideas to keep the whole family busy and happy!
Mix the baking soda and cornstarch together and add a little bit of your water to the bowl. You want the consistency to be much like paint. Once you have the right consistency you can add a paint colour of your choice. Pour the mixture into a squirt bottle and close the lid. Repeat with as many colours as you wish!
The next step is to go outside and let your children decorate a masterpiece on the driveway! You can give them some paper and paintbrushes as well and allow them to paint their own pictures.
Gather cardboard boxes of all different sizes and put them in the back yard. Provide paint, tape, scissors and let your and their imaginations run wild. Create houses and bug sanctuaries. Build towers and cars. Decorate fairy homes and airplane wings.
Washing the car, washing their outdoor toys and really anything to do with soapy water can entertain your little one for hours. Be prepared to get wet and have some fun!
Adding activities that are not a part of their daily life routine can really engage your child in play. The time you take to focus on the activity can also go a long way in creating that special time that your children need.