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10 free or low cost activities to do when you hear "I'm Bored" this summer!

I’m sure most parents and nannies have heard “I’m bored” a fair amount of times. Summer is the time of year when unless you pack their schedule full of camps and activities, you may have a child who will be bored. We have compiled a list of suggestions for kids to help you overcome that summertime boredom!

1.Visit a park. There are endless opportunities at the park to not only have fun, but to also make new friends! Some of our favorite park activities are: finding a park with a splash pad, bringing a ball to kick or throw back and forth, having a picnic, playing a game of tag, or just enjoying all the amenities that the park has to offer!

2. Host a lemonade stand. It’s never too early to start teaching children responsibility. Having a lemonade stand is a fun way to teach responsibility, measuring out items, counting money, and communicating with adults!

3. Work on outdoor crafts. You could paint rocks, draw with chalk, or collect items from nature to create a collage!

4. Visit the zoo. Zoos are a great place to learn about different animals all while having fun doing it! A lot of libraries offer zoo passes that you can check out for the day!

5. Play outside in the yard. Playing outside is full of possibilities! We love to blow bubbles, play hopscotch, catch bugs, ride bikes, and check out what shapes the clouds are!

6. Volunteer/Do something kind There are all kinds of ways to be kind and volunteer. You could go sing songs at a nursing home, volunteer at an animal shelter, clean up local park, or write post cards to people in the military!

7. Go bowling Bowling is a great past time that the entire family can enjoy! For free bowling passes for children visit kidsbowlfree.com to find a lane that participates near you!

8. Go on a scavenger hunt. A scavenger hunt is a great activity that the entire family can be involved in. Scavenger hunts are also a great activity to encourage problem solving, planning ahead, and critical thinking.

9. Go to the library. Most libraries have summer activities for children of all ages. Libraries are great for a hot day of getting out of the house and encouraging some summer reading!

10. Go on a road trip. Whether it is a day trip or overnight trip the world is full of places to visit and explore!

We hope you have a great summer filled with fun, adventure, and just a few I’m bored’s! If you are still looking to hire a summer nanny, reach out- we have tons of wonderful nannies looking for summer positions!

If you have any additional great adventure ideas, we’d love to hear them!

The WeCare Nannies team!