The Girls at eighteen25 this is a really fun blog with easy craft ideas...if I can do them they must be easy!
Families online magazine ideas for teens
Family Fun magazine online one of the few magazines I subscribe to. Such fun and simple ideas!
From my sis-in-law Heather:
-Make puppets (sock, paper bag, etc) and learn/rehearse a play. Pick their favorite story or something classic like Goldie Locks and the Three Bears. Then perform the play for Dave when he gets home from work.
-If you have a digital camera that the kids can use, send them on a picture scavenger hunt throughout the house. Have a list of things that they need to find and take a picture of that item. For the younger ones the list can be something like this: find something red, something yellow, something long, something tall, something yummy, etc. And for the older kids the list can be more challenging like: find something that reminds you of winter, something yellow & purple, something that stacks, something that moves fast.
Then look at everyone's pictures on the computer together.
-Have a read-a-thon. Make forts, wear pj's, bring out the blankets, pillows and treats.
I have a friend who has some activity planned every day of the week such as:
Monday=stay home and clean
Friday=friend play dates
I think we will also do regular field trip days.
Another way to do it is to have a calendar and write something down every day on the calendar from a list generated by the kids/parents
I plan on teaching my kids some new skills this summer such as cooking, laundry and sewing
Here are a few other ideas we came up with:
Make homemade ice cream and have an ice cream party with friends
Snow cone and/or lemonade stand (I plan on buying one of those at home snow cone makers)
Discovery children's museum
Summer Book Club for kids(my friend Cherlynn gave this idea)
Summer reading goal (my older kids is to read 1000 pages this summer....big reward at the end if they reach it)
Make photo albums together
Mt Charleston hike
Natural History museum
Sew new blankets/pillowcases for them
Visit an old folks home and sing or bring them treats
Any other great ideas?? I am open to them!