Summer Activities with Kids

bicarb volcanos

I have to admit that I hate kids activities that generate a load of waste, stuff that i have to clean up and deal with when all the excitement has subsided so I’m always on the look out for activities that either generate very little waste or keep the kids entertained long enough to justify the clean up.

One of my favourite activities is an oldie but a goodie. Every kids seems to love making volcanos from bicarbonate of soda and vinegar. One of the best blog posts about this activity can be found at Fun At Home with Kids

growing beans in old CD cases

What a great way to explain the structure of a plant to children. For full instructions visit the blog of the Busy Brunettes

exploding sticks

I think this is a great repeatable activity that will keep kids entertained for a good while. Thanks to Frugal Fun 4 Boys for the post.

frozen bubble

Make a frozen bubble with Wikihow

tornado in a jar

This neat activity only requires a jar, water and a small squeeze of dish soap. Check out Ellie Moon’s blog for instructions

invisible lemon ink

I loved this activity when i was a kid. Full instructions can be found on the Kids Neuton Blog, although I’d suggest using a paint brush instead of an ear bud for a more sustainable activity.

balloon lego car

Got a Lego fan in the house? Not only is a simple experiment from Frugal Funs 4 Boys an ingenious way of explaining the power of moving air, it also requires children to design a car that keeps the balloon high up enough to work.

paper fort

And for something truly awesome check out this paper fort made from rolled up newspaper from Modern Parents Messy Kids

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