Child Expert, Lisa Boggess, from MCC’s Francis Institute shared creative ideas to keep kids busy this summer on KCTV5’s Better Kansas City. Her fun ideas may be found on the Francis Institutes Pinterest board.
Segment 1 included popsicle stick construction, homemade board game, popsicle stick puzzles, game pieces, large dice and tic-tac-toe with painted rocks.
Segment 2 included sponge bombs, a squirting race and “I Spy” in a bottle.
Inspirational links for projects found below:
Tic Tac Toe: Tic Tac Toe with painted rocks
Homemade board game Physical games with cards that tell what to do (this would be something like cut out shapes of maybe animals, with instructions on the back, like a frog might have “Hop 3 times”)
Squirting Race: Ping pong ball squirting race (I’m not into promoting guns with children, so I’d use a water bottle to squirt with)