6 fun activities to do with young kids this summerJune 13, 2016, by Shaunacey Bonneville
For the most part, kids are pretty easy to entertain (most of the time) as long as you're keeping them busy with something they're happy. As a mom, I kinda feel like I'm looped in a Groundhog Day of sorts and that sometimes we're doing the same things over and over and over. I get antsy, the kids get antsy.
Scavenger hunt - I hope you're fortunate enough to live near a forest and if not, I'm sure you can come up with some other place that would make a great savenger hunt. With young kids, you make up a sheet of things you need to find using words or pictures (I'll stick with pictures for my toddler) and head out to find them. Things you may want to search for: a bird, a maple leaf (that's kind of a Canadian staple), a tree that looks like a Christmas tree, a squirrel or chipmunk etc. Another idea would be to go to a local farm and create a list based on things you might find there.
Berry picking - hopefully you're lucky enough to live near a berry farm like we are. Last year was my first venture out with Annabelle (then 2). I was 8 months pregnant and secretly hopeful the wagon ride my jostle Oliver out (it didn't). Even though my plan to get her brother to make his grand entrance failed, we had a blast and got to take home a basket of delicious strawberries. Double win.
What are some ideas you have for fun activities with younger kids? I need all the suggestions I can get :)
Shaunacey is a regular contributor to The Blended Blog. Quasi-stylish mom, wife and writer. She can be found at her blog Simply Shaunacey, on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or on her back patio clutching for dear life to her coffee (or wine).