Bored in the house..
and I'm in the house bored..
If you don't know the saying "bored in the house and I'm in the house bored," it blew up all over Tik Tok when we were quarantined in summer 2020. Here's to making every summer better than that one, haha! We’re hitting the middle of summer and the vacations are over, camps are coming to an end and we’re all wondering how to keep our kiddos from becoming restless until school starts. We’re in the Midwest and the heat is REAL and some days in July are just too hot to go outside, so we have to get creative! Also, with the rise in cost of everything, we are trying to use with what we have, so we wanted to share a few ideas with you and hope you’ll let us know what other ideas you have!
- Summer isn’t summer without a slip n’ slide. Get the hose out, some old tarps or purchase a slip n slide here and let the kids go to town. This is always a fun time and my kids always end up having a water hose war at the end. If you’re a crazy mom, get out the shaving cream and let the kids slide in that. It’s a mess but they’ll love it.
- This is such a fun one and if you’ve never done it, you need to! Build an obstacle course outside and pretend you're on American Ninja Warrior. Ok maybe not as extreme as ANW but it can still be a challenge and push you and your kids limits. No matter how small your yard is, you can line chairs, cushions, and other household obstacles for the kids to walk on. The options are limitless! You can play "the ground is lava" while doing this too, which adds a little extra challenge.
- Who doesn’t love a good picnic?! Pack your favorite snacks and drinks and go for a walk to the park or lay out a blanket in your backyard and eat there. You could theme your picnic and have an English Tea Party or make it fun and only use your non-dominant hand to eat. Kids love anything challenging and silly!
- Go camping…at a campsite or in your yard! My husband used to pitch a tent in the yard for a fun night with our boys. They absolutely loved it. You can start off roasting hotdogs and s’mores and then end the night star gazing and telling stories...memories to last a lifetime!
- Easy peasy lemon squeezy! If you’re in a neighborhood, make a lemonade stand. This was one of my kids favorite things to do! They loved being creative by decorating signs and then making lemonade and selling it to people. It was a great way to meet neighbors and for them to learn social skills!
- Plan an “everything is backwards” day. Wear your clothes backwards (shoes may be hard! HA!), walk backwards and eat your meals backwards, start with dinner and end with breakfast. This activity will have you all laughing, no doubt. I'm sure you will be surprised at the crazy ideas kids can come up with of what could be backwards.
- Calling all foodies! Let your kids plan a meal, shop for the ingredients, and prepare it! In my family, we all love good food, so this is always fun for them to do and helps them learn new skills and can even challenge them to get creative (and fun for me to get a night off!).
- We may not all be Picasso... but painting canvases is always a fun activity that reminds us that art is whatever we want it to be. Every year, the dollar stores, Target dollar aisle and Walmart seem to have packs of canvases at a great price. I pick them up and save it for a day when the kids are bored or it’s raining. Seeing their creativity come through on a canvas is so amazing to me. I love their creations!
- This one’s all about Mother Nature. I saw this idea on the Jungalow (one of my favorite designers). Make forest characters by collecting flowers, nuts, stems, anything you can find outside, then shape it all on a piece of paper or canvas into a face, animal or design. This is a double the fun activity allowing kids to have to search for all the items they can and then by getting creative with what they’ve got. If they have friends over, turn it into a friendly little competition. So much fun!!
Casual accessories for all of your summer activities
Keepin' it casual all summer long is our motto. Beljoy has so many jewelry pieces to help you stay casual, but still feel put together, while keeping up with your kids crazy summer schedules. We know how busy summers can be, so whether you're running your kids all over town, going to the pool, or doing an activity at home, you won't feel under or over accessorized. Try simple hoop earrings, waterproof dainty rings, and layer a cuban chain with our beaded necklaces.
Beljoy makes it easy to mix and match or layer to create different looks for whatever your day may bring. Our favorite on trend look right now is taking one of our gold waterproof and tarnish free necklaces and layering it with our Lucille Beaded Necklaces. There are so many different ways to style these and the color options are endless! Layer as many as you'd like or keep it simple with one beaded necklace and one gold necklace.
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