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Indoor summer activities?

Ok my lovely ladies I need some help! I need some ideas on what to do with the kids when it is to hot or raining and we cant play outside. We have signed up for the summer reading program at the library and have gotten a pool pass for the summer.We have lots of things planned for outings but not a whole lot to do when we cant get out of the house. We are in a small town house so it seems like we are always on top of one another and unless there is a min by min plan they get in trouble and fight which causes a lot of yelling on my part.I am in need of some fresh ideas! So any thoughts would be awesome!
DD10,DD7,andDS 3

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mom23ks

Asked by mom23ks at 5:17 PM on Jun. 7, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • when i was that age, my siblings and i liked to make up our own board games. find a game board sized piece of cardboard (or cover the other side of a game board from the closet) and let them decorate it and invent their own game. with dice or cards or whatever they want. maybe even encourage physical activity (that they'd be doing outside any other day) like hopping on one foot for 10-20 seconds as a game task?

    have fun :)
    flamingomegs

    Answer by flamingomegs at 5:22 PM on Jun. 7, 2011

  • My kids loved arts and crafts when they were littler.
    cleanaturalady

    Answer by cleanaturalady at 10:03 PM on Jun. 7, 2011

  • Lots of crafts, reading, cooking together
    elasmimi

    Answer by elasmimi at 11:55 AM on Jun. 8, 2011

  • Crafts, movie time, exercising, reading, drawing, playing with the dogs, baking/cooking, Wii sports, music.
    KTMOM

    Answer by KTMOM at 2:59 PM on Jun. 8, 2011

  • Crafts, movies, camp out in the LR....
    ceciliam

    Answer by ceciliam at 6:07 PM on Jun. 8, 2011

  • Lots of crafts, campouts, movie days,
    momkaribg

    Answer by momkaribg at 9:00 PM on Jun. 8, 2011

  • movies, arts and crafts, camp outs
    heathermichelle

    Answer by heathermichelle at 2:36 AM on Jun. 9, 2011

  • Grow a garden in your window.
    Pnukey

    Answer by Pnukey at 5:07 AM on Jun. 10, 2011

  • arts and crafts..card/board games...hide n seek...
    ilovemyboys84

    Answer by ilovemyboys84 at 10:14 PM on Jun. 12, 2011

  • board games, wii, baking or cooking, build a fort w/ blankets-pillows-chairs, have them make a "summertime" scrapbook
    Kainalu55

    Answer by Kainalu55 at 4:35 PM on Jun. 14, 2011

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