Just a few more weeks left of summer vacation and the boys are getting antsy! I don’t know about you, but camp isn’t feasible financially for the whole summer and I don’t want my children to be away the whole time. Summers are meant to spend with the family, going on water park trips and road trips. But there are those days when we just want to pull our hair out and the kids a bored and we need to find activities indoors. When it’s 114 degrees outside – no one wants to play in that heat. I’ve found 8 awesome inside activities for the kids.
My boys love any crafts that have any thing to do with the ocean and fish. They also collect sea shells so they would get a kick out of making fish out of sea shells.
My older son is obsessed with building and could spend the whole day building this Geckobot. This wall-climbing robot has a motorized air suction system that enables it to walk vertically up and down perfectly smooth surfaces, like glass, plastic, whiteboards, and glossy laminates. The battery-powered motor drives an innovative gear system that produces a rotating motion making the legs move back and forth and up and down, mimicking a real gecko — so two of the feet are touching the wall while the other two feet are lifted off of the wall, in an alternating motion. You can build six other models and conduct experiments with suction to learn about air pressure and the mechanical physics of this unique device. This is a great indoor toy!
The boys love kinetic sand. They love sand period, haha. But kinetic sand is so fun! How about making it?
We love Magformers and have been playing with them for a long time. This Amazing Construction Set has 50 pieces and can get a child’s imagination running with endless possibilities.
How about some Moon Sand? My kids love talking about space and science, so this is perfect.
Puffy Paint is so much fun and kids love to be creative with it. How fun is this?
These Jello Fish Bowls are adorable. My boys love anything to do with fishing and jello so this is a winner for sure.