10 Activities to do with your buddy this summer

Summer is here! Here are 10 ideas to do with your buddy:

  1. Give your buddy a magnifying glass and send them on a bug hunt! To make things educational go to the library and borrow a book or two about bugs.
  2. They can do the same with plants.
  3. Make a rock mosaic. This one is two times fun – first gathering the rocks (if you don’t live in an area with rocks you can always find them at dollar stores, or gardening stores). Now that you have your rocks make a “picture frame” – like draw a square with side walk chalk. Now you can create with your buddy masterpieces by using only rocks (you can even color the rocks to make it easier).
  4. Go to the beach… In your back yard! You could get two small swimming pools from the dollar store and fill one with sand and other with water. Make everything as you would when you would go to the beach – pack snacks, drinks, beach ball, flip flops etc.
  5. Build a playhouse outside! There are so many ways you can go about it – cardboard always being a fun and frugal choice!
  6. Buy or even better make a kite! For the less crafty out there you can also have a ton of fun with a light plastic bag (the ones you can get when buying fruits, or those see through garbage bags) and some string – easy peasy DIY kite!
  7. Make an obstacle course in the backyard!
  8. Go to the library and borrow a book about folding paper air planes (you’ll be amazed at how many different ways there are to fold a plane!). Make a few and have a competition to see which model will fly the furthest (or highest, or makes the most loops…).
  9. Learn about the night sky! Search for constellations and mark them down on your sky map (there are a ton of them online).
  10. Build sand castles! You don’t even have to be at the beach to make them – you can get a ton of sand from gardening and hardware stores for pennies!
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