Entertain Kids This Summer With These 10 Activity Kits
Stock up on project kits that will keep your kids — from elementary-aged to teens — off screens and having fun this summer.
As we bid farewell to another school year, my thoughts are turning to summer. And while I have my summer bucket list ready with ideas for the kids such as watching fireflies, playing in the sprinkler and reading the next Harry Potter book, I know those long summer days can stretch on endlessly sometimes. Having a back pocket full of projects and crafts is my plan to keep the boredom at bay this year.
Keep scrolling for a fun-filled list of activity kits to hone STEM skills, get your kids out of the house and into nature and hopefully learn a new skill or two.
KiwiCo has creative kits for every interest and age group. We love getting their monthly subscription boxes, but you can also buy individual kits without having to commit to a subscription. This set of three projects is ideal for ages 9 to 16, and guides your tween or teen through clever engineering strategies.
Oh, the slime. Kids adore this ooey-gooey stuff, and this awesome kit seamlessly combines chemistry and art together. One batch makes chalkboard slime that kids can doodle on with the included chalkboard markers, and the other batch makes a glow-in-the-dark slime for illuminated play.
Create an escape room adventure without leaving your house. After downloading the digital files, simply print out the seven puzzles and play. Make it more advanced by hiding pieces around the room or get into the spirit of the theme with dress-up clothes or decorations.
Get crafty with this basket-making kit. An illustrated instruction manual and a link to a step-by-step video tutorial guides your kids through how to prepare and dye the yarn, and then weave three sizes of baskets.