7 Summer Vacation Boredom Busters

Summer’s in full swing, but this break from school and constant engagement can be stressful for parents. Angela Zimmerman of Common Sense Media offers some suggestions to keep your kids busy and involved all season long.

Feel like you’re running out of ideas to keep your kids entertained during the dog days of Summer? Look no further. Dozens of cool, crafty, and creative ideas for kids of all ages are easy to download, stream, read, and share.

Outdoor movie night
Transform your backyard into a movie theater with a projector and a bed sheet, and pick a family fave streaming on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime. Create a cozy space to recline, pass the popcorn, and voilà: instant blockbuster with the fam.

Set your sights on stargazing
Point kids’ eyes skyward for the extraordinary Perseid meteor shower, which happens between July 17 and August 24 and peaks on August 12. For nights leading up to and after it, download an astronomy app or two for constellation spotting year-round.

Scavenger hunts
Kids love scavenger hunts, and there are plenty of ways…

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