I asked. You answered! Thank you to all who took their valuable time to respond with such fun ideas!
I'll have to do this more! Here are some of the best ideas I received in answer to my request for off-the-wall summer ideas for kids. I'll be taking some of them on television on Friday and I will share that video with you down the road. I couldn't include all your creative ideas in this blog (it's already longer than the tech elfs say a blog should be. Some of the ideas made me want to go live with the fun-loving mom who shared.
It's really worth your time to read these ideas if you have young kids or grandkids.
My kids actually came up with the following activity on their own, but boy did it keep them busy during the summer.
My three children would get many neighborhood friends together to re-enact a scene from a movie such as Harry Potter. They could spend all day at it. They had to decide who was going to be playing each character and then they had to plan the scene, collect props, collect costumes, run rehearsals and then they would have someone record it.
Not only did it keep everyone occupied for hours or days, it was essentially a no cost activity and they all had to use many skills including how to work through setbacks and disagreements and they used their imaginations!
I recommend this to all parents, especially ones who have children ages 5-15.
There are a whole lot more!