Summertime fun for kids @CCG Pediatric Blog

  Summer isn’t over yet we still have 3-4 weeks. If the kids are getting bored here are a few ideas to try.


Pudding Paint:

Most kids love to play with food. Summer is a great time to let them. Tape paper to the sidewalk or picnic table, or you may have a vinyl picnic table cloth. Buy or prepare some instant pudding. You can add food coloring to it if you like. You can strip them down to the birthday suit or put some old shirts over their clothes. Let them finger paint make pictures, or you can use utensils to let them paint a picture. All the while they can lick their hands. Get the hose out and get them clean.

Flashlight Tag:

All kids love being outside when it is getting dark. Another thing kids love is flashlights. Tag combined with hide and seek is always fun. The person who is “it” counts to ten while the others hide. The person who is “it” must find the others and call their name while shinning a light on them to tag them.


Bubble bath pool:

Get a small swimming pool and fill it with water and bubble bath or dish detergent as the water flows in the bubbles get huge and the kids can make themselves into an animal, they can grow a beard, tons of simple fun at very little cost.


This is a game my Grandma used to play with us. Children of all ages can play. There are many different games you can play with them but the very least you can set them up on end, make a train and watch them tip each other over.


Savor these last few weeks of no alarms, lazy days with the warm sun on your face and the beautiful green grass and blue skies. Enjoy your family.

“The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. The weeks that come before are only a climb from balmy spring, and those that follow a drop to the chill of autumn, but the first week of August is motionless, and hot. It is curiously silent, too, with blank white dawns and glaring noons, and sunsets smeared with too much color.”
Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting