Avoid the Summer "I'm Bored!" Blues with a #SheSpeaksSummer Games Giveaway!

SheSpeaksTeam By SheSpeaksTeam 05.17.17
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My kids are counting down to the end of the school year. They dream of long days playing outside, swimming in the pool, and yes, lots of Xbox.

I look forward to three months without fights over homework or permission slips to sign. But I also dread long days with my kids just staring at screens and whining, "Mommy, I'm bored."

Which is why we need to work together. Calling all SheSpeaks moms, grandmas or anyone who has ever been a kid themselves!

Share ways to keep kids busy over the summer. They can be big plans or little projects. They can be for big kids or little ones. All ideas will help! Anyone who gives a suggestion will be entered to win a set of 5 Outdoor Games, perfect to occupy your kids' time.

Here's how you enter:

Comment below! Give us an idea you have for filling up those long summer days.

AND/OR

Tweet a way to stay busy this summer using the hashtags: #SheSpeaksSummer, @SheSpeaksUp & #Giveaway.

Bonus: We have some upcoming kids programs! Make sure your SheSpeaks Profile is up-to-date here so we can see if you qualify.

And now, some summer ideas from the SheSpeaks staff to get you started...

"I always loved loved loved the summer reading program at the library." - Carol

"I'd like to to do both big things and little things with my kids this summer - everything from riding the tallest roller coaster to collecting rocks." - Jenny

"My summer vacations as a kid were pretty standard - I went to our town's "summer rec" program that had swimming lessons, tennis lessons, and arts & crafts.  Lots of boondoggle lanyard making." - Emily

"My 15- year old is most likely watching entirely too much Netflix!  She will take a week to do a service trip with her youth group. " - Missy

"We bought a kids cookbook and my kids looked through it. We're going to try to make a new recipe each week." - Susan

"My sister has her kids on a schedule so it's similar to school (they are 4 & 6). She has time slotted for coloring, writing/reading, outdoor chores, meals and snacks, and 1 day a week adventures (pool, zoo, etc). Also they are doing swim lessons. " - Lori

 

*One lucky commenter or Tweeter who enters by June 11th, 2017 will be chosen at random to receive a Franklin 5 Game Beach Bag Combo Set, valued at $29.99. Giveaway is open to U.S. residents at least 18 years of age. Entrants must be a member of SheSpeaks. If you are not a member, click here to join. Winner will be notified by email.

Update: Thanks to everyone who entered! Congratulations to the winner, SheSpeaks member cknittel1!

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  • TheresaJenkins By TheresaJenkins
    06.17.17  

    with 5 grandkids here daily <> has been a fun way to keep them entertained! according to the kids anything to do with water is their FAV>>>water slide, sprinkler, water guns, water balloons and as long as I'm not playing, my FAV, is hot potato with a water ball(Splash Out Water Toy Hot Potato Game )

  • Truedragonfly By Truedragonfly
    06.15.17  

    So we had chores.set up like cut the grass, wash your dishes when you eat, stuff like that. But we also has fun stuff like painting, making salt dough creations and painting them, making cookies/brownies, and even made homemade ice cream. So we stayed with these are just a few.of the things we did.

  • LoriLeal By LoriLeal
    06.14.17  

    We love staying busy with fun DIY projects! #SheSpeaksSummer @SheSpeaksUp #Giveaway

  • logansmommy0611 By logansmommy0611
    06.14.17  

    brevard rock hunting!

  • starrydana By starrydana
    06.14.17  

    My 3 year old son and I love going for walks. We try new parks, things around our city, the beach... anything to keep us moving!

  • JK14082408 By JK14082408
    06.12.17  

    My kids and I love looking forward to Summer. While the kids are out of school we like to do Geo Cashing. Also, every Monday we go to our local food pantry to help with anything they might need us for.

  • AndolinaZ By AndolinaZ
    06.12.17  

    Camping is our favorite summer activity. Anything nature-y is a definite yes for our summer breaks!

  • Bethroy99 By Bethroy99
    06.12.17  

    My summer will be spent watching my son and his friends play and practice baseball ⚾️ all summer and lots of traveling over Nova Scotia to games. Plus a weekend camping trip in aug...fun summer under the sun..

  • gmsandy By gmsandy
    06.11.17  

    I am teaching my girls to bake and cook so we spend a lot of time doing that thru the day and we fish a lot and spend time in the pool;

  • valerie520 By valerie520
    06.11.17  

    Trips to the beach, zoo and theme park

  • Ladybug3186 By Ladybug3186
    06.11.17  

    We will be hiking, going to the library and lake... and doing crafts whenever we can...

  • sarah88 By sarah88
    06.11.17  

    Beach days are perfect for filling up long summer days!

  • kimber032 By kimber032
    06.10.17  

    Camping is our way to stay busy! #SheSpeaksSummer, @SheSpeaksUp & #Giveaway.

  • Robin04 By Robin04
    06.10.17  

    Keeping my grands busy for the summer is like taking them to the beach and let them enjoy having fun and getting into the water. Just for some outdoor fun in the yard; jumping on the trampoline with their cousins, and playing basketball, hop scotch and dancing to their favorite songs. Attend birthday parties, cookouts, front porch pizza party, road trip to pick strawberries, river park zoo, water parks, and amusement parks.

  • AimlessMoments By AimlessMoments
    06.10.17  

    We dont usually too much during the summer months. My younger 3 are homeschooled so we do school stuff during the summer so we can travel and do all the summer stuff after public schools are back in and things are less crowded. We do have a few movies over the summer, some splashpads around town, the beach of course, and some indoor beat the heat crafty stuff.

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