You’ve gone to the history museum enough to know the guards by name, hit up the neighbourhood park no less than 20 times (in the past month) and can stream Dora only so much before you throw in the towel. It’s official: You’ve run out of things to do with your kids. For those days when you’re about to admit defeat, consult this list of brain-sharpening activities and unforgettable adventures.
Start a Crafting Hobby
This monthly box of arts and crafts for kids 6 and up includes projects like painting flowerpots and building flyable kites.
Read the Classics
Sharing your favorite childhood books (Matilda! The Wizard of Oz! Peter Pan!) with your clan? Excuse us while we wipe away a tear or two.
These mind-blowing tricks will excite kids ages 8 and up even more than a new video game. (Yeah, even Call of Duty.)
Gardening is so much more fun when you have little hands helping. Plant these seeds now and watch your garden bloom all through the summer.
Healthy and delicious recipes = no more dinnertime temper tantrums.
Work on an Ongoing Art Project
This 36-inch-by-63-inch colouring page will keep them occupied for hours. Literally. Hours.
See a Family-Friendly Movie
All hail air-conditioning.
Create a Yearbook
Encourage your kids to write down (or dictate to you) one new thing they learned each day.
Learn a new Instrument
Tip: A badly played guitar sounds much better than every other badly played instrument.
Then reap the rewards.
Psst. This stand transforms from an at-home theatre to a lemonade stand.