It is funny how the excitement kids get when they get out of school for the summer is the opposite of their parent’s enthusiasm! While the kids are relieved to get rid of their books for a few months, parents are forced to put on their summer camp director hat. We are the folks who get to keep the kiddos busy all summer long so they do not drive us crazy every 5 minutes telling us how bored they are! My kids have just about every electronic device under the sun as well as several outdoor toys to keep them busy. Even still, they tend to get bored easily and I am looking for summer boredom busters for tweens. If this sounds familiar, here are a few ideas for you!
10 Boredom Busters For Tweens This Summer
- Go to the pool
- Host a scavenger hunt
- Camp out in the backyard
- Start a book club
- Plan a sleepover party
- Plant a tree
- Draw or paint a picture
- Make a bird feeder
- Go to a baseball game
- Have a competition with their friends
My kids are super competitive and they love trying to out do one another. A new family recently moved into our neighborhood and their 3 girls are just like my kids. They are constantly challenging each other on different tasks. They compete on who can jump higher on the trampoline, who can ride their bike the fastest or who can run to the end of the street first. Because they all love to play so competitively, I wanted to find a few games they could all play together which would challenge them. I love the outdoor toys and games from Djubi because they are built to last and are affordable. We received the The Original Djubi Game, which sells for $25 and the Djubi DartBall, which sells for $30. You can find the Djubi games on Amazon as well as in Toys R Us and FAO and other fine toy retailers.
The kids really love both of these games because they are simple to use, you do not need a lot of space and are so much fun to play. They are perfect for any age group and the kids immediately set up a few competitions. With the Djubi Original, they competed to see who could catch their ball from the highest throw, which Caitlin easily won. With the Djubi DartBall, you aim to shoot into the target and the person with the most points is the winner. Our neighbor’s eldest won that contest hands down. The launchers are made of a high quality and strong plastic and the nets are nice and strong. The dart balls are lightweight but are not cheaply made, so they are going to last through many, many games. You can also buy replacement balls in case you lose any. Djubi makes a line of fun games for kids and these are sure to beat any boredom the kids may face this summer! Be sure to follow Djubi on Twitter and YouTube.
What is your favorite summer boredom buster for your tween?