The summer break from school will soon be upon us and that means the kids are going to be looking for something to do. The last thing you want hear from them is, “I’m bored.” They don’t have to be bored as long as you provide them some fun DIY projects in the backyard. Here are a few terrific ideas:
Give Them A Backyard Kitchen
An old cabinet, bookcase or set of shelves can make a cool outdoor kitchen. You’ll find plenty of old bowls, cups, pots and pans at a thrift store or in your own kitchen cabinets. Once you stock that outdoor kitchen, your kids can create all kinds of concoctions from mud pies to dandelion soup. It’s all make-believe but hours of fun!
Set Up Backyard Tents
You don’t have to go full out camping gear in the backyard. Instead, a couple of long poles and some old sheets can make a terrific tepee. You can also string those old sheets together over a clothesline and stake the corners into the ground. Instant tent!
Build A Sandpit
It is easy to build a contained sandpit. All you really need are four railroad ties and lots of sand. Just so things don’t get too hot in that pit you should erect poles and a tarp for covering. Inside the pit, you can put a small swimming pool, a couple of chairs and all the toys they want.
Water Balloon Piñata’s
It’s hard to imagine getting through the summer without at least one water balloon battle. You can change the game by making water balloon piñata’s. Fill up the balloons, hang them from a tree at different lengths and you’re ready to go. All the same piñata rules apply.
Plant A Garden
Having your kids plant a garden is a great way to teach them about farming and agriculture. As an added bonus you’ll have plenty of fresh veggies and herbs all summer long. This is a nice project that also teaches them about responsibility once you put them in charge of weeding and watering.
The best approach with implementing these backyard ideas is to make sure that area is clear of debris. Junk King Columbus are the junk hauling professionals that do amazing yard cleanup work. They’ll send over a team and a truck that can take care of any type of yard waste removal. Best of all you won’t have to lift a finger. Put Junk King Columbus to work today and your backyard will be ready for fun in no time at all.