Despite the fact that June went by in the blink of an eye, we are hitting that point in summer where I start to hear those three dreaded words.
Mom, I’m bored.
Luckily, Target knows that kids need to keep busy during the summer and parents don’t want to spend a fortune keeping them entertained. In fact, Target has a whole slew of things that can keep your small person busy and engaged for the rest of the summer! (And they are reasonably priced.)
Target sent a few things my way to try out with Mr. Bored. We were really excited as we opened the box and found all kinds of goodies inside:
These badminton and golf sets will be great for burning off energy in the backyard once it cools down a bit. I love that there is no set up needed, so LJ and his friends can head outside and use them without needing any assistance from me.
Our absolute favorite items were the ones you can use to set up a lemonade stand. I am a HUGE fan of lemonade stands – I think they are a great learning experience for kids: you’ve got the whole concept of start up costs, profit (and loss), making change, using fractions and measurements. Plus I love how it appeals to LJ’s entrepreneurial spirit. Unfortunately, it’s been waaaaay too hot to set up a stand. I’m pretty sure my neighbors would call CPS if I sent my kid out to stand in 105 degree heat to sell lemonade! We are looking forward to my in-laws’ annual rummage sale to set up a stand though.
Thank goodness Target realizes that not all summer days can be spent outside. Whether it’s too hot or possibly rainy (I hear it does actually rain sometimes during the summer – not that you would know that from this year so far) you need to have some inside activities planned as well.
This book making set is really cool because the blank books allow for all kinds of creativity and the included papers make creating a unique scene super easy. Plus, I love the way it reinforces those language skills that might be ignored during the summer months.
Our favorite indoor activity was definitely making a duct tape wallet. Duct tape comes in such cool colors and designs now and we had a blast making our own creation!
Find items from Target’s Big Honkin’ Summer collection in their kids’catalog. Learn more and connect with Target on their Facebook page or at Target.com.
I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Target and received products to facilitate my review and to thank me for taking the time to participate.