There are always some days of the summer that are just too hot or too stormy to get the kids outside. What to do to bust summer boredom? Over the past few weeks, I compiled a list of fun projects to do with the kids that coincide with the summer Olympics. I am so excited that the Olympics have finally started, and I really want my boys to be able to enjoy the fun!
If you are looking for something to do with your kids to get into the Olympic spirit, check out the list below:
- Make an Olympic ring paper chain.
- Create your own Olympic torch.
- Craft your own gold medals!
- Construct a paper plate olive wreath.
- Stage your own mini Olympics inside or outside! You can include games like a bean bag toss, throwing games, sprints, etc.
- Have a summer Olympics party!
When we find ourselves stuck inside due to the weather, my kids love to play with their Matchbox and Hot Wheels cars. A few weeks ago we were lucky enough to receive the Matchbox Cliff Hanger Shark Escape Playset and the Hot Wheels Double Dare Snare Trackset.
Both of the boys love playing with their cars, and these two playsets added a whole other dimension to their car play! They have played for hours with these two toys, and I love how the Cliff Hanger Shark Escape can be placed on the ground or clamped to a table or other ledge (helps keep the toys off the floor! ).
Mattel is allowing us to give away prize packs to help your kids have some extra fun this summer! Just enter on the Rafflecopter below to WIN either a Girls’ Prize Pack or a Boys’ Prize Pack! Make sure to visit the following sites from RI Digital Media Women (#RIDMW) as well to see their fantastic reviews of Mattel Products! And don’t forget to check out Mattel on Facebook and Twitter as well.
Your choice of a Girl Prize Pack: (Barbie Dress & Design Studio ($21.99 APR), A Barbie Doll of the World ($29.95 APR) & Barbie I Can Be… Fashion Designer ($13.99 APR)
OR a Boys Prize Pack: (Matchbox Big Boots Fire Truck ($25.99 APR), Hot Wheels Wall Tracks ($24.99 APR) & Hot Wheels Ballistiks ($24.99 APR)
*substitutions may be made by Mattel if product is not available.