Monday, April 8, 2013

Awesome Summer Fun 101

Being a Mom of 5 in Florida means lots of outdoor play all year round! We do get some cold weather from time to time but it is not out of the ordinary to be swimming in December when most everyone else has snow or cold weather! I have to come up with new ways to play and keep the kids entertained all year round!!  So rather than just show you a few examples, I will instead direct you to my four Pinterest boards that specialize in awesome outdoor play!! The four Pinterest board links that I am providing in this post will be updated with new pins quite often, so bookmark this post and FOLLOW the four Pinterest boards!!  My twins are 5 and my three older kids are 14, 15, and 17 years old.  My twins often have friends over that are 3-5 years old and have younger siblings baby- age 2. So you're getting great ideas from an experience Mom who spends most of the year coming up with fun ideas for her kids to  play outside and have lots of fun!! If you have questions on any play idea or where to get something just leave a comment or email me

You will see fun and creative outdoor play ideas like:

  •  messy play
  • sensory play 
  • outdoor toy organization
  • up-cycled items  for playtime
  • creative summer fun
  •  boredom busters
  • water play ideas
  • water table ideas
  •  sand table ideas
  •  sand box ideas
  • sensory table ideas
  • slime, gak, goop, goo, silly putty. etc.
  • water beads and water polymers
  • easy and fun Science experiments
  • scented outdoor play ideas 
  • ideas for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and school age kids to teens
  • arts and crafts
  • hundreds of outdoor play ideas
  • hundreds of summer play ideas
  • Reggio inspired play and learning
  • Montessori inspired play and learning
  • play based learning
  • fun trampoline ideas
  • fun inflatable kiddie pool ideas
  • outdoor learning
  • beach ideas
  • sensory bin/table ideas

Here are the four Pinterest boards that you will want to FOLLOW!!!!

Follow Kristen (Caution! Twins at Play)'s board Awesome Summer Fun 101 on Pinterest.
Follow Kristen (Caution! Twins at Play)'s board Family Beach Fun 101 on Pinterest.
Follow Kristen (Caution! Twins at Play)'s board Outdoor Play on Pinterest.
Follow Kristen (Caution! Twins at Play)'s board Science, Polymers, Slime and Goo on Pinterest.

Visit Kristen (Caution! Twins at Play)'s profile on Pinterest.
Follow Kristen (Caution! Twins at Play)'s board Light Tables, Light Boxes, Light Panels & Light Play on Pinterest.
Visit The Ultimate Light Table Guide's profile on Pinterest.
.....also be sure to check out the weekly kids co-op for more ideas!


  1. This is awesome, thanks! I also am always looking for new/easy to prepare/fun things to keep the kids entertained--I've got 8, ages 1-16! I find it hardest to keep the older ones entertained, especially if/when I try to curb the multimedia entertainment, ahem! Will be bookmarking and checking back!

  2. Wish I had seen this list at the beginning of the summer. So many activities so little time. Definitely a MUST next year. Thank you


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