3 Budget-Friendly Boredom Busters for Kids this Summer

With the kids out of school and a limited budget, you’re probably thinking about how to entertain the family this summer. Put on the sunscreen and check out some home-based and budget-friendly ideas you can do in your own backyard:

Backyard Camping

No need to send your kids to summer camp when you can have a backyard camping free of charge. The kids still get an outdoor experience. To liven it up, let the kids have a fun treat like Ooey Gooey Peanut Butter Smores Dip.

Water games

Wouldn't it be fun to have a splash pad in your yard? The greatest summer pleasure is playing in the water. Kids can blow outdoor bubbles or use a sprinkler and let them splash in the backyard. They could also play water balloon dodge ball.


Create a picnic outside in the comfort of your own backyard and include some energy-boosting peanut recipes. Simply make some Grilled Peanut Butter & Banana Sandwiches and a Blueberry Peanut Smoothie  spread out a blanket on the lawn and you're ready to have a special picnic!


These ideas will get the kids out of the house and help create lasting summer memories!

You must be logged in to view this item.

This area is reserved for members of the news media. If you qualify, please update your user profile and check the box marked "Check here to register as an accredited member of the news media". Please include any notes in the "Supporting information for media credentials" box. We will notify you of your status via e-mail in one business day.