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  • 100 Things to Do with Your Child This Summer of 2015 (Part 2)

    Don’t give them a reason to get bored with this long list of fun activities!
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    76. Play finger soccer

    Finger soccer

    This one's for those lazy summer afternoons. It's a fun activity but it's also quick to prepare. All you need are 2 cups, some paint, a scrunched up ball of paper and 2 hands. Hey, presto! You've got yourself a miniature sport game to play with the kids! Instructions can be found here.


    77. Spend a day with the grandparents

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    Grandparents and grandchildren

    Photo Source: motherandchild.co.uk

    Feeling cooped up and stuffy from staying at home too long? Then why not spend a day or two at the grandparents' house? They'd love the company. Plus you'd be nurturing your child's relationships by spending some quality bonding time with the grandparents.


    78. Visit a farm

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    Farms

    Summer is all about freedom, fun, and the great outdoors – and what better way to capture the spirit of all these three than by making a trip to a real, honest-to-goodness, all-natural, fresh-air farm? Here's a list of 5 farms your family would love!


    79. Go to an interactive indoor zoo

    Ark Avilon Zoo

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    Ark Avilon Zoo lies in the middle of Metro Manila and resembles Noah’s Ark in which the zoo is indoors. You can interact with most of the animals in the zoo. Visitors can feed animals like goats, tortoises and bearcats. Visit their website to learn more.


    80. Have a tiny teaparty

    Mini teaparty

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    How cute are these miniature doughnuts? They’re perfect for mini tea parties! They’re really easy to do as well. All you need are chocolate, cereal and sprinkles. This website shows you how. (Caution: possible choking hazards for very young children)


    81. Have a themed movie marathon

    How about a Disney day with a film list that includes "Tangled" and "The Jungle Book"? Maybe a Pixar-themed night with "Finding Nemo" and "The Incredibles"? You can also watch some kid-friendly scary movies like "The Haunted Mansion" and "Corpse Bride". We also have this list of family-themed movies.


    82. Put on a magic show

    Magic tricks

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    Photo Source: yimg.com

    Learn some magic tricks with your child and perform them for the rest of the household. You can learn the tricks together and be the stage hand or assistant while the little one performs. This handy book has everything you need. Find it here.


    83. Have fun at Dreamplay

    Dreamplay

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    City of Dreams has opened the world’s first Dreamworks-inspired education-based interactive playplace! There are loads of attractions to experience like the DinoTrux Repair Game, How To Fly Your Dragon and the Vertical Wall of Awesomeness. Read about it here.


    84. Slip and slide at Slidefest

    Slidefest

    Experience Slidefest Philippines' first-ever family-friendly giant slip-and-slide event in the county. It’s got a slip-and-slide that’s 1,000 feet long! Slidefest will be coming to Filinvest City, Alabang on May 16. For more details, visit their website or their Facebook page.


    85. Make your own storybook

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    Let your imagination run wild and make up all sorts of stories. This website makes it easy to edit and put together your books. If you’d rather have a physical copy, write and draw on these adorable The Lunch Break Project notebooks.


    86. Enjoy technology, play some apps

    Play some apps

    Sometimes your phone or tablet is enough to have a bit of afternoon fun. Download a few kid-friendly apps on your phone for those days when you and your kids don't feel like leaving the house. Here's a list of 25 apps you might want to consider.


    87. Help a cause while having fun

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    GK Enchanted Farm

    Go on a farm tour, stay at the spa, swim in the infinity pool, take a walk in a field, and loads more. The GK Enchanted Farm in Bulacan is GawadKalinga’s platform to shape social entrepreneurs, support local businesses and create wealth in the countryside. To learn more, visit their Facebook page. For inquiries, email info@gkenchantedfarm.com.


    88. Create your perfect burger

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    BRGR: The Burger Project

    Let’s face it, there’s no perfect burger. It’s because everyone has conflicting views of what the perfect burger should actually be. Take a crack at building your own version of a perfect burger at BRGR: The Burger Project. Now, they even deliver! Visit their Facebook page to learn more.


    89. Make DIY pancakes at Slappy Cakes

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    Slappy Cakes

    Not into burgers? How about pancakes? Slappy Cakes lets its customers make their pancake any way they want it with griddles right in the middle of the tables. Visit their Facebook page to learn more.


    90. Have a family game night

    Toys 'R' Us Uno Fast Fun Challenge

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    Pick a Saturday night and bring out all the board games you own! You could also invite other relatives over for extra fun. Play card games, board games, charades, and everything in between. Or you could join the Toys 'R' Us' Uno Fast Fun Challenge. Visit their Facebook page for more details.


    91. Play with moldable sand

    Cra-Z Sand at Toy Kingdom

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    Get a chance to play with Cra-Z Sand! It’s sand that doesn’t need water to mold and is completely dry. Toy Kingdom is letting kids experience it during selected dates at selected stores. See the schedule here.


    92. Create finger paint masterpieces

    Wee Can Too

    Stop worrying about the mess for once and let loose with finger painting. These Wee Can Too paint tubes are veggie-, fruit- and plant-based so you don’t have to worry about the chemicals. Read what we have to say about them and where to get them here.


    93. Tour a factory

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    Gardenia factory tour poster

    Have you ever wondered what the inside of a bread factory looks like -- especially one that says their bread isn’t touched by human hands during the baking process? Then here’s your chance. Gardenia is having a free tour of its factory! Visit their Facebook page to learn more.


    94. Chill at this cute bunny café

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    The Bunny Baker Cafe

    How adorable is this bunny-themed café? The Bunny Baker Café and Cake Studio serves pastries, coffee and gelato made from scratch. And the cakes look amazing! Visit the café at Hemady Square, Quezon City. Read more about it here.


    95. Play at Puzzles: Board Game Lounge

    Puzzles: Board Game Lounge

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    Restaurants aren’t usually very fun for kids, but this one might be such a hit that they might just put down that iPad. Puzzles: Board Game Lounge has a shelf full of board games your family can play while you enjoy a meal. Sounds fun, right? Visit their Facebook page to learn more.


    96. Do each other's nails

    Chic nail polish

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    Pick your favorite shade, put on some summer tunes, drink iced tea and paint each other’s nails. Who cares if it turns out messy and uneven, it was still way cheaper and loads more fun than an actual nail salon. Here's Chic’s new KathQueen collection to inspire you. Visit their Facebook page here.


    97. Eat out where kids meals are free

    Kids eat for free

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    Eating out is always a welcome treat for the whole family. Why not stretch your cash a little by visiting these restaurants where kids can eat for free. Check out our list of restaurants.


    98. Chill at a donut shop

    J.CO poster

    Picture the perfect chill summer day: sitting in a café, your child munches on a donut and you're enjoying a nice cold glass of iced coffee. That tall glass of iced coffee could be one of J.CO’s two new creations: the White Choco Frappe and the White Choco Espresso Frappe. Only available until May 31 this summer. Visit their website here.


    99. Open a kiddie bank account

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    Open a kiddie bank account

    Photo Source: cbs.com.ph

    There’s a growing list of banks offering savings accounts for children as young as 7 years old as the Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas promotes money-wise values to today's youth. Prep your child before going to the bank by educating him on the importance of saving for the future. This article on easy and clever ways to teach your kids the value of money will come in handy.  Then take a trip to your bank of choice together.


    100. Do nothing!

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    Mom and daughter laughing

    Relax, replenish and reenergize for a day by doing absolutely nothing. Let your minds daydream and nurture that parent-child bond by enjoying a chat together. 99 things was a lot to go through after all.


    All photos are taken from their corresponding links in the description unless stated otherwise.

    Emily Elephant

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