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Less Screen Time Summer Activities for Kids!

Less Screen Time Summer Activities for Kids!

Less Screen Time Summer Activities for Kids!

Are you tired of your kids spending all day glued to their screens? Looking for some creative ways to keep them entertained this summer? Look no further! We've got some exciting ideas for less screen time activities that will keep your little ones engaged and having fun all summer long.

What are Kwik Stix?

If you haven't heard of Kwik Stix, you're missing out! Kwik Stix are tempera paint but without the mess! They dry in a flash, making them perfect for little artists who can't wait to see their creations come to life. Plus, they come in a rainbow of colors, so the possibilities are endless!

Get Crafty

One of the best ways to keep kids entertained and off their screens is to get them involved in some hands-on crafting. With Kwik Stix, the options are endless! From painting rocks to creating colorful masterpieces on paper, your kids will love getting creative with these paint sticks!

Outdoor Adventures

Take the fun outside with some outdoor activities that will get your kids moving and exploring. Use Kwik Stix to decorate rocks for a fun scavenger hunt, or create nature-inspired art on leaves and sticks. The fresh air and sunshine will do wonders for their creativity!

DIY Games

Who says you need a screen to have fun? Get your kids involved in creating their own games using Kwik Stix. From designing a colorful board game to decorating homemade puzzles, the possibilities are endless. Encourage them to use their imagination and see what they come up with!

Artistic Expression

Encourage your kids to express themselves through art with Kwik Stix. Whether they're painting a self-portrait or creating a colorful mural, these versatile paint sticks will bring out their inner artist. Who knows, you might just discover the next Picasso in your own home!

So, say goodbye to screen time battles and hello to a summer full of creativity and fun with Kwik Stix. With Kwik Stix, your kids will be entertained for hours on end, creating memories that will last a lifetime. Get ready for a summer full of colorful adventures!

Check out creative and interactive activity ideas below! 

Paper Plate Puzzles

Materials Needed: paper plates, Kwik Stix, and scissors

  1. Paint shapes in different colors onto paper plates
  2. Cut each paper plate in half
  3. Scramble and mix the paper plate pieces
  4. Match up each paper plate with the correct half to complete the puzzle!

Check out this craft on Instagram @ciaradeanne

Apple Tree Color Sorting

Materials Needed: cardboard box, Kwik Stix, scissor, and colored pompoms

  1. Use Kwik Stix to paint a tree onto a cardboard box
  2. Puncture a hole into the box where each apple is drawn
  3. Choose the corresponding pompoms and insert into each hole
  4. Continue sorting until all the pompoms are gone!

Check out this craft on Instagram @mommassori123

Stem Play Volcano

Materials Needed: cardboard, scissors, Kwik Stix, Skittles, plate, toy dinosaurs, and water

  1. Cut a triangle shape out of a piece of cardboard
  2. Paint the cardboard with Kwik Stix to look like a volcano
  3. Place red, orange, and yellow Skittles above the cardboard 
  4. Pour water into the skittles to mix colors and create a lava affect

Check out this activity on Instagram @mamainthegalaxy

Cardboard Puzzle

Materials Needed: cardboard, Kwik Stix, and scissors

  1. Paint a variety of squares and triangles onto a piece of cardboard using Kwik Stix
  2. Paint each shape in a different color
  3. Cut up the cardboard into pieces and scramble
  4. Match and line up the pieces of cardboard to complete the puzzle

Check out this craft on Instagram @ciaradeanne

Letter Matching

Materials Needed: cardboard, Kwik Stix, black and red marker, and Band-Aids

  1. Draw a persons figure onto a piece of cardboard
  2. Paint with Kwik Stix
  3. Label bandages with letters using a black marker
  4. Label each body part with a letter using a red marker
  5. Match and stick the bandage to the corresponding labeled body part

Check out this craft on Instagram @mommy_craftsandlaughs

Wonder Stix Reusable Playmat

Materials Needed: Reusable Activity Playmat, Wonder Stix, and a damp cloth

  1. Trace the shapes and numbers with Wonder Stix
  2. Continue until both sides are filled out
  3. Wipe off with a damp cloth and practice again! 

Check out this craft on Instagram @momtoolbox

Measurement Activity

Materials Needed: baking sheet, Wonder Stix, counting cubes, ruler (optional)

  1. Draw rectangles onto a baking sheet using Wonder Stix
  2. Place counting cubes into each rectangle
  3. Continue until each rectangle is filled
  4. For added practice: Use a ruler to measure each set of cubes
  5. Write the measurement next to the rectangle
  6. Simply wipe with a damp cloth and repeat!

Check out this activity on Instagram @mommy_craftsandlaughs

Ladybug Dot Counting

Materials Needed: cardboard, Kwik Stix, construction paper, and scissors

  1. Paint large ladybugs onto a piece of cardboard
  2. Cut a handful of small circles out of a piece of construction paper and place to the side
  3. Write a number next to each ladybug
  4. Place the correct number of spots onto each ladybug

Check out this craft on Instagram @kidscorneroc

Cotton Swab and Cardboard Activity

Materials Needed: cardboard box, Magic Stix, cotton swabs, cupcake pan, food coloring, and a scissor

  1. Pour a few drops of food coloring into each cupcake baking pan
  2. Place a handful of cotton swabs into each color until they turn color and flip to the opposite side
  3. Cut cotton swabs in half
  4. Draw shapes or letter onto a cardboard box using Magic Stix
  5. Use a different color for each letter or shape
  6. Puncture holes into the box along the shape
  7. Place the correct color cotton swab into the holes

Check out this craft on Instagram @ciaradeanne

Paper Rolls and Kwik Stix

Materials Needed: paper roll and Kwik Stix

  1. Roll paper onto a table top
  2. Paint freestyle with Kwik Stix
  3. Feel free to use your imagination!

Check out this craft on Instagram @nicolehodgephoto