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Every mom/grandma dreads the infamous words that inevitably come once the kids are out of school.
“Mom, I’m BOOOOOOORED!!!”
“Grandma, what can we DOOO?”
In our house, I hear those words and you’re getting a list of chores. 🙂
That being said, it helps to have some resources in your mom, anti-boredom pocket and Zulily has a million different ideas to spice things up!
From crafting kits, to fine motor enhancing building blocks to water toys and outdoor games, Zulily has it all!
Plus, they have fantastic prices! The secret is, they only last a short time at these prices, and then they’re gone!
I like to check Zulily every morning to see the best deals on the best products and not miss a thing.
Did you know if you shop Zulily on Friday, you lock in free shipping ALL WEEKEND. Hence, that’s my personal favorite day to shop the site!
I also like to note when an item will ship quickly. Just look for the red rocket on the image of the listing and you’ll know it’s ready to ship and coming fast.
Here are 11 of my most favorite items to keep my kids busy all Summer!
Picasso Tiles – We have had these magnetic building blocks since my oldest was 2 (He’s now 13). Every single kid I have, at all ages, has loved them, at all ages. I have to admit even I like building with them if I can! You can make really neat things! I also love that they’re such great quality. If they can last in our house for 11ish years, they will in yours too!
Waterproof Marble Aqua Maze – There’s nothing like a classic marble run, that is, until you have an AQUA marble run. This will keep them entertained for hours and have a chance to cool off in the heat.
Plus Plus building puzzles – I was first introduced to these in Thailand of all places. Combine the love of puzzles and Lego and you have Plus Plus building puzzles. They’re great for fine motor skills and will have even your older kids enthralled in no time!
Safety Knife Set – I have several kids in this house that LOVE to help me cook and bake. These safety knifes enable even the younger ones to participate and learn how to cut! Even the littles can learn by cutting a banana or strawberry.
Goblie Throwable Paintballs – Want to be the fun mom? These are the answer. They’re even perfect for the teen boy crowd. They’re THROWABLE paintballs. Yes, they’re a little messy, but send the kids outside and let them go for it. The paint-like goo will stick to clothes but will wash right off too!
Lego Classic building set – Legos are nothing new, but I really like this classic building set. It allows kids to use their imagination and create rather than follow a specific plan. Pair it with this book and they’ll be creating for days!
Massive coloring table sheet- We used one of these at Thanksgiving and it kept the kids busy (and some adults!) while we prepared the food. They’re big enough for several kids to color together and you’re left with a masterpiece to display.
Octopus Splash Pad: I mean, if this doesn’t scream Summer fun, I don’t know what will. One thing I really love about splash pads versus pools is that when you have toddlers, you don’t have to worry about any kind of drowning. I’m a little more relaxed with something like this!
Summer Activity Learning workbooks – I always have the best intentions about my kids staying on top of reading and learning during the Summer months, but let’s be honest, it doesn’t always turn out the way I envision. I find having the right tools is always a recipe for success. These are highly rated work books and many are under $10! A couple pages a day, at any age, will keep your kiddos learning and busy!
Seaside Cottage Outdoor Playhouse- Not going to lie, this playhouse may be nicer than my own house, but it’s beautiful. Our playhouse is one of the best outdoor investments we’ve made for our 6 kids. Every single one has spent hours playing in it. This one is simply awesome!
Outdoor Slam Volleyball set- This is similar to the more familiar brand “Spikeball”, and let me tell you, it is SO FUN. I’m not one to really LOVE sports, but this is an absolute blast. My tweens/teens want to bring it everywhere with us! It doesn’t take a ton of time and doesn’t require a lot of skill. We’ve even had grandma playing!
Such fun ideas and prices that will knock your socks off, right?
Zulily is helping create Summer memories and combat boredom with you!