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10 Ways To Take Your Kids On Vacation Without Leaving The Home

Vacation doesn’t have to be complicated. It can be simple, and it can happen in your own backyard! Keep your kids happy and stay healthy this summer. Brought to you by MetaBiotic.

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1. Go on a Treasure Hunt

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Looking for an activity that won't cause a mess? Use this form to create your own treasure hunt by hiding clues and prizes throughout the house and backyard. Reward all participants with popsicles.

2. Paint Your Own Flowerpot

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This quick and fun art project will provide you with decorative flowerpots for all of your plant needs! Get directions here, and feel free to mix up the theme of your flowerpot to fit the season and your child's mood.

4. Make Glow-in-the-dark Jellyfish

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All you need for this crafting project: paper bowls, yarn, and glow-in-the-dark acrylic paint, and you'll end up with a decoration that will make you feel as if you're always at sea. Get the simple instructions here.

7. Go Camping in the Backyard


Switch off from the digital world and escape to your own backyard for a camping trip. Set up a tent, tell stories, and watch the stars... It will feel really special and, best of all, you won't have to get in the car once.

9. Make Your Own Sidewalk Chalk

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Sidewalk chalk is an easy way to get creative, and you can make your own using simple ingredients you probably already have. Decorate the concrete in your yard with a hopscotch court for hours of fun, or let out your inner artist and create sidewalk murals.

Adult supervision is required for these activities and parents should ensure any materials used are age appropriate for their child.