Ways to Keep Your Kids Busy at Home This Summer


We were honored to put together some fun activities to keep your kids busy at home this summer for the Su Vida show on YURVIEW from Cox Communications.

Su Vida is a lifestyle show that features, food, fun, hot spots and more.



Cosmic Kids Yoga

Yoga, mindfulness, and relaxation designed especially for kids aged 3+, used in schools and homes all over the world. My daughter absolutely loves the Disney Princess yoga classes you can find on YouTube.


playings heads up kidsDownload Heads up for Kids

Heads Up! is the fun and hilarious game from Ellen DeGeneres that she plays on her show, and you can play with your friends and now you can play with your kids with their kids version. \

From naming celebrities to singing to silly accents — guess the word, animals, things in the house on the card that’s on your head from your friends’ clues before the timer runs out!


kids gardeningTeaching your kids about gardening can be both therapeutic, educational and fun! Plus after they grow their veggies they can look up recipes for their veggies to cook with family. Talk about the importance of eating healthy fruits and veggies to grow strong and avoid being sick!

Soiree by Ria takes the guesswork out of what is needed to garden. Her kits include the essentials to get you started in creating your own little fruit + veggie garden and is a great way to teach the littles about how to grow their own produce.


Make cards and crafts for the elderly.

kids making cards for elderlyTeaching children the importance of compassion is truly needed in our world. At San Diego Moms Care, they strive to create meaningful events to serve the community like St. Paul Pace (Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly). Planting the seeds of volunteering will flourish into wonderful opportunities for your children.

Mail your cards to St. Pauls Pace when complete: 111 Elm St, San Diego, CA 92101. 

Other ways to give back:

  • Organize a food drive in your neighborhood and deliver to a local food bank. www.feedingsandiego.org
  • Deliver meals (with your parents of course): Vulnerable seniors are at greatest risk from COVID-19. Let’s help keep them safe and cared for. If you have a neighbor over 65, call and offer to help get them food and other necessities. Or, visit www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org.


San Diego Moms Summer Camp Guide

Hands on Technology Education
“STEM-kit Adventure Camps” offer a new spin on summer camp by providing a robot and adventure-themed supplies to to each camper in a STEM-Kit supply box!


virtual animal encounterLiving Coast In Your Living Room (presented by Living Coast Discovery Center)
Kids (and kids-at-heart) are invited to join Educator Ashley on YouTube Monday-Friday at 11:00 AM as she introduces animal ambassadors and leads workshops, crafts, and storytime that you can enjoy from your own home.

San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum
Are you a creative and curious problem solver? Join San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum this summer for under-the-sea adventures, outer space journeys, dinosaur excavations, and other exciting expeditions… right from the comfort of your own home!


DIY Play doughPlay time with a Purpose with thanks to Mother Rockin Oils! A friend shared a super soft and easy homemade play dough recipe with us, infused with Essential Oils to help kids relax as they play and keep the tantrums at bay. We call it Sensory Dough!

{Super Soft Sensory Dough – >> Click link for full instructions DIY PlayDough}

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1 TBSP cream of tartar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 TBSP cooking oil


Virtual Yosemite
Virtual Yosemite presents a groundbreaking interactive (VR) tour of one of America’s most spectacular destinations – Yosemite National Park in California.

Virtual Grand Canyon
A Virtual Raft Trip through Grand Canyon Travel with the USGS on a Geological Tour down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon.

Virtual Yellowstone
Go for a virtual walk from Upper Terrace parking lot to Canary Spring at Mammoth Hot Springs. Fort Yellowstone Explore virtually and plan a visit Fountain Paint Pot Explore virtually and plan a visit Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone Explore virtually and plan a visit.


Watch a movie in your backyard – we have a hammock and the other night I just brought my laptop out and propped it up to watch it on the outside table. There are very reasonably priced screens or tvs that can be dedicated for outdoor watching as well.

Something fun and different that the whole family will enjoy.


Pitch a tent in your backyard with the whole family and spend the night out under the stars. Or better yet send dad out with the kids for a night.

You get a relaxing night to yourself and yours kids and husband will have the time of their lives.



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Tell us some of the ways you keep your kids busy at home in the comments.


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