Kids always love to “fix” things – toy hammers, wrenches and screwdrivers are a staple of toddler play. So a great way to extend that play is to work with old electronics! Kids always wonder how things work, or what is inside. Old clock radios, stereos, phones, and even electronic toys are great to work with.
All you need is an open space, preferable in a garage or on the driveway. Find an old electronic that you were going to throw out anyways. Take a screwdriver & hammer, and work together to see what you can do! Open up the cover, and discover what is inside.
Our boys LOVE doing this. They’ve taken apart old speakers (cool magnets inside!) a remote control car (and even rescued part of the motor!) as well as a clock radio and a toaster!
Note: this activity is fun, but is best done with active adult supervision. Make sure all batteries are taken out and everything is unplugged, and dispose of all pieces carefully when finished. Basically, use good judgement!
How do your kids keep busy in the summer? Do you have any tried & true Boredom Busters?