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With many kids starting their summer break, chances are some boredom is already setting in. No matter how creative you’ve gotten with pandemic activities, there comes a time when you’ll need something new to keep them entertained.
If your kids are nature lovers — or you just want them to get outside and away from the television — you might want to check out these new “Just Add Nature” learning kits specifically designed to teach children the ins and outs of fishing. They’re all available for under $8 at Walmart stores. (Note: Fishing rod not included.)
Now available in three different varieties, each $7.88, these fishing adventures in a bucket help parents (and grandparents or other caregivers) safely teach kids the basics of fishing, all while getting them outside and away from screens.
Two of the kits — Wiggly Worm and Hoppin’ Things — teach about various bait sources. Kids learn the proper way to tie on a lure, how to safely bait on a barbless hook and more.
The Wiggly Worm Bucket contains four spring floats, six barbless #4 hooks, six split shots, a shovel, pliers and a two-sided poster to help kids identify what they catch. The Hoppin’ Things bucket contains four spring floats, six barbless #4 hooks, six split shots, a net, and one pair of net pliers.
The third kit, How to Rig a Yum Dinger — provides specific how-tos on fishing techniques. This one contains four training dingers, four plastic hooks, four barbless #4 hooks and wacky rig tool pliers.
If you need a kid-sized fishing rod to go along with the kit, this Disney “Cars” version on Amazon is $32 and well-reviewed (it also comes in “Moana,” Barbie and Ironman versions).
If your kids aren’t into playing in the dirt or fishing — or you’re looking for something you can do right in your own backyard — there are luckily also plenty of other ways to keep them entertained during these trying times.
From virtually visiting zoos to taking an art class via YouTube, learning a new language or visiting an online library, take a look at this list of 12 activities to keep your kids busy while schools are closed.
Have your children been spending time outside while staying home from school?
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