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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.
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?