What to do w. 10 & 12 yr old boys?

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  1. firstgurl85

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    I am interviewing for a summer nanny job for 10 & 12 yr old boys- what can i say i will do with them ALL summer? I teach K and am not used to older kiddos! Any suggestions of what you do in school or w/ your own kids? Outside games etc?:help:
     
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    Watch them at the pool! The pool is "summer fun extraordinaire" for this age group!
     
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    Bugs. My grandson is 9, and we have an ant farm. He loves to play outside, and loves projects.

    Bird houses, build and paint.
    Bird watching
    Painting--like the fence
    roller blades, skateboards, bikes (bike rodeo)
    Hideouts, tree houses, tents
    Camping
    Cooking and eat
    soccer and football
    carve (we just showed our grandson how to whittle with a real pocket knife)
    video games and tv

    For the last few I just asked my grandson.

    We also take trips to the library and check out books to learn about things, get instructions for projects, and great reading

    Parks--we have several great parks around us.

    Kayaking--our local river is so safe for this fun
     
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    How about a field trip day once a week: museums, parks and picnic, minor league b-ball, berry picking?

    Library and pool once a week

    scavenger hunts, make your own pizza, journaling, how about movie making if you have a camera and the program to mix clips and lay soundtrack (sounds hard but is super easy)
     

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