Philips Sonicare
 
|

At-Home Billboards

Kids 7 to 12: indoor activity

Required:Posterboard, art supplies, magazines/junk mail

Encourage your young artists to keep the text or "copy" simple, and let the pictures do most of the work. If your kids want to try their hands at creating billboards that advertise, you might suggest they tout their favorite toys and use homemade drawings that make the items seem especially appealing. Then they can write a tantalizing blurb designed to hook potential buyers.

Alternatively, your kids can create billboards that remind family members about their "public service" responsibilities (such as helping neighbors or picking up litter) or household chores (like setting the table or mowing the lawn), or that deal with important issues (political endorsements, recycling, and so on). Your kids can draw their own pictures, or cut images from old magazines and junk mail that bring the message to life, and create a catchy slogan.

Family members can also work together to create a billboard, with each participant contributing something -- one picture or the caption -- to the collage. Begin by finding a product or cause that the whole family can get behind. So how would your family use a billboard to sell "great activity time?"

|


stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

highlights

Healthy Smile Checklist for Kids
Have better dental check-ups with this free printable checklist that helps keep your child flossing, brushing, and smiling! Brought to you by Philips Sonicare.

Kindergarten Readiness App
It's kindergarten registration time! Use this interactive kindergarten readiness checklist, complete with fun games and activities, to practice the essential skills your child needs for this next big step. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

8 Easter Egg Decorating Ideas
Need some fun ideas for decorating Easter eggs with the kids? Look no further for colorful and cool designs!

7 Ways to Curb Kids' Exposure to Violence
American children are exposed to violence more often than you might think. Learn how to limit your child's exposure to violence and manage the mental health and behavioral effects it can cause.