I have a soon to be 7 year old and a soon to be 2 year old. Now that school year is over I'm wondering how to keep her engaged. With the 2 year old, its hard for my wife to balance time with summer camps and stuff but we are planning to enroll her in some art related camp. But I'm looking for some activities that she can do at home that will be cool and interesting to her. Any time tested tips is welcome :)

EDIT: I'm adding this to clarify what I'm exactly looking for. I'm looking for some summer time activities, games and toys that a 7 year old can play alone and also some activities and games that she can do with her 2 year old sister.

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    One word: Pinterest. Jun 23, 2015 at 18:07
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    LEGOs. Sports. Read books from the library.
    – Justin
    Jun 24, 2015 at 4:51
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    "cool and interesting to her" What are her interests? What have you/she done in the past? Without specifics this question may be a little too broad to attract good answers.
    – user11394
    Jun 26, 2015 at 3:30
  • possible duplicate of Extracurricular activities for children
    – user11394
    Jul 14, 2015 at 4:14
  • @CreationEdge: The "Extracurricular activities for children" question is not exactly what I'm asking. The person who raised the question has a different back story and the answer has a parenting angle. Instead I'm just looking for suggestions to keep both my 7 yr and 2 yr old engaged.
    – yasouser
    Jul 14, 2015 at 19:41

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A bit late to answer for this year but for next...

I'm a bit biased here (elementary computer teacher) but my suggestion would be to introduce her to Code.Org, a site that uses a variety of games to teach kids coding concepts. A lot of the games are based off of popular IPs, so for instance right now there is a game where kids can write code to help guide Elsa (from the Frozen movie) through a world. There is also a game that lets kids modify Flappy Bird to basically make their own version. It's all just drag and drop with simple commands. You might be surprised how much a 7 year old can learn about programming with a small bit of guidance. I've used this site with my classes as low as kindergarten.

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