Keep The Kids Entertained

Keep The Kids Entertained 

Product received. All opinions are my own.

With the warm weather here, families are looking for ways to keep kids entertained AND active during the summer.

Here is a short list of easy and fun activities to keep the kids busy on a long summer day.

1) Paint the driveway. This can be as simple as a paintbrush and a bucket of water or take it up a notch with crushed sidewalk chalk mixed with a touch of water to make sidewalk paint. The kids will have fun painting and they can get a little active with a game of 4 square or hop scotch.

2) Water guns. Water guns are fun, no matter how simple they are. From the low end $1 model to the expensive blasters my kids have fun chasing each other and getting each other wet. Don’t have a water gun? Take an empty water bottle and punch a couple of holes in the cap. Fill the bottle with water, replace the cap and squeeze.

3) Flag Tag. It’s tag with a flagHave you heard of flag football? Same concept. Instead of tagging (and possibly pushing) the person they are chasing, they have to grab their flag. Flags can be simple wash cloths hanging from their waistbands.


4) Nerf guns. I let my kids take out their extra aggression towards each other in a more civil way.. Nerf guns. Ok, that’s not really civil, but it sure is fun. We make boundaries (like the back yard) and they hunt each other down. Sometimes the neighborhood kids will team up with their Nerf guns, too.


We found the Hasbro’s Nerf N-Strike Elite Demolisher 2-in-1 Blaster at our local Toys R Us store. My kids love them because:

·         It launches two types of ammo and has a maximum impact whether you’re blasting big missiles with pump-fire action or unleashing a powerful barrage with motorized blasting.

·         Pump-fire missiles and motorized blasting can be fired at ones to truly demolish the competition!

·         Missiles can be stored in detachable stock for easy access.

·        Ammo clip holds 10 rounds for quick fire!


Toys “R” Us is the perfect one stop shop to pick up your favorite summer games.  When you’re at Toys “R” Us, don’t forget the batteries though! They‘re often required, but not included with the toy, so you’ll want to have plenty of fresh Duracell batteries on hand.


We prefer Duracell because:

•       AA Coppertop offers up to 15% longer lasting vs. leading competitive brands.

•       Duracell Quantum batteries last up to 35% longer vs. the next leading competitive brand.

•       Guaranteed to protect devices from damaging leaks.



You can purchase theHasbro’s Nerf N-Strike Elite Demolisher 2-in-1 Blaster & Duracell batteries at your local Toys R Us store.


ONE OurKidsMom reader is going to win a $50 Toys “R” Us gift card and two packs of 4 AA Duracell Batteries!


This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on July 17, 2015.



  1. Michelle C says

    The Shopkins™ Supermarket Playset is on my daughter’s wishlist.

  2. James Robert says

    I like their Crayola Magnetic Double-Sided Easel

  3. Kelly D says

    I like their back to school deals, especially the free lunch kit when you buy a backpack.

  4. HS says

    I like Little Tikes Princess Cozy Coupe – Magenta.

  5. shelly peterson says

    I would love to have the Presto Round Metal Wall Swimming Pool Package 24′ x 52″

  6. Katherine says

    My daughter would lov ethis Calico Critters Cloverleaf Manor

  7. Anything (anything!) from Frozen!

  8. Mary Happymommy says

    My son would love a minecraft sword.

  9. I would get my son the Pokemon 16 inch Boys Backpack – Pikachu and Pokemon 9.5 inch Rectangular Lunch Box for back to school

  10. Sherry Blamer says

    I love the doc mcstuffins mobile clinic tent. My daughter would love that a lot.

  11. Melissa M says

    I learned you get a free lunch kit when youbuy a backpack $12.99 and up.

  12. My dtr would actually love those nerf blasters, she loves playing with those kinds of toys with her father.

  13. AmySD says

    I think the Headless Head Mistress and her horse Nightmare is cool.

  14. tina m says

    NERF Rebelle Agent Bow Blaster – Purple

  15. Kim Henrichs says

    Love that Cedarbrook Wood Gym Set!!

  16. Candice says

    I love their sale for up to 20% off of pools, water slides, blasters, and more.

  17. janetfaye says

    I like nanoblock Space Shuttle.

  18. Amanda B. says

    Toys R Us is still a fave store of mine! I always go there for new LEGO sets!

  19. Laura says

    I’d love to get the leapfrog learn and groove musical table!

  20. Sylvia White says

    We like the Barbie Shopping Mall Playset

  21. heather eg kaufman says

    My kids would preorder Skylanders Superchargers with this.

  22. Elizabeth P. says

    My daughter loves the Baby Alive dolls!

  23. Jennifer Boehme says

    I learned on their site they have a link and info for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer. Good cause!

  24. Jenn H says

    Ive been wanting to get my kids the Kidkraft 2 in 1 train table and lego board!! they would absolutely love it!

  25. Terra Heck says

    I like the Nerf N-Strike Elite Precision Target Set. Thanks.

  26. Tabitha says

    I want the Razor E100 Electric Scooter – Hot Pink.

  27. Sarah Hayes says

    I want the Calico critters! all of them lol. but especially the kangaroo family

  28. Heather B says

    oh my my I want the Minions Duct Tape!

  29. my little niece loves Frozen so anything Frozen

  30. Cheryl W says

    My kids loved the large availability of Lego kits

  31. Kristen says

    I like the Step 2 Twin Falls Continuous Air Waterslide.

  32. Courtnie says

    I’d like the Trouble Game Despicable Me Edition

  33. Tara L says

    I like the character learn and swim goggles, they are so cool.

  34. Nicole Dziedzic says

    I would love to get the Minions Movie Talking Bob with Teddy Bear for my kids.

  35. Maria C says

    Enter Logitech tools worth $200

  36. Maria C says

    Entered Del Sol Gift Certificate Giveaway

  37. Maria C says

    I would love to buy jurassic world merchandise for my little one

  38. Maria C says

    This is such a fun & cool summer learning guide for all the kids in our family. Can’t wait to share with everyone

  39. Jackie says

    I like the Little Tikes Cook ‘n Play Outdoor BBQ.
    Thank you!

  40. Christina Foley says

    I like the Step2 Splish Splash Seas Water Table with Umbrella

  41. Carly D. says

    The Step 2 Tornado Twist Continuous Air Waterslide looks amazing! It is a great price and looks like a ton of fun for the summer months!

  42. Annette says

    I’d like to have the Big Backyard Premium Collection Meadowbrook Wood Swing Set.

  43. Kristi C says

    I like the Calico Critters Caravan Family Camper.

  44. D Schmidt says

    Visited and I really like the Imaginarium Alphabet & Numbers Foam Puzzle Mat – 36-Piece

  45. Elisabeth says

    I like the Skip Hop Hug & Hide Activity Gym!

  46. Natalie S says

    Would love to get the Power Wheels Ride-On Dune Racer – Green or the Razor Dirt Rocket for my boys.

  47. amy williams says

    I would like to have the razor dirt rocket mx400

  48. Sheryl says

    I would like the LEGO Star Wars Jedi Interceptor building set for my nephew.

  49. steve weber says

    NERF Rebelle Agent Bow Blaster – any color!

  50. Kim D. says

    My daughter would like to get the Shopkins 12 Pack – Series 3.

  51. Leigh Anne Borders says

    My son would love the F150 power wheels! Such a cool toy!

  52. Sarah L says

    The Pro Water Basketball Pool Game would be fun.
    Thanks for the contest.

  53. courtney b says

    my kids really want a blow up pool one of the big ones with the basketball hoop !: )

    thanks! xoxoxo

  54. Gina M (Wild Orchid) says

    I would love to get the Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Devastator Figure Set for my son.

    Entered the Rafflecopter as “Wild Orchid”

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

  55. I like the Babies R Us Plush 30 inch Jumbo Dog – Pink.

  56. I also entered the $50 GC to DelSol giveaway.

  57. I also entered the Logitech Hardworking Professional Toolbox giveaway.

  58. Jennifer Tilson says

    I’d love to get the Fisher-Price Bubble Guppies – Gup Speeders Octopod Launcher from Toys R’ Us for my son’s birthday.

  59. Jennifer Tilson says

    I entered the Del Sol giveaway.

  60. Jennifer Tilson says

    I entered the Osmo giveaway.

  61. rachel cartucci says

    Crayola Magnetic Easel would be a lovely birthday gift for my son. I would get that if I won.

  62. Amanda Alvarado says

    Dd wants and loves the Monster High Gooliope Jellington Doll

  63. Alison Tolar says

    I want the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 – White. That’s my kind of fun.

  64. Betty B. says

    I would love the Shade Shack Instant Pop Up Sun Shelter!

  65. amy pugmire says

    My girls would love some shopkins season 3.

  66. Mary Cloud says

    I learned they sell school uniforms – I would have never thought to look at Toys R Us for them

  67. Cheryl B. says

    I like the Hello Kitty CD boombox.

  68. Lori Clark says

    would love to get jurrasic world figurines for my boyfriends grandson

  69. Rachel says

    I would love to get my son the Step2 Sand & Water Activity Center.

  70. Heather Dawn says

    My boys would love the Kid Trax Kia Sing-A-Long Soul 12V Ride On – Green!

  71. Devon F says

    I know my daughter would love the Barbie Dreamhouse

  72. Thomas Murphy says

    I want the Little Tikes 7′ Trampoline

  73. Amber L. says

    I love the LEGO Friends Sunshine Ranch. I know my oldest would go crazy over it.

  74. I love the stuffed kitties 🙂

  75. BeckyM says

    I want the LEGO Jurassic World T-Rex Tracker 75918!

  76. Birdiebee says

    My granddaughter would love the Huffy Women’s 24 Inch Granite Mountain Bike for her upcoming birthday.

  77. Sarah VM says

    I want the Barbie & Her Sisters In A Pony Tale – Horse Adventure for my daughter.

  78. Doris H says

    My niece would love anything from the movie Frozen.

  79. Amanda Sakovitz says

    I like the lego ice cream

  80. Laura says

    I’d love to get the radio flyer deluxe 4-in-1 trike!

  81. Tara says

    Razor Ripstik Ripster Brights – Teal and Pink is cool!

  82. LaTanya says

    Skylanders Trap Team – Mini Barkley

  83. Amy Chiaramonte says

    We love spraying water guns at each other. We fill buckets around the yard for easy, kid friendly refills. Nerf is great for those too.
    We’d get more outdoor games. We have to enjoy the outdoors while we can here in Ohio!

  84. Michele P says

    I would love to get my grandson a Boys’ 18 Inch Rallye Dirt Storm Bike for his birthday in August.

  85. Serge B says

    I learned they are already doing back to school specials!

  86. Desiree Dunbar says

    I like the Crayola magnetic easel.

  87. Heather Hayes Panjon says

    I like the Step2 Sand & Water Activity Center

  88. Lauren says

    My son would like anything Pokémon related.

  89. Shayna says


  90. Tara L says

    I entered Phillips AirFryer giveaway!

  91. Jillian Too says

    I would love to get the Fisher-Price Power Wheels Lil Kawasaki Boys Sport Quad Ride-On.

  92. Ann Fantom says

    I would like to get my daughter the MINECRAFT: BLOCKOPEDIA

  93. Ann Fantom says

    I entered the AirFryer #GIVEAWAY

  94. heather eg kaufman says

    I want the Skylanders trap team for my kids.

  95. Penni says

    I’d love the Fisher-Price Disney Frozen Jeep Wrangler!

  96. Crystal Warren says

    I’ve been looking for the Firefly action figures and they have them! I’m going to get the Firefly Legacy Series 1 Action Figure – Malcolm Reynolds for my son’s’s his favorite movie!

  97. Anne says

    One item from Toys R Us we’d get a lot of use from is the Monopoly Deal Card Game. Looks like fun!

  98. Leela says

    Super Mario Bundle for Nintendo 3DS.

  99. Leela says

    I entered the Phillips giveaway.

  100. Jo-Ann Brightman says

    I like all the Minions products

  101. Amanda says

    I learned that Toys R Us has layaway. I never knew that. I might take advantage and start getting ready for Christmas.

  102. Tracy Pryor says

    My son would love to have the Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends: Trackmaster Avalanche Escape Set.

  103. Tracy Pryor says

    I entered the Phillips AirFryer giveaway.

  104. Sarah Hall says

    I like the Sony PlayStation 4 Console.

  105. Ann Fantom says

    I entered the Magic Chef 27 lb Portable Ice Maker GIVEAWAY

  106. Ann Fantom says

    I entered the Phillips AirFryer giveaway

  107. Jodi Kershuk says

    I love the Mega Blok 100 pack in pink. Our store never seems to have those in stock.

  108. Tracy Pryor says

    I entered the Magic Chef 27 lb Portable Ice Maker giveaway.

  109. Fawn H says

    I like that they have 20% off all of their Learning Resources toys

    I entered the Paper Towns and the Ice Ice Baby giveaways

  110. Hollie Jahnke says

    My daughter would love the double sided easel.

  111. Michele P says

    entered the Phillips Airfryer (previously) and the Paper Towns and Magic Chef portable icemaker giveaways today.

  112. Birdiebee says

    I entered the Magic Chef 27 lb. Portable Ice Maker for an entry.

  113. Birdiebee says

    I entered the Philips AirFryer giveaway for an entry.

  114. Melissa S says

    I like that the Legos are on sale for 20% off right now.

  115. Jennifer Tilson says

    I entered the Paper Towns giveaway.

  116. Donna Pyszk says

    I like the LEGO Friends Heartlake Shopping Mall

  117. Mary Happymommy says

    I entered your Coffeemate giveaway.

  118. Elle says

    I like all the Lego sets for my sons.

  119. Betty C says

    I didn’t know they have suggested party themes with all the decorations and accessories in one place.

  120. Betty C says

    I entered the Phillips AirFryer 30 Day Challenge | AirFryer #GIVEAWAY

  121. Michele P says

    entered your CoffeeMate giveaway.

  122. Tracy Pryor says

    I entered the $200 Target GC giveaway.

  123. Debbie Welchert says

    I would love to have the Radio Flyer Classic Red Wagon.

  124. Betty says

    I love the girls Frozen bike – first ToysRus bike for us was a big wheel.

  125. Birdiebee says

    I entered the Philips AirFryer giveaway today as an entry.

  126. Dandi D says

    My son would really love getting some big Tonka trucks.

  127. Dawn Monroe says

    I like the outside toys like the rock mountain river race bounce house by Little Tikes.

  128. Dawn Monroe says

    I entered the $200. Target and th Magic Chef ice maker giveaway.

  129. David Fultner says

    I like the that hep with birthdays.

  130. David Fultner says

    I entered the $200. Target and the Duracell Toys R Us card giveaways.

  131. David Fultner says

    I entered the Paper Towns giveaway.

  132. Ann Fantom says

    I entered the David Bromstad Art on Coffee-mate Bottles $200 Target GC GIVEAWAY

  133. Jen F says

    My daughter loves lots of water guns – she’d like the NERF Super Soaker Barrage Soaker

  134. mary j says

    I would like to get some children’s books.

  135. Alona Y says

    I’d love to get the Little Tikes Tree House Swing Set.

  136. Rosanne says

    I like the Little Tikes Slam Dunk Big Ball Pit

  137. Cori Westphal says

    I’d love to get outside with my kiddos with the Franklin Sports Youth Lacrosse Set! Fun!

  138. Dawn Monzu says

    I would love to get my granddaughter the Fisher-Price Disney Frozen Jeep Wrangler! She would absolutely love it!

  139. laurie murley says

    I really like the Baby Einstein Sea Dreams Soother

  140. Birdiebee says

    Enter the Magic Chef 27 lb. Portable Ice Maker giveaway as an entry today.

  141. Birdiebee says

    Entered the $200 Target GC giveaway as an entry today.

  142. Jennifer Tilson says

    I entered the Coffee-Mate Target GC giveaway.

  143. Lisa Li says

    I’d love to get my son the cool Power Rangers Limited Black Edition Legacy Megazord

  144. Starla B says

    Oh my goodness, they are so cute with those guns! I know my daughter would love the Minnie Mouse Mini Guitar. SO cute!

  145. trixx says

    I like the Shopkins So Cool Fridge

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