Be careful. Trying this activity will produce Instant Giggles. Seriously!
I took two grocery bags and cut a length of string for both bags. (I gave my older child a bit of a longer string, but both strings were about my arms width or less.) Tie the handles together with one end of the string. Give to your two children. Have them hold the other end. Run!
Then I showed the children how I to make the bag kite fly by running with it behind me. Then let the kids run wild!! My children did not tire of this at all.
Even after they stopped running, they still took the bag kites down the slide and on the swing.
A second thought: If you recently planted tiny blueberry bushes (which are literally twigs) and they are not protected by a fence, your child might be so focused on the fun plastic bag kite they may not notice the blueberry twig...and SNAP...when you go to water your blueberry twigs later, you'll find one broken off below the soil. Yeah. It's a bit sad. It's even sadder to know that you already ran over a different bush with the lawnmower's wheel, and there is only one left. Yep, two out of three bushes-gone!
This is not my original idea, but I have no idea where I saw it whether in a book, magazine, or a friend's blog. Edited: I suspect it was from Almost Unschoolers, a fabulous and creative blog! (It may have been a year ago; I'm not sure...) But this is a must-try activity! NOW! Go! Do it! You will love the giggles! I think we'll do this once a week all summer. It won't get old that way.
I'm linking up with ABC and 123...check it out for other great ideas for kids!