Kids love summer holidays because summer holidays are awesome! Endless days of sunshine, balmy evenings, friends, holidays…watching TV and playing with the iPad. Sorry, what? If you want to get the kids out of the house and creating memories this summer, you need to make the outdoors fun. Here’s how.

1. If you’ve spent your life under the impression that the Slip-n-Slide was a creation that could not be improved, stand corrected. Add shaving cream. Step back and watch.

2. Create your very own bird’s nest using bits of cardboard, paper and bits and pieces of nature found in the yard.

3. Turn your lawn into a masterpiece using plain flour.

4. All you need to become a genuine, footprint-leaving dinosaur are flip flops, cardboard and paint.