The school doors have been closee for summer for a while now, and the days are getting warmer and longer, keeping kids busy, engaged and entertained becomes the new task at hand. Not to worry, we've crafted a fantastic list of potential summer activities that will not only offer delight, but also provide a wide array of learning opportunities. Get ready to make this summer the most memorable one yet!
- Art in the Park
Make the most of the summer sun by bringing your creative activities outdoors. Pack a picnic basket with markers, paints, and a variety of canvas options like paper, t-shirts, or stones, and head to a local park for an art-filled day!
- DIY Crafts
Recycled crafts can be a fun and eco-friendly activity. Turn old cereal boxes into custom-made puzzles, create bird feeders from milk cartons or design a shoebox dollhouse. The possibilities are endless!
Engage with Nature
- Go on a Nature Walk
Plan a nature walk where the kids can learn about local flora and fauna. Turn it into a scavenger hunt by creating a list of things to find.
- Gardening Fun
Starting a small home garden is a fun and relaxing way to spend time outdoors. Allow the kids to pick their plants and assign them the responsibility of watering and caring for them.
- Science Experiments
Who said learning only happens in school? Conduct simple, fun, and safe science experiments at home. Create a tornado in a bottle or make homemade slime to understand the basics of chemistry.
- A Book a Week
Cultivate a love for reading by introducing a 'book a week' plan. Make it fun by choosing a variety of book genres and ending the week with a discussion or a fun activity related to the book.
Active and Outdoors
- Backyard Olympics
Who needs a fancy gym when you've got a backyard? Organize your own backyard Olympics with games that require minimal equipment like sack races, frisbee, or tag.
- Bike Rides and Roller Skating
Keep your kids moving with regular bike rides or roller skating treks. This can be a fun weekend activity that the whole family can partake in.
- Cotton Candy Making
Make delicious cotton candy at home! It’s cheaper and kids will absolutely love it.
- Cook: From Farm to Table
Choose a simple recipe, shop for ingredients together, and allow the kids to help in the cooking process. This fun activity also teaches about nutrition and the joy of creating your own meal!
Some of this is going to require a lot of mom or dad help, and I don't know about you, but this mom has a business to run. So, although these ideas are things we can work on together from time to time, I need a list to keep my kiddo busy during the day. So I created one, and he has started checking them off already. And by has my house been quite.
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