These activities for kids this summer will keep your children happy and active.
The summer is here and the children are out of school! Many parents are wondering how to keep their child busy without draining their own energy or wallet. It’s easy enough to let children snack all day while playing video games or watching T.V. – but it’s advised not to let them do this! Keep them engaged all season long with activities for kids this summer.
Here are some ideas to get you started!
Play board games. Old-fashioned? No. Retro? Definitely. Board game nights and trivia nights are popular everywhere, and your children will love playing card and board games.
Let the kids help you cook. Sharpen their math skills and teach them the basics of nutrition while preparing the nightly supper! Plus, kids are more likely to eat healthy meals that they help to prepare.
Volunteer. Make the most of your time by helping others. Compassion comes naturally to children, so take them to an animal shelter, let them help out in the soup kitchen, or volunteer to paint Grandma’s fence!
Start a veggie garden. Children will love to get involved in creating their own food! Start with seeds (and fairly low maintenance veggies) to grow in your backyard. Talk to your child about the needs of each vegetable so that they can set daily tasks to tend to the garden.
Find a new hobby. You child may love to sew, make scrapbooks, or collect coins! If the child has expressed interest in a topic you haven’t mastered, do the research and create projects together.
Go camping. It doesn’t have to be a luxurious camping trip that will break the bank! You can even set up a tent in the backyard to camp out in overnight. Teach your child the basics of camping while you’re at it!