Summers are here already, and your kids are excited about their upcoming summer holidays. And no matter where you work, whether you are a stay-at-home parent or work outside the home, you need some good ideas for keeping your kids busy this summer.
Otherwise, we all know they are likely to end up getting too much screen time, which is terrible for their health.
Here are the top 5 activities that will keep your little munchkins on their toes, fighting off their summertime boredom.
- In the lap of Nature
- Create a container herb garden on your patio or windowsill for easy access to fresh herbs. You can use old containers, wooden boxes, unused jars available in the house.
- Cloud-watching is a fun and easy way to spend an afternoon. Lie down on a blanket in your backyard and watch the clouds. Take turns pointing out different shapes and sizes.
- Who doesn’t love watching birds? Especially when they’re coming to your backyard to eat! Put a bird feeder in your balcony or garden. Ask your kids to keep track of all the different birds they see and even learn their names.
- Cycling is a great way to get some exercise and enjoy the outdoors at the same time. Take your kids along for a ride to the nearest valley. They’ll be able to see so much more of nature than if they are just walking.
- Get creative
- Make playdough sculptures. Let your child make their favourite shapes with the playdough. You can put them in your drawing room as decoratives.
- Have some fun with clay. Bake them at the end to make your designs permanent.
- Organise a Photowalk to nearby places
- Enjoy indoors when it rains
- Come with a home project. Ask your kids to help you in your daily chores like putting clothes in the washing machines, watering the plants, organising the storeroom, or redecorating the spare room.
- Buy some fun origami book and paper. Ask your kids to make fun shapes of animals and flowers that they can gift to their friends.
- Enjoy outdoors
- Book a ticket to an escape room. They have fun games that will keep your kids on their toes. Virginia escape room is my kids’ personal favorite.
- Go hiking. Set a milestone and let your children achieve it.
- Organise camping and stargazing. If you do not have any place in mind, you can always use your backyard lawn to put up a tent.
- Lit a bonfire and set up a projector for watching movies under the stars.
So, I hope this article will help you handle your munchkins this summer. Let me know in the comments if you have some other ideas that can help other parents try with their kids.