Activities to Keep Your Kids Active This Summer Break
Do you know what kids love to do during their entire summer break? Sit in front of the television and watch movies and play video games. Oh, yeah….there might be some breaks to eat and sleep in their schedule somewhere.
Do you also know what the worst thing that a student can do during their summer break? You guessed it! Everything that is written above!
And while it’s a nice idea for parents to spend time with their kids over the summer break, the challenge is often finding activities that everybody will enjoy. If this sounds like a familiar struggle, keep reading.
Reading at the Beach
Pack yourselves a basket full of delicious food and treats, grab a big beach towel from the Groupon Coupons page for Hudson’s Bay and head to the beach! However, instead of finishing the day after swimming when your kids have become bored with the water, pack a couple of copies of a book that you and your youngster can read together. After the first chapter, take a break and discuss the book with them. Talk about where you think the story will go and make silly bets about what character will perform what action, with the winner not having to wash dishes for two nights.
Arts and Crafts Day
Have you ever had a day where you just splatter paint all over the paper or you create your own colors with marker pens? If not, then you and your children are in for a treat! Instead of sitting at the table, take your art supplies into the backyard and enjoy the summer weather. While wearing old clothes, get creative with your art, using your own body to paint on the paper, and silly things like that. Once you are all finished creating your masterpieces, a quick run through the sprinkler or hose is a fun way to get cleaned up!
Most children roll their eyes at the thought of visiting a museum. However, that’s only because they are imagining a boring quiet space where they just walk around and look at art. Speak with your local museums and tourist agencies to find out what exhibits and activities are available and focused towards students. Often during the summer break, many of these public spaces will host children friendly exhibits where they can learn about science and the world with interactive displays.
When it comes to places that both children and parents can enjoy, an amusement park is one of them! However, many parents often discount this idea because of the cost of tickets and food. And while the price can seem high, it’s important to remember a few things:
- The activity lasts the entire day
- Your children will be entertained the entire day
- At the end of the day, children will be tired and ready for sleep
- You can take your own snacks into these venues nowadays
- They can safely roam with a group of their friends while you relax and keep an eye on them
These are four great ideas for you and your children to enjoy time together during the summer break that doesn’t involve the television of any type of video games!