Summer is meant to be full of fun!! The first thing or idea which stirkes our mind as soon as summer holidays start is picnics, camps, outdoor activities etc. During summer, people travel to vacation spots for long periods of time or short day trips. Some kids go to day camps or go camping outdoors. To keep them occupied and active, summer has to be enjoyable for them. Summer brings picnics and barbeques as well as families on the go.
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Summer Fun in your Own Backyard
- Go camping!
- Visit places close to your home.
- Take weekend trips instead of a 'full-blown' vacation.
- Take a hiking trip
- Visit a local Museum
- Go to the Circus
- Visit a local park
- Attend a ballgame Organize a picnic at a park or even in your backyard. Hook up the sprinkler and let the kids run through it. Indoor Activities for those Rainy Days
- Read together
- Rent a favorite video and pop some popcorn.
- Go to your local library and get some books you don't have.
- Buy coloring books and have a coloring contest and give out prizes.
Buy an economy size jug of bubbles and have a blast blowing bubbles around the yard.
Even the littlest kids can help water the plants. When they are 4-5 years old and, they can help to pull some weeds and pick veggies and flowers. You can make this into a great learning experience. You can incorporate teaching them about plants, the life cycle, taking care of things, working together as a team and as a family.
It's a great excercise and adventure for kids. Now make sure that everyone has proper fitting helmets and that tires are in good shape. Remember to bring along plenty of water!
Going for a short walk along with your kids is lot of fun!. While walking, talk to your kids, about their day, their activities at school, their ocnversations with their friends etc. Let them know that your attention is not focused only on the paper, TV, work, etc. but its 100% for them. They will love it, and so will you.
Camping is a lot of fun and kids enjoy camping the most. A bit more equipment needed here, but what a wonderful family activity. Cooking over campfires, fishing in lakes, sleeping under the stars, singing songs together, dancing aroung the camp fire etc. is a lot of fun.
You can make the summer a fun time for your children by making sure they follow some simple guidelines for their safety and go out during their vacation!!
Have a great summer!!!