Activities To Try With Your Kids During The Summer Holidays



Keeping kids entertained can often seem like a tough task, and often, it is! Depending on their attention span and areas of interest, it sometimes can be difficult to keep them occupied. However, being the super parent that you are, you’re likely always on the prowl for opportunities to wow them as well as things that they can get up to. The good thing is that if you’re ready to do a little research and look outside of conventional activities, there are so many things that kids can do which are both entertaining and educational. On that note, you’re going to find three activities that you should try with your kids below.

Attend a Sports Event
One of the first activities worth trying with your kids is attending a sports event. Although not every child has an athletic bone, many enjoy bright lights, high-energy and lots of excitement, so it’s something they might enjoy. You should, therefore, think about what sports event they would most enjoy whether it be a basketball game, a game of football, or even tennis. You can then visit ticketsales.com and see if they have any upcoming games happening in your area. Don’t forget to pack enough snacks along with you or set aside a budget to buy food at the game to keep their mouths busy.

Volunteer
Another activity that you could think about doing with the kids is volunteering at a charity or for a cause. It is a great activity for kids to partake in as they can begin to learn the importance of giving back to society from a young age. It can also be fun as you can choose a cause that interests them so that it’s something they’ll be more enthusiastic about. If, for instance, you know that they love animals, then perhaps get them to volunteer at an animal charity. Some benefits of volunteering include helping your health and wellbeing, improving confidence, and equipping them with life skills that they can use later on.

Create Something
It may sound vague but making something new with your kids is another activity to try. Doing something you’ve never done before is a way of gaining a new experience as well as helping develop their skills. For instance, you could consider building a rocket from scratch with the kids because that should be pretty fun! There are different ones that you could choose from which include a matchbox rocket, water bottle rocket, sugar rocket as well as a baking soda and vinegar rocket. In addition to this, you could also make a new dish, create a box for loose items, or customise a picture book.

As a parent, one of the most rewarding things that you can do is introduce your kids to new environments and hold their hand through new experiences. You should, therefore, make it a priority to get out of your comfort zone and look for ways to ensure they’re exploring and exposed to something new every so often. By doing so, you should see that their minds are expanding, and so is their view of the world around them.

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10 comments:

  1. Good ideas. I like getting the kids to be creative

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  2. Great suggestions, my girls have done loads of creative stuff over the summer

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  3. Good to be able to provide some variety.

    Rachel Craig

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  4. Attend a Sports Event :- May be a worthwhile idea. As would allow the children to watch / observe sport /s. That way child /ren could consider participating in a sport. Physical activity can have health benefits.

    Parent /s can discuss the various sports, aspects of sport. As may be keen / eager that child /ren gain benefits (positive aspects), yet avoid negative aspects ( e.g. Some sports may be aggressive, injury risks vary (differ from one sport into comparison to another).

    Rachel Craig

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  5. We love getting creative and messy too - great way to learn

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  6. Wondering if there are opportunities for the children to gain skills at school holiday times. What about :- Dancing, singing, drama, arts, horse riding, elocution, camping, etc, etc. As children do tend to like to be kept occupied, and seems sensible to provide them with suitable opportunities. Summer school, short courses could well benefit children,

    Rachel Craig

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  7. Wonderful post with interesting ideas, im all for getting the kids to be creative

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  8. Nice ideas, I like activities with the kids where they learn about themselves and what their strengths are.

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  9. Great photo. Think we might go on a nature trail.

    Rachel Craig

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  10. A photo book of holiday, activities, skills gained, etc:- Seems a great idea.

    Rachel Craig

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