I think everyone is anticipating Summer coming. We’re ready for the cold to go away and the warm summer sun to hit our skin, and I’m sure all of your kids are absolutely dying to be done with school for the year and enjoy their Summer vacation. As much as I loved being out of school as a kid, I also remember that things tended to be kinda boring because I would be stuck at home with nothing to do. Well, don’t let you kids be bored this Summer! Here are a few ways to have fun with kids and entertain them this Summer vacation.
-Plan a Vacation: I know that planning a family vacation can be a bit difficult but it is always fun for the family to get away. It was my favorite thing to do when I was a kid. Just try to plan out the best you can, even if it is only for a couple days or a weekend. It will ultimately be a nice bonding experience for everyone.
-Compile Plenty of Crafts: It is a great idea to keep a lot of crafting materials on hand. This way if the kids get bored, there is always something to do. I like to keep things like glue, Popsicle sticks, marker and colored pencils, paints, and also chalk for drawing on the sidewalks outside.
-Get an Outdoor Play Area: If you have a decent sized backyard, I would really recommend trying to get a swing set for your backyard or some type of play area for the kids to use. You can even rent those huge blow up jump houses for the day if you wanted. It will be a really fun time for the kids in the comfort and safety of their own home.
-Visit Festivals/Amusement Parks: The summer is jam packed full of carnivals and festivals. These types of things are so much fun for kids and it gives you plenty of opportunity to have fun in the Summer. If you don’t have a ton of festivals around where you live, look up the closest amusement park and head out to it for the day for a day of fun with your family.
-Go Exploring/Take a Hike: Kids love to venture off and explore, so why not take a hike with your kiddos? Find a local park or around your neighborhood and just walk around together enjoying nature. This is a great way to have fun and explore all while getting in some really great exercise for yourself.
-Do an Outside Movie: Another really cool thing you can do is go outside at night and have a campfire BUT to really top it off you can use a projector to project a movie on the side of your house. This is so much better than just simply watching a movie inside and your kids will definitely think so too, trust me!
Make Summer fun for you and the kids. This can be the best Summer of their lives and you can do it all at a very affordable rate. Enjoy the younger years with your kids because they won’t last forever folks!