While your kids might be bursting at the seams with excitement to spend their summers out of school and relaxing at home, you’re probably used to that week or two into their summer vacation where they start following you around complaining, “I’m so bored!” This summer, you can stay ahead of their need to get out and do something and have activities planned and ready to go to combat that boredom as soon as it strikes. This list is designed to help you do it.
Even if your kids are too small to be trusted to safely camp out at the campground or in the woods, they can still enjoy the thrill of sleeping outdoors and hanging out with friends and family by camping in the backyard. You can sit out there with them and start up a little blaze in the fire pit and, if they are old enough, teach them how to roast marshmallows to make s’mores all while telling spooky stories for the true camping experience.
Scream for Ice Cream
No matter how old your kids are, not a single one of them is ever going to turn down ice cream, especially when it’s hot outside. Make the ice cream even more delicious and satisfying to enjoy by teaching them to make their own ice cream by themselves, if age permits. They can get creative and add ingredients to make their own one-of-a-kind ice cream that can’t be found at an ice cream parlor.
Trampolines Are Always In
There’s little to match the joy that comes with jumping on a trampoline and flying through the air. Especially on warm days, jumping on a trampoline provides a nice breeze that keeps your kids cool while helping them get in some exercise and burn up some of their energy. Trampolines are also fun for laying atop of with the family at night to watch the stars above when the summer breeze kicks up. But make sure to buy a highly rated and safest trampoline as kids can be a bit reckless at times.
Splash and Water Parks
Help your kids cool off and get some relief yourself from the heat by heading out to a water park. Some of these types of parks are free of charge while others cost money, but you are sure to become the coolest mom on the block if you take them out to swim and splash this summer.
There are a seemingly infinite number of ways for your little ones to have some fun creating art, and some are really good for the summertime. Take squirt gun painting, for instance. You can load up water color paints into a water gun and put some easel paper on a board outside. Then, your kids can paint a picture in a unique way that still lets them get out in the sun.
When the summer restlessness sets in, with this short list of tried-and-true fun activities, you can ensure that your kids always have something fun and engaging to get into this summer.