Finding activities for your kids to do during the summer holidays can be a hassle. When kids are out of school they have a lot of free time on their hands and as a parent, you will begin to realize that keeping them entertained is a must.
Kids can get bored easily. Finding the right activities to keep them entertained and challenged enough to stay out of trouble can be a struggle. Fortunately, there are activities that will keep them engaged. Here are four you can try.
One activity that kids are sure to enjoy is movie day. Make some popcorn and enjoy a movie-watching marathon with the children.
Let the children choose the movies for the movie marathon. In this way, they will be more likely to keep watching. Make sure to have breaks during the movie for snacking and using the bathroom. This will prevent kids from getting tired or even bored.
Kids like to eat and an activity that is sure to make them happy is cooking. Search the internet for kid-friendly recipes and then go shopping with your children for the ingredients.
You can get your children to help you bake cookies, cupcakes, or even a cake. You can let them mix and decorate the cake. Not only will you be teaching them valuable culinary skills but they will also be having fun. It is a great time to bond with them.
It may not be Christmas but you can bring Christmas to summertime. Children love toys and you can keep them occupied and playing by getting them some new ones. You don't even have to go to a toy store, you can shop online for new toys.
A fun idea is to buy toys that have a particular theme. For example, you could buy toys that are used as transportation. You could buy a toy school bus, a terratrax drift cycle, or a racing car. These are just a few ideas, your kids can come up with themes and choose their toys.
Put On a Play
Children spend so much time in front of screens it is a novelty for them to put on a play or go to see one. Let your children expand their creative skills by dramatizing one of their favorite books.
You can also let them come up with a skit of their own and then dramatize it. If you want to, you can even let them put on a musical. For example, they could dramatize scenes from their favorite Disney movies.
Enjoy Your Summer
Parenting during the summer can be challenging. Kids are out of school and teachers are nowhere in sight. This usually means the responsibility for keeping kids entertained falls on parents. This can cause you to burn out quickly if you are not careful.
The best way to prevent this is to have several activities on hand that kids are sure to enjoy. In this way, they will constantly be engaged. The more they are enjoying themselves the less stressful summer will be for you.
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.