| Tena Prvulovic
Plan the Perfect Summer for Your Kids with These Fun Activities
It's summertime and the livin' is easy, but keeping kids entertained can feel like a full-time job. Here are some fun summer activities for kids that will keep them busy all day long, allowing you to take the well-deserved time to relax.
Go to The Beach and Make Sandcastles
And don’t forget the most important thing — a bucket or pail so that you can make sandcastles with your children on the beach.
The water, sand, and sun — it's all so exciting. Your little ones will love this activity. It's a fun way for the whole family to get creative and, most importantly, spend time together.
Organize a Scavenger Hunt
Are you looking for a fun way to get your kids outside and exploring the world around them? Are they always asking "what's that?" or "what does this mean?" Well, then we've got the perfect game for you — a scavenger hunt.
Plan out what items you want them to find and assign point values, add in some tasks like completing a puzzle or doing 10 jumping jacks, and make it a challenge that will keep them entertained all day.
Visit a Waterpark
The summer heat can be a lot to handle, especially for your kids. But there are so many waterparks in the area that might just be what you are looking for when it comes to keeping your family cool this summer.
From the thrill rides, slides, to the little things like playing in the fountains and spraying each other with water cannons, you’re guaranteed to have a blast. Just don’t forget the sunscreen.
Have a Water Fight
A water fight is guaranteed to bring out lots of giggles from your kids. Set up the battlefield in your backyard and let the games begin.
All it takes is some time in advance to get supplies like balloons or water guns, and the whole family can join in the battle.
Summer Clubs for Kids
Summer camps can be an amazing experience for any child as it's filled with opportunities to explore new things while still being safe and supervised. Whether you're looking for a sport-based camp or if you're interested in something artsier, there are options out there for every family.
Camp is a great way for children to develop social skills, emotional maturity, and cognitive abilities. Best of all? The memories they create will last a lifetime.
Rock painting is a great way for kids to express their creativity and have fun. Incorporate rock crafts into your child’s playtime. We promise they’ll love every bit of it, from hunting rocks to pretending they have a new pet.
It's an easy project that doesn’t require many supplies other than paint, brushes, and paper towels so no mess will happen while you are creating your masterpieces. Just “rock on”!
Design Science Crafts
If you’re raising a future scientist, check out these amazing science crafts for kids of any age. Incorporate some learning into playtime and spark their curiosity.
Not only will it improve their fine motor skills and coordination, but it will also improve their problem-solving skills. Why not turn summer kids’ crafts into an opportunity for cognitive development?
Enjoy the Rainy Days
Rainy days are a dread for most parents. But the key is to make use of all those indoor spaces by setting up activities inside.
Even though it’s pouring, there are still plenty of fun activities. Rainy days are the perfect opportunity to build a fort in your living room, play board games, or have a Disney movie marathon.
Organize a Day Trip
Summer is finally here and you're ready to get out of the house. But where do you go?
You could hit up your nearest zoo, explore local museums, or visit theme parks. Pack up some healthy snacks in a portable cooler so that when hunger strikes during the day, there is something on hand.
Once all of your gear is packed up buckle your seatbelts, and head out for an awesome time.
The Most Fun Summer Yet
The perfect summer day is one where you get to spend time outdoors. But, it doesn't have to be just about hanging out in the yard or playing sports on a field. There are so many fun activities for kids that can happen right at your house.
It's never too early (or late) to start planning ahead of time what will make this summer the best yet.