Summer is probably most children’s’ favorite season. School is out, the sun is out and all the fun is definitely out! If you don’t have any plans for a vacation, a trip to the beach, and no scheduled summer camp, there are still plenty of ways to keep the enjoyment going even when you’re just at home. What matters to your kids is that you enjoy the activities with them!
Keep your little ones entertained with these 3 super fun summer activities for kids:
Create an obstacle course indoors
Kids love a good challenge. And they have plenty of energy to burn. An outdoor ninja obstacle course is a perfect activity for active little ones. Even an indoor one would work great!
Tape some yarn back and forth across hallways to create a “laser maze”, drape a blanket over a table (covering the sides) to make a “tunnel”, set up couch cushions to create barriers to crawl under or jump over, and more. Better yet, let the young ones create their own obstacle course to also keep their minds busy!
Introduce water beads
If you don’t know what water beads are, they are tiny and colorful hard beads that when left for hours in a bowl of water, grow into soft, squishy balls. The longer they are soaked in water, the bouncier and larger they get. Water beads are ideal for sensory play (and therapeutic for adults, too!).
Place the water beads in any clear container and just let the children explore it using their hands. Place a few of their bath toys in the container for added fun. If you purchased plenty of water beads, one fun activity you can try is a water beads bath! Fill a small inflatable pool with water, get the children in their swimwear, and get right into the water fun!
Try Different Arts and Crafts Projects
Summer doesn’t always have to be about running around and being active. Sometimes, it’s nice to stay indoors and enjoy a relaxing activity, especially if it’s too hot outside. For days like that, arts and crafts are the perfect activities.
The best part is that there are tons of projects to try, from making accessories with colorful seed beads to creating hand painting decorations for your home. Arts and crafts projects are excellent avenues for kids to unleash their creativity, hone their artistic skills, and learn values like patience.
Make homemade movies
In a time where most kids love to watch their favorites on YouTube, it would be really exciting for them to star in their own video. Guide them through planning but allow them to run the whole thing – from scriptwriting to what they want to do in the video.
They could pull a prank, open a package, or act out a story. Do the editing, upload it on any video app then gather the whole family in the living room for the “premiere” of the movie or video – popcorn and all!
The summer season can still be fun even if you stay indoors. Try these super fun summer activities for kids!
Angela Kidd is an author and illustrator, a wife and a mother to 3 beautiful kids. In her spare time, she would personally create storybooks and coloring books for her children for fun and they loved it. And so did she. Angela quit her job and created her own line of educational activity books for children of various ages, with the main goal of making learning fun! You can check out some of Angela’s amazing books here.