5 Kids Activities You Should Get Your Kids Involved in This SummerJune 10, 2014
Summer is approaching fast and your kids will want to get outside, and go and play as much as they can during the long break. However, keeping them occupied throughout the summer holidays can be difficult.
As a parent, the last thing that you want your child to say to you is “I’m bored”. You have a hundred things to do around the house, or you may even have to go shopping or pop and see a friend. You may feel like your life is on hold whilst you try and keep your children entertained for six weeks or more.
Don’t worry. Help is at hand.
This guide will help you keep your children busy during the summer months with these five activities that will keep them smiling and out of trouble, giving you more time to do the things that you love.
Take the indoor version of the popular game and turn it into something bigger and better that can be played with outside in the sun. It is a game for the whole family to enjoy, and kids will love it.
This is how you can create Outdoor Twister:
The indoor version of Twister was played on a flimsy plastic mat, which is no good for outdoor use, so you need to, firstly, create a stencil, using a large and sturdy piece of paper.
There are 24 circles, six of each colour, and the circles should be set about 3 inches apart.
Then take some spray paint and paint the round circles directly onto your grass.
Once the paint has dried, you can let your kids outside to play, keeping them busy for hours.
Interactive Driveway Board Game
This is another simple way to get kids outside and enjoying the summer. The principle is simple; you take a traditional board game and transfer it to your driveway or pathway outside using chalks and paints to recreate the board.
You can take games for younger children, such as snakes and ladders, and transfer them outside. The only item you may need is a set of big dice, but you can get the kids involved too by making it yourself.
If your children are a little soccer mad, then you can enroll them into their local soccer camp for kids.
Unlike the previous suggestions, this gives your children somewhere else to go, leaving you free to make trips out of the home. The children are supervised at all times; learning new skills that should help them enjoy their soccer in more ways.
This is a classic way to keep children busy during the summer months. Blowing bubbles is also fun for all of the family, meaning that you can all get involved in some bubble blowing action.
Here is how to make the perfect bubble recipe:
4 cups of water
1 cup of hand wash or washing up liquid
Bring the bowling alley back home and create your very own bowling experience for your children.
Here is how to make your outdoor bowling alley:
10 empty 2-litre bottles
Food colouring & Water (to add to the empty bottles)
A soccer ball, basketball or other large ball