5 Summertime Ideas For Your Little OnesApril 15, 2015
With the summertime just around the corner, you might have a few ideas for what to do already. If you are unsure about how you’re going to fill the time, you best start thinking of things right now. If you don’t plan ahead, the school break can feel super long. There are loads of ways you can have fun with your kids this summer. The point is to make sure that your children have fun while still learning new things. It might sound like a tall order, but it is possible. Take a look at my five summertime ideas for your little ones.
#1 Go exploring in the countryside
If you are lucky enough to live near the countryside, you should make the most of it. It costs nothing to take your kids out for an ‘exploration’ day trip to a local park or forest. You should, of course, pack some sandwiches for the ride so that your kids don’t get hungry. You can play games and have a competition to see who can identify the most flowers. These little activities do a whole lot to educate your children.
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#2 Create a playground in your yard
If you have a sizable yard space, don’t let it go to waste. Your kids would love it if you created a playground for them in the garden. Having a space where they can play and mess around will mean that they always have something to do. Take a look at this swing set buying guide before you choose swings for your yard. That way, you can make sure that you get the best equipment. You will probably want to get a slide and even a climbing frame as well.
#3 Have a (safe) water fight
If the weather gets hot, there is only going to be one activity your kids want to do. If your children want to have a water fight, you need to make sure that they are safe. Set some ground rules before they start and make sure that they are wearing old clothes. In general, you should tell your kids that they can only throw water in the yard. If they get water in the house, tell them that they will be in big trouble. You should also tell them not to throw water on people’s faces – only their bodies – that way nobody will hurt themselves.
#4 Teach your kids about growing veg
If you have a passion for cooking, you might already have a vegetable patch in your garden. This summer, why not start a veg growing project with your kids. You can let them choose the seeds and plant them. If you give your children special duties, such as watering the plants, they will feel proud when they grow. Teaching your children about growing vegetables is an excellent way to help them learn about food. That way, when they are older, they will understand how to grow food for themselves.
#5 Plan a garden party for your little ones
Finally, if your kids have loads of friends who they want to see during the summer vacation, you should invite them over. You can plan a garden party for your children and their school friends. Decorate the yard so that it looks attractive. You could even have a BBQ for the kids as well. This idea is the perfect way to entertain your little ones, and they will adore socializing with their friends for the day.
Before you know it, it will be the school vacation again, and so you had better start making plans. I hope that my ideas help you when it comes to planning your children’s summer.