Summer will be here soon enough and that means that we are heading towards another long break from school. Let’s be honest, this can strike fear into any parents’ hearts because it is six long weeks of wondering how you can occupy your children or what you can do. Some parents still have work to do and can’t be off the whole time, and others are stay at home parents wondering how they are going to fill the hours. Well, there are plenty of ways you can keep the kids occupied this summer. Here are some ways you can make the most of summer and be active with your family.
Image source – pixabay – cco license
Plan for crafting days
Crafting is another great way to spend some time during the holiday. However, not every mum enjoys crafting sessions and it can feel like a lot of pressure to get it right. However, if you plan ahead then you can make it a pleasurable experience for all involved. For example, Pinterest has some great suggestions and you can use the summer as your inspiration point for things to do. It could be simply painting a picture, getting the chalks out in the garden or maybe creating cards and specific crafts for special events throughout the summer. Planning is key and knowing what you want to do will help you have some fun with your child.
Swimming or sports
Exercise is so important, so get the kids off of their tablets and computers and go swimming or kick a ball around to keep their fitness levels up. Swimming is great for the family and even young ones can use reusable swim nappies and get involved. You could take advantage of local swimming facilities and sports fields and just have some fun.
Head out for a walk and a picnic
Your local area could be full of different walks and trails you can explore. So why not make the day of it and pack a picnic. Even if you head to some of your favourite parks a few times during the summer break, the novelty of eating outside and having some fun will never grow old.
Gardening fun & den building
There is nothing better than enjoying your back garden, if you are lucky enough to have one. Why not get the kids growing some of their own vegetables or tending to their own flowers and plants. You could create an area just for them to plant, water and look after throughout the summer.
Building a den outside can create hours of fun. Your children are occupied building the den and then spend time playing in it. It could certainly help to keep them distracted while you get on with household chores.
I hope you are looking forwards to enjoying the summer with your family. What will you be doing?
This is a collaborative post.