How to Keep the Kids Occupied During the School Summer Holidays

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Even though kids are excited to be off from school for the summer, parents have a lot more to deal with because they have to figure out how to keep their kids occupied. And on top of making sure your kids don't get bored easily with so much time off, you also want to make sure that they continue learning so that their minds can continue to be stimulated and growing.

Continue reading for a few ways that you can keep your kids occupied during the school summer holidays. 

Give Them Plenty of Creative Art Projects

When they are not being bogged down by studying history and literature, it is great to give kids the opportunity to really get creative and use their imagination through art. And the summer season is the perfect time really let your children's inner artists shine through, so head out with them and purchase some art supplies that they can use to paint, colour, and sketch. You can also give them unique DIY projects to complete, such as upcycling projects that teach them how to take items that would otherwise end up in the trash and transform them into artwork. 

Head Outside

Getting outside is the perfect way to spend the summer holidays, as your kids will be active and will be able to take in all of the fresh air and sunshine that nature has to offer. And while you can certainly take a trip to someplace brand new or head to the beach or park, remember that even just getting your kids in the backyard is beneficial to their health and wellbeing. 

Teach them how to garden, and let them explore and play with friends. Visit for some garden room ideas that can help you spruce up your backyard space, too. Your kids can help you with these DIY projects and will have somewhere private to play once complete.

Encourage Reading

Reading is yet another way to stretch your child's imagination while also keeping the mind actively engaged while school is out. So go ahead and encourage your kids to read some new books during their summer break.

If you don't have the budget to purchase a lot of new books, teach your kids to use the library and enjoy the many perks that it provides. These are lessons that your kids will be able to hold onto long into adulthood, and they will benefit from them next year when they are in school as well. 

Encourage Physical Activity

It is also a great idea to let your kids really get active in the summer, so go ahead and encourage them to play sports and participate in other activities, such as swimming, surfing, and games that they can play outside with friends. These activities will get them to use their bodies and stay in shape.

The summer season may seem long to a child that becomes bored easily. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to keep your kids engaged, healthy, and learning until they head back to school.

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  1. Back when I was a kid, I always look forward to swimming with my dad during a holiday. We live near the sea so it was a no-brainer. I also like going outside, but art is probably last thing in my mind hehehe. It is really good to encourage children nowadays to interact with other children doing some sports. The Ipads/tabs have change the way children spend their free time. ;)

  2. I remember our parents used to have enrolled us in art / drawing classes, and dance classes during vacation from school. We were also occupied reading books to enhance our reading comprehension skills.

  3. Sadly, kids today are hooked on the internet and gadgets. I would really love to see them enjoy their childhood the way we did during our time. Once I have kids I'll make sure they'll have enjoyable and healthy activities.

  4. This article brings back memories when I was a kid. I was able to enjoy all these great ideas and I can say this made me a happy person that I am today. I hope all parents will give these activities to their kids.

  5. Picnic at the park is a very nice outdoor event for family to enjoy.

  6. Last summer, my son was enrolled with Kumon to learn more and be advance in school. Ready books and travel around the metro are the next stuff that we did.

  7. Now that my two girls are already grown up, when we are in a travel they bring along their mobile and tablet for games and music in order to make them busy with the holidays.

  8. Great ideas! Introducing them to sports is a great way to keep kids engaged! It also keeps them healthy.!

  9. I usually let my daughter read or practice read her books when on short school holiday but during long vacation, we love to hone her singing voice.

  10. Reading for me is the best. I'm actually introducing to my newphew and niece to read book and planning to take them in a bookstore even once a month. :)

  11. We always had to take a school on summer sometimes computers and sometime sports. It's a nice way to pass time and learn new skills.

  12. I usually enroll my son in summer class or I will let him answer his school books. Summer is still busy months for us.

  13. During summer I let my kid to enjoy he usually at the farm to enjoy summer activities. But I still manage to squeeze time for his studies


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