Schools Out For Summer: Ideas To Keep The Kids Occupied
School will be closing for summer soon if it hasn’t already for you, and that means we have so many weeks ahead where we need to keep the kids occupied. This can be a huge task, especially for moms that are at home. You are the referee, you are the person providing the snacks and meals, as well as trying to keep the house in order and yourself sane. So I thought it was an ideal time to share with you some of the things you could do to keep your children occupied over the summer.
Crafts can be a great way to keep children occupied for long periods of time. You could encourage artwork through painting, or even more specialised crafts like origami. This may require your child to concentrate and take there time. Thankfully there are easy origami instructions you and your child can follow. Other things to consider would be researching online on websites like Pinterest for craft ideas specific to different themes. You can attempt to create summer specific crafts or encourage some learning at the same time on a subject.
Take a summer vacation
There is nothing better than enjoying a summer vacation with your children. A chance to get away from the daily grind and the pressures of chores and truly connect and bond with your kids. It could be a beach vacation, or even visiting a city break with your children. Enjoy learning about the history of places, visit museums and other historical places. If you want some adventure, get your best trekking poles and go hiking.
Have a movie afternoon
A movie afternoon can be a great way to get some time to do other things in your home without the worry of constant stimulation. You have at least an hour or two to perhaps enjoy a cup of tea or do some other jobs around your house. Make it more exciting by getting some movie snacks and drinks like popcorn and something fizzy. It will feel like a treat, and the kids will love it.
Make an indoor den
There is nothing more exciting than planning and making a den indoors. Using things like blankets and chairs to create the perfect hiding place. Why not jazz things up with some battery operated twinkly lights and cushions to make it the perfect spot to relax in when all the hard work is done. There is plenty of inspiration online if you find yourself lacking with creative ideas, but often just letting your children work out what to do can be half the fun.
Spend time playing sports outside
If the weather is kind to you, then make the most of it and spend as much time outdoors as you can. That might mean playing sports or generally running off some energy in the garden. You could choose to head to the local park or even go out for a family bike ride if you wanted. Another suggestion, if you have a few kids to look after, would be to set up your own sports day. Doing different activities and offering up prizes for the winners.
I hope this has provided you with some inspiration for the summer holidays ahead.