Summer is a time that the kids yearn for the entire year, a time when there’s no school, no homework, no stress and all they have to do is chill, hang out and play with their friends and family. Summer is also a time to shape their lives in special and unique ways potentially. Since they have all the freedom and a lot of energy, this can be considered as an occasion to do something fun and productive with their time which will also mold their personalities in a good way. Structured activities, planned outings can build character, deepen the bond they have with friends and family and also help create special memories that they will reminisce for the rest of their lives. Here are some of the thing you can do to keep your kids entertained, happy and occupied this summer:
1. Have a chill day, or a couple, where all you do is wake up, probably swim in your pool, relax in the jacuzzi, eat whatever you want, watch a couple of movies and hang out with friends and family.
2. Organize play dates for your kids. Invite their friends over, while they have fun with their buddies you can have some time to work on your own things. Probably even connect with another mother/father.
3. Host a garage sale, tell your kids to clean out their rooms and sell everything they you don’t need. You can use the money that you get from the garage sale on a family outing or a party.
4. Get them into jewelry making and hand painting. Go to a shop and get all the necessary articles and teach them how to make DIY jewelry. And get them to paint as well. They will be glad to spend all day trying to paint and making ornaments.
5. Get your camera out and make a home movie, you will treasure this forever, especially when they go off to college.
6. If your family is musical get your kids into the same or another instrument so you and your entire family can be like sort of a band. Get them also to sing and dance along; they will love it.
7. Tell them to keep a summer diary and also make a scarp book. In the scrapbook tell them to stick pictures and write about what you did the day the photo was taken.
8. Go on picnics, pack some sandwiches and get your kids in a car and go to your most spacious, most beautiful park and have a nice picnic. While they run around and enjoy themselves, you can take pictures, enjoy a good book or just hang out with your spouse.
9. Summer camp is also a good choice if you and your spouse want some alone time.
10. The best thing you can do is plan a vacation for you and your family. Somewhere you guys have never been, an adventure.