Summer is around the corner, what will your children be doing? The weather is beautiful and sunny, where are your children? Are they inside and in front of the TV or computer? Turn off their screens and send them outside. Are you on a budget and worry that your children will be bored all summer? There are still plenty of things your children can do and they can do it for free.
10 Free Childrens' Activities in the Summer
Are your children bored? Do they spend all day watching TV or playing video games? Here are some suggestions to keep your children occupied.
Have fun this summer
What are your children doing this summer?
Is your family on a budget? Will your children be stuck indoors on the computer or in front of the TV? Get them outdoors to have some fun and do it all for free. Children spend most of their time indoors in school, once summer hits, they should take advantage of the warm weather and have fun. What if they complain that they're bored? Here are 10 things they can do for free outside in the summer.
1. Get Creative
Bring out some chalk and create some art outside on your sidewalk. Play a game of hopscotch or just draw for fun. Grab some art supplies and create to your heart's content. Bring out your drawing book and sketch what you see outside, birds, squirrels, sunsets. If you want to get really creative, why not write a play, rehearse, and perform it in front of your family. You can have loads of fun building a set and creating costumes.
What do your children like to do in the summer?
2. Get Wet
What can be more fun then getting wet outside during a hot summer day? Can't make it out to the pool? No problem, bring out the water guns and have some fun spraying your friends. To help your battle, add an arsenal of water balloons. My boys could probably spend the whole day doing this. They'd also have more fun by setting up targets to shoot down. If you don't want to have a battle, turn on your sprinkler, have fun running through it to cool off. Getting wet will not only be fun but will keep you cool all summer.
Grab a magnifying glass and head outdoors. Be on the lookout for ants, bugs, and butterflies. See if you can catch them and observe them. You never know what you will find. There are loads of creepy crawlies out there. My son likes to build an outdoor terrarium for them so he can watch them. He collects rocks and plants and attempts to create an environment that they will enjoy. What do they like to eat? Are certain plants or bugs better, children can have fun collecting creatures and determining what they eat. Just make sure you release them when you are done. If your children are not into bugs, build a simple bird feeder and see what kind of birds you attract. There are endless possibilities depending on your location.
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4. Look Up
Wait until the night is clear and grab your binoculars. See what you can find in the sky. Grab a star chart and see what constellations you can find. It's amazing what you see when you actually take the time to look.
Books are fun
6. Make a Date
7. Visit the Park
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9. Camp Out
10. Have Fun
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