Whenever the summer is approaching in full swing, we know the mommies start to stress out. The obvious reason of the stress is the fact that your kids are going to have their summer break, and you need to find out something real quick to keep them busy and productive throughout the gap. If you have decided to opt for a summer camp that’s great, but you should know that the scheduled outings won’t keep your little ones busy throughout the season and an extremely long break. In case you have decided to go for a holiday that would be absolutely amazing, as it will provide a good outlet of fun and enjoyment for both you and your kids. However, if you don’t have any vacation plans, don’t worry, because we have you covered. Stop freaking about how you are going to control your kids and keep them at bay throughout their holidays, because we know how to help you. You just need a little imagination and an outdoor space to convert, so your kids can have some recreational fun. Here, we have rounded up some of the easiest yet fun outdoor activities that will help to keep your kids and toddlers entertained all summer long. Give them a read!
If you have an open outdoor space or a backyard, the best thing will be to engage your kids in gardening. The kids of all ages absolutely adore gardening projects, and find them interesting. The toddlers and younger kids can help you with watering the garden or lawn, while the older kids can work on growing some new fruits, vegetables or herbs. Make this a part of their early morning routine, and just see how your kids will enjoy and wouldn’t want to be back inside. You can also make little outdoor picnics a part of their summer too. You need to organise a lunch anyway, so why not pack in anything and have fun outdoor activities, even if it is the backyard. You can involve your kids in the preparation of their favourite picnic meal too. As a reward, you can invite all their friends over and look out for jumping castles for hire Melbourne, so all the kids can have some quality time together alongside a positively demanding physical activity.
If your kids are into painting that’s great, if not, you can motivate them for squirt gun painting. All you need is an easel, watercolour paper, liquid watercolour and a water gun (you can also use spray bottles instead). Just remind the kids not to squirt at each other, and let them have some fun while you enjoy watching them have fun. Furthermore, in order to encourage imaginative play, you can also make fairy houses. Utilize all the boxes that you have and other cartons and materials that are lying useless in your home. This will also teach your kids recycling, and you will be able to build some amazing and interesting fairy houses too. If not this, you can also involve your kids into mud painting as well. Making a mess and flexing some creativity combined together, isn’t that a wonderful combination for the kids?
Its summers isn’t it? This means that monsoon is just around the corner, and it will definitely rain too. Don’t dread the accompanying thunderstorms, because you can lighten up your kids’ restless mood during this time too. Just plan yourself beforehand, and have your kids swim suits and the rain stuff out. When it rains, go out, enjoy the weather and play together. Not only kids, but we are sure that you are going to revive the child out of yourself too, in enjoying the weather. You can also make a hoola hoop hideout for the kids, so when the weather is good or it is just raining lightly, they can hide in with their favourite book and snacks.
Here were some of the activities that you can engage your kids in, this summer. Don’t worry and don’t freak out, because all the kids want is some quality time out. Keep them away from screens, and have some time out with them as much as possible for you. A constructive and entertaining summer vacation is all you and your kids need.