It’s a challenge for parents to keep their children entertained over the long summer break. To reduce the times you hear, “I’m bored,” you need to plan ahead. Check out these 60 outdoor activities and choose the ones that will keep your children smiling all summer long.
Summer is a wonderful thing. The sun is shinning, the kids are out of school, and both you and your kids have a lot more free time. It’s all fun and games until your stir crazy kids start to drive you crazy. Kids get bored so easily and there’s nothing worse than having bored kids at home all day nagging you to do something fun. There are some fun and entertaining activities that you can easily set up for your kids to keep them occupied for hours. Some are inside activities and some are outside. Either way, your kids will have a blast as they do these 10 activities this summer.
Summer break may be only about 10 weeks long, but during that time kids can forget a lot of what they spent the previous nine months working hard to learn. Recent studies have shown that kids can lose up to two months’ worth of reading and math skills over summer vacation — and that means teachers have to spend precious classroom time each fall bringing them up to speed. “Keeping children’s brains challenged throughout the summer is crucial,” says Craig Bach, vice president of education for Goddard Systems, Inc., franchisor of The Goddard School (goddardschool.com), a network of preschools focused on learning through play.