Summer is just a few weeks away! With the last day of school quickly approaching, the kids and I are going to be in full summer swing before we know it. I love summer, and this year I’ll love it even more because I’ve planned so many simple yet fun summer activities for us. Everyone knows how it goes, about 2 days into summer vacation you’ll hear the dreaded words “I’m bored.” Then about a few minutes after that, you’ll want to pull the hair straight out of your head because there are thousands of things for them to do. It’s because of that dreaded question that I have simple plan ready to combat the boredom.
Have Crafts Ready to Create
Crafting is a great way to get your kids off the living room couch and keep their minds active. There are hundreds of kid’s crafts to choose from that don’t require a lot of materials, and you might already have most of them in your home right now! Make a list of a bunch of crafts your kids to make to help combat boredom.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
Make Plans to Get out of the House
Even if your trip out of the house is nothing more than a short walk to a nearby park or to your community pool, it’s great to make plans each week to get out of the house. One of the best ways to combat boredom is by changing the scenery! If you need some ideas check out the list below:
- Swim at the pool
- Visit the park
- Go to the zoo
- Visit a relative
- Go to a theme park
- Go to A Wildlife Refuge/Preserve
Get your Kids Reading
Not only is summer reading a way to keep your kids learning even after school is out, it’s a great boredom buster! Take a trip to the library and have your kids pick out a book to read. You can read aloud books as a family or listen to audiobooks to make it a family activity
Teach them a New Skill
Cooking and baking are skills your kids will use long after they leave the house. Have your kids help out in the garden or in the kitchen, or even help them build a fort in the backyard with Dad! No matter what skill you’re teaching them, it will build lifelong memories as well as something new to take with them in life.
Try Something New
Summer vacation is the perfect time to try a new activity as a family or go somewhere new. Make special memories with your kids by taking them to a place from your childhood or somewhere special. Not only will this keep them excited for the next trip, but it’s a great way to get yourself out of the house too.
Summer vacation can mean spending the whole summer trying to keep your kids busy and entertained. However, there are plenty of things to do with your family to make your summers simple, but still fun.