For many parents, COVID-19 lockdowns have been exhausting as it can be hard to keep kids entertained. Summertime used to be the time for family vacations, trips to theme parks and even summer camp. However, this year is different as many people are required to stay at home and trying to figure out how their kids can still have a fun Summer even with everything going on in the world. Below we share some tips on how to keep you kids active this Summer:
Have an outdoor area? Now might be a great time to teach your kids gardening! You may even learn a thing or two along the way. Gardening is a great way to keep your kids busy and give your kids the fresh air they need. It will also teach them how to get their hands dirty. Use gardening to keep their little bodies active and their minds sharp as they figure out how to properly grow plants. In the end, you and your family will get fresh and organic vegetables right from your backyard. This can save you a trip to the grocery store and keep your family healthy.
Do not have an outside area to garden? No problem, as there are other ways to keep your kids active this summer. A good example of this is games that keep your body up and active. There are boards games, some that maybe collecting dust right at this moment, that are fun and allow your kids to move around. There are also video games that can get your kids to move with fun activities such as bowling and tennis. Games can be a great way to get your kids engaged and active right in the comfort and safety of your own home.
Take a Walk
If all else fails or you want something more to do, it is always a good idea to take a walk. This activity can be done in your backyard, around the neighborhood or maybe you have a nature path nearby. Walking can be a fun activity that will help burn energy and allow for you and your family to get some fresh air. For younger kids, you can make it a fun science adventure by having them pick up cool rocks they find interesting. Have them collect their findings and call it their “specimens” as if they are scientist seeking new discoveries. Doing fun little games like this makes walking fun and less of a bore.
Though you might be spending time at home this summer, it does not mean you cannot have a little fun. Try out these tips or form your own variations to make a fun and memorable summer at home.
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Article written by William Graves.