It can be a bit of a head-scratcher knowing how to keep your kids occupied during summer vacation when you don’t always have time off to spend it with them. Whilst you don’t want them to get bored you also don’t want them to just sit around the house all day on their cell phone or be glued to the tv. So here are some ideas to inspire you to spend a more interesting summer vacation with your kids this year.
Bake Some Tasty Treats
You could get them baking in the kitchen by getting them to cook up some tasty treats that they enjoy. It is an enjoyable way to pass the time and will enable them to work on their cooking skills. It can also be a great bonding opportunity to spend time together.
Let Them Earn Some Pocket Money
A good way to help them learn about the value of money is to get them to do some jobs around the house that you will pay them for. It doesn’t need to be a lot of money but something that will help them to understand that they can earn money by doing a job well. This will help them to save some cash and put it towards something they would like to buy so that they realize that you can’t just always give them what they want. It will also help to get chores done around the house so it is a win, win situation.
Go on a Nature Walk
So that you encourage them to get out of the house and do some exercise it is a nice idea to visit a nature reserve with them so that they can spend some time around nature and see first hand what it is like. You will also expand their knowledge and ability to see somewhere new which is important. You want your children to be able to visit as many places as possible, so this will help them to do that.
Visit a Local Event
You could look for a workshop or summer program that your children could participate in such as a visit to the 16,000-seat outdoor amphitheater in New York. It will enable them to meet other children of their own age and learn about something new but in a fun way so that it doesn’t feel like school. Opting for more creative days out or courses where they can learn a fun skill will prevent them from getting bored and losing interest.