It’s the little things your child will love the most, so devour these sweet and simple ideas while you can. Here 15 Fun Activities To Do In Summer Vacation For Your Child! Check it out!
Food is always a treat, but make it with summer style. “Try your hand at making ice cream, and use the fruits of the season, peaches or strawberries, different fruit depending on where you live,” says parenting expert and psychologist Susan Newman, author of 'Little Things Long Remembered: Making Your Children Feel Special Everyday'. “Also, make pancakes and muffins with your kids. All things they’ll love.”
2. BIKE WITH BUDS
Got a crafty kiddo? Get active, get social, enjoy the warm weather, and allow your child’s creativity to run wild this summer. “Gather neighbours and friends, decorate bicycles and have a bicycle parade,” Newman says. You could hold one to mark the beginning and end of the season.
3.SHOP TILL YOU DROP
Your children will all probably need school supplies, so make it an event for each of them. “Make a big deal out of school shopping,” Newman says, “even if your child only needs paper and crayons for the upcoming year, not clothes. Have a mom-daughter or mom-son day, taking your child to lunch—and take one at a time if you have more than one kid, so each feels special.”
4.LURE THEM IN
“Take a bike ride as a family, with a lure at the end—maybe an ice cream cone or a picnic, visiting a special friend perhaps.” A scoop of chocolate ice cream, or a hug from grandma at the end of the ride, usually keeps a child pedaling.
5.STARE AT THE STARS
The great outdoors are made greater during the right kind of weather, so savour summer’s warm days and perfect nights. “Take blankets outside on a clear night and watch the stars before it gets too cold,” Newman says. See how many constellations your kids can spot, or point them out. See The Big Dipper? What about Orion? “Then, pitch tents for a night out in your backyard. Kids absolutely love that.”
“If you have a project started, finish it,” Newman says. “There won’t be time once school is back in session. Maybe it’s a treehouse, or a fence you were building with your child.” Or hey, actually make that birdhouse you were planning on ...
It’s an oldie, but a goodie: “Go fishing,” Newman says, emphasizing that it's the little things that matter most when summer days are coming to a close.
If you live near a river, this one’s a must: “Go tubing. That’s an absolute blast.” Great scenery as you soar through the rushing water with your kids? You’ll be exhausted by the end, but in the best way.
9.MAKE IT 'AWARDS SEASON'
“Have a Last Day of Summer Awards dinner, being sure every child gets something,” Newman says. “Maybe a new book for the child who reads the most, a bathtub toy for the best swimmer. All ages, from toddlers to teenagers, love this.” Do this yearly, and your kids will really get into it.
“Allow your child to invite all their friends. It can be really simple, just a backyard gathering.”
11.Play outside in the rain.
Smell the rain on the pavement; splash in puddles; make mud pies.
Go beyond the burgers. Try veggies or fish. The kids might like them more if they come off the grill!
13.Pack a picnic.
And plop down to eat it just about anywhere, at a free concert, in a state park or in your own backyard.
14.Rearrange the furniture.
Give the kids graph paper and have them draw out a plan first.
15.Invite friends over for a game night.
Have a kids' games table and an adult one too.