Summer for Kids

When it comes to keeping your kids occupied during their summer break from school, there are plenty of fun summer activities for them to do outdoors that’ll keep them active and happy!

Fruit Picking

There are a number of “pick your own” farms dotted around the country. To save on labor costs, these farms work on the basis that you’ll pick your own fruit when you buy it. This is often a great way to get cheap fruit, and very healthy for your kids!

This can make for an excellent day out in the summer, and you can help use it as an educational tool by teaching them about the kinds of fruits they’ll be picking beforehand. You can even get them involved in cooking a meal with the fruit afterward! Continue reading

Although it may be summer, that doesn’t always mean that the weather is nice enough to spend time outside!

Rainy days can often be difficult, when the kids are cooped up and don’t know what to do with themselves. Some fun summer activities for kids on a rainy day include:

Baking

Kids usually enjoy helping you to make something that they’ll enjoy eating at the end of it!

You can try baking some cakes and get their help measuring and mixing. This is a great chance to teach them some new skills.

Or, you can get them involved in dinner, by making a pizza together, for example, with their favorite toppings! Continue reading

Have you ever heard your teen say that he or she is bored? During the summer you may hear more of the same. Devise craft ideas to help stop the boredom and even create a new hobby for your teens.

You may feel that summer crafts are only for little kids, but teens can benefit from activities that engage their hands as well as their minds.

During the summer, all that information they learned at school the previous year seems to leak out little by little until they are starting again when the new educational year rolls around.

Summer crafts can help put that brain to work. Here are some ideas that you can use. Maybe your kids will think of a few of their own.

Teens are older so they can handle more complex activities. Creating things from your hands give your teen a sense of pride and confidence in their abilities. Start by asking your teen about their interests. You can create or search for craft ideas on that topic. Continue reading

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