Keeping Kiddos Busy During Summer

All parents have to worry about their children when it comes to having their kids at home during the summer. Finding enough for them to do is just one of the many problems but you also have to deal with extra stress that comes with having them around more once school is out. I have asked so many parents for activities for kids to take part in to fill their days that are fun and where they can learn.


Luckily, there are several ways in which you can keep kids busy during the summer and not spend exorbitant amounts of cash. I know that my kids don’t really care what they are doing as long as they are engaged and can be around other kids that are of the same age. I am the type of parent that believes summers should be filled with adventures, play times, lots of learning, and an all-around blast. The following are just some of the ways that you can keep your kids occupied during the summer months that won’t bore them. Not only will your kids love these, but so will you!


Planning Relay Races

Children playing sack race

Racing through tunnels and hopping with jumping sacks is a fun way to plan races that keep them so active during the summer season. There are products that you can buy for racing that kids can use to enhance their imaginations when playing. These tunnels are great for day or night and you can even set them up as a part of an obstacle course for an added layer of fun and excitement. You can even set it up in such a way that you can break it up into groups and make it a challenge for the entire family or even neighbors. Take turns, grab a referee and prepare for hours of fun for your kids and possibly the entire neighbourhood.


Playing Poolside

Picture of kids swimming with their mother

Investing in a portable pool is another way in which your kids are guaranteed hours of fun. There are big floats that you can buy that are not that expensive and can hold up to 3 or 4 people at a time so your kids can drift in the pool. Kids will really love floating around and there are many companies that have made models that are versatile enough to work for any type of household. You can find these almost anywhere from Sam’s Club to Target, Walmart to Amazon.


The Art of Engineering


You can trick your kids into education even during the summer with games that stimulate them with STEM activities. Some companies offer architecture and engineering games that include planks and creative structures to make them focus and think outside the box. There are also other companies that include dinosaurs, minerals, fossils, bugs, and more that open them up for discussion and also provides hours and hours of adventure that kids will absolutely love.


Incorporate any of these ideas and I am sure that your children will look forward to the summer months even more than usual!