If your little ones usually spend hours inside, glued to their tablet or games console, then it is time for you to take good old-fashioned fun back into your own hands. Remember your own childhood, when you spent hours playing outdoors with your friends? Then why not make sure that your own little darlings have the same wholesome and fun experience too? From enjoying arts and crafts activities in the great outdoors to planning a family day out or even doing up your own backyard, you can make the most of the warm, summer weather and spend hours enjoying time with your entire clan, without having to spend a fortune either.
Out and about
Now that the weather is better, there is no excuse why you cannot get out and about with your entire family. Pack up the car, get your kids to help you plan and prepare a healthy picnic, and set off to your local, national park or the beach for the day. You could also consider creating your own scavenger or treasure hunt in your local park and get your kids and their friends to follow the clues until they find the prize at the end. If your children love cooking, then be sure to get them involved in cooking up some tasty summer treats such as yogurt ice pops or even preparing a range of kebabs for a home cookout – why stay indoors, when you can have so much more fun if you get out and about?
If you have a large family or several younger kids, then you may want to keep your fun a bit more sedate and under control by making the most of what you have to offer in your own backyard. Be sure to consider cleaning down the swing set so that your little ones can burn off that excess energy. You could also borrow a projector and plan a backyard movie night, where you can invite friends and family to join in the fun also. Finally, make sure that you consider planning a summer sleepover under the stars for your slightly older kids, or even hold your very own campfire, ideal if you want to enjoy some family bonding time and homemade smores. You do not need to spend a fortune, just make the most of what you already have at home and to hand.
If you have a large family, or kids with tons of energy, then it can be tricky planning activities to keep them entertained and busy. So, why not get your kids outdoors and take them away from their tablets or smartphones? Be sure to pack up your car and plan a variety of fun family days out, to ensure that your little ones can explore and have new adventures. While if you have younger kids, then there is a lot of fun to be had from your own backyard, all you need is a sense of adventure and to get organized. Your kids will soon want to spend more time outdoors than inside.