kids summer activities

10 Fun Activities to Keep your Kids Busy this Summer

(NC) Activities during the summer months keep your kids from getting bored and create long-lasting memories. Make your way through this easy list to keep your little ones busy and having fun.

  1. Go for a nature walk. Along the way, you can grab some objects and make art using paint or by creating a collage.
  2. Get involved with a fundraiser. Fundraising is a great opportunity to provide tangible life skills for kids and a fun activity they can enjoy especially if they are helping other kids. Consider a campaign that sends children living with type 1 diabetes to Diabetes Canada’s medically supervised summer camp called D-Camps.
  3. Plant a garden. Whether you plant flowers or veggies, this is a great ongoing project where you can work together while learning the importance of healthy eating and preserving the environment at the same time.
  4. Visit a museum. Museums offer dynamic opportunities to explore new things and experiences, and they open children’s eyes to different ideas and perspectives.
  5. Plan a scavenger hunt. Turn your backyard into hours of fun with a scavenger hunt.
  6. Paint rocks. Collect dozens of rocks, then decorate them using paint, googly eyes, stickers and pipe cleaners.
  7. Fly a kite. Take the opportunity on the next windy day to teach your kids to fly a kite.
  8. Build an indoor fort. Gather up your campers, pillows and blankets and build an indoor fort. Get cozy with books and telling each other stories.
  9. Camp in your backyard. Grab sleeping bags, a tent and the kids and have a camping trip in your own greenspace.
  10. Go for a bike ride. Get some exercise in by going on a family bike ride.

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