(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.
- Go for a nature walk. Along the way, you can grab some objects and make art using paint or by creating a collage.
- 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.
- 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.
- Visit a museum. Museums offer dynamic opportunities to explore new things and experiences, and they open children’s eyes to different ideas and perspectives.
- Plan a scavenger hunt. Turn your backyard into hours of fun with a scavenger hunt.
- Paint rocks. Collect dozens of rocks, then decorate them using paint, googly eyes, stickers and pipe cleaners.
- Fly a kite. Take the opportunity on the next windy day to teach your kids to fly a kite.
- 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.
- Camp in your backyard. Grab sleeping bags, a tent and the kids and have a camping trip in your own greenspace.
- Go for a bike ride. Get some exercise in by going on a family bike ride.
Find more information on the diabetes fundraiser at putasqueeze.ca.