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7 Cool Summer Activities for the Whole Family

Sun’s shining, weather is sweet – time to get moving your feet!

We all know that, for kids, summer holidays are the best time in the whole school year. They enjoy long days, playing outside with their friends, having little adventures…until the dreaded day, they start to get bored. And, unfortunately, most kids do; they can’t amuse themselves all the time.

This can leave parents with a little anxiety – how are you going to keep them occupied?!

Luckily, we’ve made a handy list of cool summer activities for kids and the whole family. That way, you can keep your little monsters occupied while having some fun yourself!

  1. Go on a Camping Trip

You have to go camping with your kids at least once, even if you’re like, totally not a camping family. Take courage in the fact that even the most disastrous camping stories are usually very funny.

In all seriousness, camping can be a great experience for kids and grown-ups. You get to stay surrounded by beautiful nature in some wonderful places. It’ll help teach your young ones about sufficiency and the great outdoors.

  1. Take a Segway Adventure

Do you have a need for speed, and an equal need to laugh at someone else when they fall on their butt? Especially if that person is a member of your own family?

Then you should take a Segway adventure!

Guaranteed to be a fun family day out with lots of laughs, go off-road on Segways and enjoy whizzing through the outdoors at speed. Be advised – this is better for kids who are a little older.

  1. Have a Dip in The Pool

Summer is the best time to encourage a love of swimming in your kids – and you really should! Swimming is a great, gentle form of cardio that helps keep you fit and healthy, not to mention that children love it, and it does wonders to keep you cool on those hot summer days!

Go swimming with your kids and you’ll reap those amazing health benefits too while having fun with the whole family. Just make sure the pool has been cleaned with reputable Pentair sweepers for the best swim.

  1. Visit an Art Gallery

Want to talk about the “big topics” with your kids? This is one of the best ways to do it. Even those who are the biggest sourpusses when it comes to art will open up when you ask questions and talk with them about a piece.

Going to an art gallery is a great way to talk with your kids about history, love, life, the universe, and everything. If you want to find out what wacky ideas they have in their little heads, this is probably the best way to do it. And it’s the perfect choice for a cool day out after many sticky summer days.

  1. Go to a Butterfly House

You’ve got to be quite the miser not to enjoy a butterfly house. They’re miniature recreated rainforests, housing the most beautiful winged insect on the planet – what’s not to love?

Most kids, big and small, will be absolutely delighted in a butterfly house. The range of butterflies and the wild colors are really enchanting. This activity won’t take up an insane amount of time, but if it’s something you’ve never done with your kids – do it.

  1. Get Crafty

Make sure you have plenty of craft supplies in stock for one of those inevitable days you spend lounging around the house, only to hear one of your kids whine “I’m booooored”.

Bust their boredom with cool craft projects you, too, can get involved with. Have a box of collage supplies, which include copies of family photos to make a cool picture you’ll treasure forever. If you don’t want to prep for that, a box of paints will do, and if you want to up the ante, get some big paper and paint outside. Check out some of these woodworking projects for kids for some great starter ideas to keep your kids entertained and active!

    7. Go on a Nature Walk
Going on a nature walk is an excellent activity for the kids as 1. it’s free 2. you can do it anytime of the day. Take a walk in the park, stroll around your neighborhood, or visit a nearby garden. Make it more exciting by giving your kids a list of items to find while taking a stroll. Yes! You can turn this activity into a scavenger hunt and let them collect different kinds of flowers, leaves, rocks, or even small insects along their way. Once at home, help them review the things they collected. It would be awesome if they can discover parts of these items that cannot be seen by the naked eye using a kids microscope. This activity is a perfect way to get you and your kids active while enjoying and learning in the process.

Your kids will love it, and you’re guaranteed to have fun too!

1 comment

  1. These are great ideas! I would like to visit a butterfly house myself!


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