Parents look forward to summer as it signals the beginning of school vacations and is a time to relax and unwind. But, how do you tell bored kids to do nothing but relax? There are a lot of ideas that will not only entertain your kids and keep their boredom at bay but will also not burn a hole in your pocket.
According to the article, Guide to visiting national parks with kids by Suzi Milovanovic, published in SheKnows in 2010, national parks can be the perfect getaway for both bored kids and their parents. With so many national parks spread all over, visitors will be spoilt for choice. All you need is a pair of good hiking shoes, medical supplies and some food, and your kids will have the time of their lives.
Care has made a list of activities that are not only simple but also inexpensive that can make summer fun for kids. Some of these include:
• Volunteering at an NGO or a nature centre
• Visiting the beach and collecting shells
• Make a fort using cardboard boxes
• Go on a picnic
• Have a water balloon fight
• Go biking on a chosen trail
The temperature may be on the rise and all your kids may want to do is to play indoors, but with these simple activities, summer will be a fun one for kids. To know more about other ways to make summer fun for kids, flip through the pages of this ClipBook.
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