While your children may want to spend their summer days sleeping in, playing video games, and surfing the web—as a parent you may be looking for positive ways to occupy their time, that requires a bit more motivation. Below are just a few ideas for how to keep your children active and motivated this summer.
A Fun Filled Class
While the last thing many kids want to do during the summer is more school or homework, they may be interested in taking a fun-filled class. This could be anything from graphic design, playing an instrument, cooking, painting, dancing, or acting. Taking a short-term class during the summer is a great way to try something new, which also has the potential to turn into an ongoing activity. Consider classes or workshops at your local community centers, summer camps, and local art studios.
A Day Outdoors
With modern electronics, children are simply spending too much time indoors. Summer is the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy the weather. Consider outdoor activities that you can do as a family, or that you children can do with their friends. Some great ideas are:
- Riding Bikes
- Roller Blading
- Playing Sports
- Water Sports
- Flying a Kite
- Playing Board Games
Join A Club
There are many clubs available for your children to join, just make sure you find one that peaks your children’s interests. Consider signing your kids up for a summer book club at your local library, extracurricular clubs, Girl Scouts, or Boy Scouts. Joining a club is an excellent way to make new friends outside of your child’s school district—or current social circle.
The ideas above are positive and fun ways that your children can fill their summer days—while still enjoying a well-deserved break from school.