Is the summer fast approaching? Parents, beware, because do you know that an average child will tell their parents ‘I am bored’ just ten days into their summer holidays. We are not just guessing this or saying for the sake of saying, but it has been proved by a detailed research that was carried on kids on summer vacations. Though your children might be craving for the long due summer break, but days into the holidays, they will soon run out of things to do. When this happens, the perplexed parents will have to hear the dreaded moans and cries more than four times a day. During this period, all parents tell their children that they have all the toys they ever wanted, and they should be enough to keep them entertained. Let us tell you, this isn’t the right answer. Summer is the time when your children are supposed to relax and enjoy while indulging in constructive activities at the same time. It is your responsibility to ensure this. So, if you are super confused and befuddled on how to go about the summer vacations planning procedure, let us walk you through some simple things to keep your bored kids entertained. All of the things we mention below can easily be carried out when the sun is burning hot outside and you don’t want your kids to go out.
There is no other activity that can tap into your child’s competitive streak and curiosity better than a treasure hunt. It does not only create competition among children and the urge to win, but it also helps bloom creative ability and thinking of them. Don’t worry about the mess, because every once a while, such kind of mess is good for the kids. If the weather is too hot, even inside, you can search an ice making machine for sale, so you can easily keep the children stocked up with an endless supply of ice lollies, popsicles and their favourite juices. Coming to the game, make one set of clues for every player. Keep in mind that the clues must be interesting, should have a theme and must lead from to another, and finally to the treasure. You can rhyme the clues so the kids can enjoy while reading and figuring them out. You can seal the clues in the envelopes with the clue numbers written on top, so it is easy to keep track of the treasure.
Create A Family Recipe Book:
It might sound like a far-fetched idea to you, but if you are foodies and your kids love to try out new recipes and food, summers are the best way to plan out. This activity works out best if your kids love to spend some time in the kitchen. You wouldn’t even have to convince them to take part in it, because they would love to. You can be as simple with the recipe book as you like or go fancy. Allow your budding cooks to concoct some recipes as per their preferences, or you can just sit together and pour in some ingredients to make a new recipe. You are totally under no obligation to cook them, but if you do that would be great. You can always look for a cheaper option from ice machine makers available for sale, and try out a new sort of popsicles to beat the heat.
King (or Queen) Of The Day:
This is a great way to reward your kids of all the hard work they have been putting with you throughout the summer. Sometimes you must relinquish control to stay in control, but we would advise you to perform this activity just once throughout the summer. Make your kid a king for the day, and the rest of the family members have to abide by their rules. If you have more than one child, you can reward the one who helped and stayed under control the most throughout their summer vacations.
If the heat gets too much and you are extremely lethargic, just relax in front of the TV with the kids and play their favourite shows or movies. Order their favourite food and have a party at home. No matter how hectic, the summer vacations are the best part of the year. Making it extra-special, why not turn it into a planned indoor picnic?