Summer is here! School is out, the kids are home, and like many parents, you’re probably looking for something to keep them occupied that isn’t screen time. While this task may seem daunting and near impossible in today’s world, it does not have to be! We’ve come up with 5 simple and easy kid-friendly summer activity ideas. Read on to learn more!
Visit the library.
There’s nothing better than taking your kids to visit the local library during their summer break! Not only is it a great way to keep them occupied without having to use screen time, but it is also a fantastic way to encourage reading. Check out this list of libraries right here in Lee County to plan your next trip!
Go on a scavenger hunt.
A scavenger hunt is another great summer activity to keep your kids occupied and off of screen time. The scavenger hunt could take place indoors, outdoors, or even both! You can keep it as simple as you want or get as creative as your want. You could even challenge your children to make one up for you. Either way, a scavenger hunt can provide endless amounts of summer fun!
Build a fort.
Building a fort is a timeless activity that will keep your kids occupied for hours this summer! They could build a fort and use it as a place to read, play make-believe, or even watch a movie when screen time is allowed. Let them get as creative as they want! Pillows, sheets, and blankets can all be cleaned up and put away at the end of the day but the fort-building memories that will be made are priceless!
Cook or bake a new recipe.
Cooking or baking a new recipe is another great kid-friendly summer activity! It’s also a great way for everyone to spend time together. They could help cook breakfast for the entire family or cookies for dessert after dinner one night during the week. They will love getting to try something new and may even pick up a new hobby that they love!
Playing dress-up is a great way for your kids to use their imaginations! They could dress-up and pretend to be pirates, princesses, or some other kind of fairytale character. Dress-up provides endless options and amounts of fun! It’s a great summer activity that is sure to keep them off of electronics for a little while.
Summertime is one of the most fun times of the year but keeping kids occupied and off of screen time isn’t always the easiest thing in the world! We hope that these 5 kid-friendly summer activity ideas are helpful for you and your little ones during this year’s summer break. If you’re looking for more ideas, don’t worry! We have 5 more coming later this month so be sure to stay tuned. To read more of our blogs, check out our website today!