Summer is quickly approaching! Those precious children of yours are getting ready for their last days of school. Whether you are a Children’s Minister, babysitter, or parent, we want to give you some ideas on how to keep the kids around you active during the summer. Get ready for a summer where the words “I’m bored” are never spoken!
-Limit TV/video game time! During the school year, kids love to spend time after school playing video games. That time is normally limited by the fact that they spend most of their day in school. Be careful not to let all of their free time be spent sitting on the couch!
-Have a party for no reason. Every kid loves parties! Invite over their friends and do something fun. If you can’t justify having a party for no reason, here are some holidays that you could celebrate:
- June 1: National Say Something Nice Day
- June 17: National Flip Flop Day
- June 25: Backyard Campout Day
- July 15: Gummy Worm Day
- July 17: National Ice Cream Day
*You can find more unusual holidays by searching for “random summer holidays”!
-Exercise. If you already have a gym routine, plug your kids into that!
-Plan something special for your kids to do every week. Even if it’s just going to the park, give them something to look forward to. Hype it up and they will love it!
-Take your kids out into the community to volunteer. There will always be food or clothing that needs help sorting or elderly people that need company. Kids are great with opportunities like that and it automatically gets them thinking service-minded.
What are some of your favorite summer activities to do with kids?