Worried about how you’ll entertain your kids this summer during the global pandemic? Don’t worry, there are plenty of fun activities that can keep kids engaged and entertained from the comfort of home. Here are three of the best ways to have fun with your kids during COVID-19.
- Camp in Your Backyard
Experience the thrills of nature from the comfort of home by having a night of camping in your own backyard. Set up a tent, and maybe even a small campfire, and spend the night outdoors, enjoying the sights, smells and sounds of nature. Think about how you can make the experience feel more authentic for your kids – roast hot dogs and marshmallows over the fire and tell stores as the sun’s light begins to fade away. Bug bite relief is a good thing to have on hand during and after your backyard camping trip – pesky critters can be found even in your own backyard, and it’s important to have appropriate relief available to keep everyone comfortable.
- Get Creative
If you’re looking for a productive way to spend time with the kids this summer, it’s a great idea to encourage them to get creative and explore an artistic passion or hobby. For children who have a great imagination, spend time this summer drawing and painting with your kids. If your child is more musically inclined, encourage them to practice a new instrument. You could even get creative in the kitchen, allowing your kids to help you recreate classic family recipes, or try a recipe that could become a new family favorite. You might just be surprised at the things they create!
- Get Exercise
Exercise is important for people of all ages. This summer, commit to keeping your kids active. Luckily, there are plenty of creative ways to exercise at home. Follow an online tutorial or take a virtual family fitness class to get your kids moving. You could even create your own obstacle course, giving you and your kids a challenge as you burn calories. Include a rock-climbing wall, rope swing, balance beam and plenty of other fun obstacles to make your course interesting and fun. Keeping your kids active and energized this summer will help the time go by quicker, and will keep your kids happy, too!
By following these tips, you’ll give your kids a memorable and fun summer in spite of the current challenges of everyday life.