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7 Ideas to Keep Kids Occupied Over Summer

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Summer is here! And while kids are excited, parents are trying to find creative ways to keep them engaged. Check out some cool ideas below. At the end of the day, spending quality time with your kids is always a win- win.


1. Explore the Explorer in Your Child

Surprise your child with your old digital camera or telephone with a camera in it.

Let them record the world trough their eyes, making snapshots of their room, toys, neighborhood or the nearby forest.

When inspiration is needed, you can give them assignments they have to fulfill.

You will be amazed of the perspective on subjects kids can have.


2. Have a Dinner Show

This is one of the best ideas to keep kids occupied during summer break.

Gather all the children of the neighborhood for the biggest dinner show of the street.

Let kids decide what acts they want to perform, belly dancing, play backing their favorite group or performing on their music instruments.

For weeks the children will be together, making the program and rehearsing.

All parents can have a barbecue during the finale.


3. Involve Them in Collective Art

Kids like to be creative.

Mostly a big sheet of paper and a few cans of paint will keep them busy for hours.

If painting gets boring, get them to glue extra objects on the paper.

Let them collect the objects yourself.

Give them a bag and after an hour your children will come home with bottle caps, leaves and who knows what.


4. Send Them to a Summer Camp

This is one of the most obvious ideas to keep kids occupied during summer break, but an effective one.

Summer camps are an unforgettable experience for kids.

Playing outside, having fun and making new friends from all over the country.

5. Host Neighborhood Olympics

Physical exercise is very important.

Stimulate a competition by setting up some Olympic sports.

This can be as easy as sprinting, throwing a rock or heavy ball as far as you can and see who can jump the longest distance.


6. Send Them to a Summer Course

Find out what your kids are interested in and send them to a summer course to hone their skills in that area.

Not only will they enjoy it, they will learn something new.


7. Let Your Kids Decide

Let your kids be a part of the decision-making process instead of making their decision for them about how they should spend their summer break.

Not only will it make your kids confident about following their dreams, they will also know that you are supportive.

These 7 ideas to keep ids occupied during summer break are some of the best you will find.

Use one or more and you will find that your kids have thoroughly enjoyed their summer break and have learned a lot, too.