We’ve set up a family friendly activity guide with inspiration on how to stay busy and relatively sane for the next few weeks of summer. If you have kids then you know how easily irritable they can get when they haven’t been active. To combat any troubles and tantrums we’ve created a list of activities you could partake in over the summer.
Have you ever wondered who originally lived in your home, or what the land used to be before it was built into houses? Why don’t you take an educated trip down memory lane and look into the history of your hometown. You could visit the local museums or the library, take a stroll along the public footpaths, or visit websites with interesting facts that you may have never been aware of.
Do a nature trial around the local community and see what beautiful things you can find. You can even print of some scavenger hunt lists for your children to follow and collect bits and bobs such as green leaves, big sticks, and pretty flowers.
If the sun is hiding behind the clouds you could always opt to stay home for the day and create your own memory boxes. A simple cardboard or wooden box can be transformed into something magical with just a splash of paint, sequins and glitter. You can flick through old photographs or find sentimental crafts and titbits to add to the box.
Painting is a sure thing for children to get involved in, probably because it usually requires a lot of mess. To stop your house looking like the first 10 minutes of Extreme Makeovers: Home Edition, take this activity outside. You can ask your children to pick something special from the garden to draw or paint, you could even head to your local park for even more inspiration.
Come Dine With Me
Why not plan a family dinner with your kids? You can work together to create a simple 3 course menu, cook the meals as a team, and then serve together. You could hand out the homemade menus to the rest of your family and ask for the washing up to be done as payment.
Volunteering at a festival that’s close to home can be loads of fun and it also teaches children the importance of volunteer work. Getting behind the scenes at these fabulous events can help children learn about work prospects and how things need to be done to create a successful work environment. If you don’t have any festival coming up close by, you could pop in to your nearest charity shop and see if they need a helping hand.
Tops That Are Tie-Dye For
If you’re interesting in volunteering at a local festival then tie dye t-shirts are a festival must have. Why not create some beautifully bright tie dye clothing to wear when your helping out this summer? It’s super easy to do and you can experiment with different colours and patterns.
Back Garden Glastonbury
If big crowds aren’t your thing, you could set up a mini festival in the comfort of your own home. Don some fancy festival attire, including whacky hairstyles, glitter and sequins,and wellingtons and head to the garden. Rain or shine, the show must go on. Create a party playlist, you could even ask your children to put on their own show as a headline act. If you’re willing to go the extra mile you could set up camp outside with a tent and some outdoor sleeping bags.
Blogging is becoming increasingly popular amongst the parenting community. It’s a great way of getting great ideas for days out with the family, sharing memories, and becoming apart of the parent blog online community. If you don’t want to go public with your family blog posts you can set it to private and keep it for family eyes only. It’s a brilliant alternative to Facebook and other social media platforms that could be deemed intrusive or not personal enough.
If You Go Down To The Woods…
A family classic is the teddy bear’s picnic. Pack your picnic food, your blanket, and your favourite teddy and set out for some essential family time.