The summer holidays are just around the corner. It’s an exciting time for the kids as they’re breaking away from school for a much-needed break. But for parents, it can be a little on the stressful side!
Because keeping your kids entertained for the summer break isn’t always easy. Ideas can run short, and coming up with new ways to encourage them to have fun, may be in short supply.
A little bit of forward planning is key to a successful summer holiday. And it always helps to be forearmed with a few different entertainment options. So if you’re looking for inspiration, here are a few tips for entertaining kids in the summer holidays.
Entertain the kids by taking them on days out
If you’re looking for something the whole family will enjoy, schedule in a few days out. Getting outside is the perfect way to blow away the cobwebs and burn off excess energy. It’s also a great way to get in some sneaky education or discover a new passion. Check out the Day Out With The Kids website for a searchable list of days out, based on location or interest.
Kids craft ideas for the summer holidays
It doesn’t have to cost a lot of money to entertain the kids during summer. Crafting is a great way to keep the costs down, especially as they can get so much use out of any craft materials you buy. But if you’re looking for creative activity ideas, there are so many options to choose from.
If you’re looking for some outdoor fun, check out the 25 ideas over on the Andreas Notebook website. The sun print cards and acrylic paint sun prints are both excellent ideas, but I’m sure the kids will particularly enjoy creating the catapult painting and using the erupting chalk paints!
Ideas to keep the kids entertained during any rainy days
The beauty of crafting is it can be easily done inside, making it a perfect activity for when it’s raining. The Good Housekeeping website has a range of crafts for elementary-aged kids, including cute seashell crabs and crafty garlands. It’s also worth checking out Hobbycraft’s website too - especially the cone giraffes and minion stones! Whilst over on the Happiness Is Homemade website, you will find 25 quick and easy craft ideas that can be done in under 30 minutes.
But why not opt to use the rainy day as inspiration for your crafting? The Creative Family Fun website has a range of rain-themed craft ideas to try out. You could also try embracing the rain and going out in it to create something. The Verywell Family website suggests having fun with puddles, both for fun and educational purposes. Ideas include floating tiny boats and creating a chalk-based rainbow to see how the rain interacts with the colours.
The summer holidays are nearly here, but you’ll never run out of entertainment ideas if you follow the ideas above. Work your way through them all, and as a bonus, don’t forget to download our keepsake printable! Simply print it off and let your kids colour it in. You’ll be able to download a copy here.