It’s summertime! The sun is blazing, the pandemic is still circulating, and most kids have been cooped up at home since March. Parents might have a hard time finding ways to keep their children entertained during the summer months, but this year has been especially challenging. In some parts of the country, summer camps remain closed, as well as community pools, playgrounds, indoor play spaces, extracurricular activities, etc.
It’s been a rough year for parents and children, both mentally and physically, as we continue to shelter-in-place from the virus and the hot summer sun. Thankfully, there are many virtual online programs available, but too much screen time is generally discouraged, so what else is there to do? Here are some easy and inexpensive summer activity ideas that will help to spice up your child’s summer in a fun and safe way!
Get Outside and Exercise!
Did you know? Kids and teens should get 60 minutes or more of moderate to vigorous physical activity daily? Toddlers and preschool children should play actively several times a day. If it’s not dangerously hot, try to get outside a few times a day to burn off energy. These suggestions can be done inside on those hotter days too!