Summer vacation is fun for children. That’s why we brought this blog as an activity guide for summer vacation just for you. By the time you will reach the end of this blog you will understand that vacation can be fun for children as well as you. Without further ado let us see an activity guide for summer vacation.
How to make summer vacation fun for children? An activity guide for summer vacation.
Summer vacation = A family trip!
An awaited family trip is a much necessary break. In the whole year, children go through many ups and downs. We think that children never get stressed out. But that is not true at all. They have their problems. They also need a break away from home. They wait for their parents’ special time just for them. Children also feel like having family time.
Every summer vacation, it is a good idea to have a family trip. A trip which includes just the family people. So it should be a rule in the house to have a family holiday in summer vacation. You can go anywhere in your country or a foreign country. Have a family trip for at least a week or a two. Summer vacation’s family trip builds a bond between the family.
Let them stay in touch with their friends during summer vacation.
A typically two weeks summer vacation can be boring for children. Make sure that you make it interesting for them. What is better than friends on vacation. Your children always meet their friends during school time. In school time they meet each other mostly for school work. During the vacation, they will meet as friends. That will help them create long-term friendships. This will build a strong foundation of friendship. They will have lifetime memories.
Plan a surprise summer party at the beach where you surprise them with their friends joining in. That way they will be happy about your surprise as well. Also, plan night outs for your children and their friends. Give them alone time. This will add such fun to their summer vacation. Think about it!
Summer vacation camping.
There are special camps carried out everywhere for children. Especially summer vacation camps all around the country. These camps include a lot of fun activities for children of all age groups. The activities can include anything from fun games to mind games. These activities can develop your child’s mind differently. The people in these camps are specially trained to develop children’s minds to work in the time of difficult situations.
These camps are safe for the children. Your children will get to meet new people. They will make new friends for a lifetime. This will also create a lifetime of memories for them. Camping can make the summer vacation a fun period for children. Think about it!
Time for their hobbies.
The whole academic year becomes stressful for your children. You need to understand that their hobbies are important as well. They need to maintain their hobbies. Summer vacation is the best period for practicing their hobbies. A person needs to be creative as well. The world has changed now. They can also make a career out of a hobby. For example, if your child loves to play an instrument, the summer vacation will allow them to practice it. By that time they might realize that their hobbies can also lead them to their careers.
You have to encourage them to practice their hobbies as well. According to research if a person does what he loves then there are fewer chances of depression in his life. So let your children do what they love. What could be the best period other than summer vacation to practice their hobbies? Right? This will also decrease their screen time.
Studying about the Universe.
Now if you think that this is a stupid thing then let me tell you one thing that it is not. Studying the places- Earth, our Milkyway Galaxy, and Universe is great fun. If you let them know the mysteries of the universe then nothing would be as fun as studying about the Universe during the summer vacation. You will be shocked as well to learn about the fun facts of the Universe with them.
Trust me, these things are never taught in school as well. You can also find different platforms for making them realize the fun facts about the Universe. The platforms such as Google, Wikipedia, YouTube, or books. What if by learning about the Universe they develop it as a hobby and make a career out of it. Go buy some instruments for them, show them our stars and let them know about our Sun. Doesn’t this sound fun?
Maintaining a daily journal.
Research shows that people who maintain a daily journal are the most sorted ever. This habit can develop on their own but after a certain age. So why not you as parents help your children to build this habit from childhood itself. If you start maintaining a daily journal then they might develop it as well. Because a habit is grown mostly by looking at a person doing it. Children generally copy their parents. So show them exactly how you want them to be.
A daily journal can include anything from writing about the day to writing how you feel about things? It can also include a habit of preparing for the next day, a day before. You can also make them write about a list of things they want to do in life. Or you can make them write letters to their future self. How cool would that be when they will read a letter from their younger version when they grow up?
Teach them to love their planet.
We are always busy in our rat race. And prepare our children for the same. But in this rat race, we forget that we are on this planet as humans and we have to give our next generations a better planet. This can happen only by teaching children to love their planet. They should understand the resources of our Earth belong to our Earth. Summer vacation is the best period to teach them to love their planet.
The whole year children are busy with their studies. We forget to teach them the importance of our Earth. Make them understand that they need to keep their planet a clean place. Practically show them that it is not good to litter here and there. Ask them to help at least three people in the summer vacation who are in need. This way children will understand the importance of living in peace. They will understand the people around them. This task can help your children to be better human beings. This can develop their character in itself.
We all can see the effects of human pollution on earth. Within some centuries we have created a global problem which is global warming. This needs to be addressed because we want our children to live on a better planet. So let’s teach the importance of planting trees this summer vacation. Let them realize that planting trees is as important as breathing oxygen. Give them the task of planting 10 trees in the nearby area. This will also add a fun part and include learning for a lifetime in the summer vacation.
Develop their reading habits during summer vacation.
Reading is a good habit. But this habit shouldn’t be on screen. In the vacation teach your children the actual way of reading as we used to do in our childhood. Let them practically go to the library, take a book, and read the pages. This will add different fun in the summer vacation period. Also, this will make them learn new things. It will also develop a good reading habit.
Teach them survival skills in summer vacation.
The covid-19 outbreak taught us one thing that we cannot be sure of a normal life. We need to be prepared for any danger out there. We also need to prepare our children for this. For this, we can prepare our children with basic survival skills.
These skills can include cooking, living on plant-based foods, fighting, or staying in the worst conditions. Some of these are extreme but these can be needed at any point in life. Basic skills like cooking or fighting should be taught to our children regardless of their gender. Summer vacation is the best period for teaching them all the survival skills. Also, teach them how to live without a luxurious life or money. Let them learn that happiness can be found without all these things.
Summer vacation can be fun for children. Let’s try to make it!