Summer Activities on
a Budget – Ten things you can do with your Kids this Summer Vacation
July 20th, 2006
You might be counting the weeks until your children return back to
school. They have already enjoyed going off to summer camp and now they
are back looking for something to do. If your children are so bored,
you might want to try some of these things to do for the rest of the
summer to help get you through the last days of summer vacation.
Swimming. Check with you city for locations of a public swimming pool
or lake. If you have young children you can set up your own kiddy
swimming pool. Make sure to be careful for your child’s safety.
2. Watch a
movie as a family. Pick a family movie night. Rent a DVD movie that is
family friendly and make a bowl of popcorn for your own movie night at
3. Do some
fun learning games. It is never too late to teach your child, even in
the summer. If there is any kinds of games that your child can learn
from. It could be a board game, or a game of memory. It can be helpful
to work on school work at home, but make it fun and not as demanding as
regular school. They will be less likely to dispute learning if you
disguise it into a fun game. It can be very beneficial in preparing
your child for the next school year.
4. Do a
science experiment. This can amuse your child and they can have a
project to work on throughout the summer. You could have them collect
bugs for the summer. You could have them report everyday’s temperature
and weather. If you mix baking soda and vinegar together find out what
happens. There are endless science experiments your child can do for
hours of entertaining fun. Cooking projects could also become a science
experiment, as your kids learn how to measure. They can learn why bread
rises. Gardening can be a science project in the works too. Getting
your child involved with an on going project can be helpful from the
child getting bored.
a bike with your child. You can get outdoors too and you child will
love the fun of riding bike together as a family. Not only is riding
bike an inexpensive hobby, but you getting exercise at the same time.
If you don’t ride bike, take a walk together. Play catch, jump rope, or
ride scooter. Your child will love the time spent with you.
Stuff. Plan to make trips to your local public library this summer. If
they have a summer reading program you can have your child learn a
variety of subjects. You can encourage them to continue to read
throughout the summer and keep advancing their reading skills through
the summer. You might find that your child has a special interest that
will spark their interest into learning more. You can look up related
television programs on the subject matter to further educate your
child. You can also take a trip to a museum; you will find that if your
child is interested in a subject they will be thrilled to go to a
with crayons or markers with your child. Have them create a poster and
make it a family affair. Working together on an art project can be an
entertaining and memorable time for your kids. You can even paint
pictures together. Just spending time being creative is a great way to
spend summer vacation.
with their Grandparents. Spending time with their Grandparents can be a
great outing. They may even want to spend some time over at their
Grandparents, so long as Grandma and Grandpa are willing.
9. Tell them
a story. You can have a camp out night at your own house and sit around
and tell them a story. Tell your child about when you were young as
they will be willing listeners and will definitely want to hear more.
Fun! Give your child a chance to have fun in between all of your
activities with them. It is good to mix in a little free time with some
I am sure there are a bunch more fun and exciting things to do during
the summer months. Before you know it the kids will be going back to
school soon, so enjoy the rest of summer.
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