10 Best Summer Activities for Kids During School Holidays

10 Best Summer Activities for Kids During School Holidays

School holidays are right around the corner, which means the little ones suddenly have plenty of time on their hands! It’s an endless struggle to find activities that entertain those eating machines – seriously, where does all their energy come from? Here are 10 of the best summer activities for kids during the school holidays. We’ve broken it down into outdoor and indoor activities.

 

Outdoor activities

1. Water balloon battles

Pick a nice hot day, grab some balloons and fill them up with water. I’m sure the next part doesn’t need explaining! This can be a really fun and cheap way for your kids to spend time outside with their friends. Just make sure they don’t play too close to the house!

 

2. Go camping… in the backyard

Camping is fun and all, but have you ever tried it in your backyard? Trust us, your kids will love it! Set up a tent in your backyard, grab some pillows, blankets, games and snacks and spend the night stargazing with the family. You can thank us later.

 

3. Go on a picnic

A picnic can be a great way to spend some time outside with the family. Is there a lake or park recently that you’d love to visit? Grab your picnic blanket, basket and a homemade lunch and go make some memories!

 

4. Fruit picking

Plenty of farms these days will let you fill a bucket with as many berries or fruits as you physically can. Fruit picking is another cheap and easy way to spend time with the kids outdoors. Just don’t forget to pack sunscreen!

 

5. Geocaching

Ever heard of Geocaching? It’s an activity that thousands of people all around the country participate in every week. Geocaching works by using a GPS-enabled device to find items hidden in secret locations. There’s plenty of communities, and apps you can download to get started right away. Alternatively, you can hide your own treasure!

 

Indoor Activities

Sometimes even during summer, we get the occasional rainy day, but that shouldn’t stop you from having fun! Here are 5 of the best indoor summer activities for kids during the school holidays.

6. Make a treasure/scavenger hunt

There are hundreds of ways to hide treasure inside your home for the kids. Grab some lollies or small toys and hide them throughout the house – just don’t forget where you put them. Then, let your kids run wild!

 

7. It’s time to bake!

You don’t need many ingredients to bake a cake. It’s also not that hard, so even your little ones can join in. Why not take it a step further and turn it into a competition! The best part is, you get to eat cake at the end!

 

8. Board games, board games and more board games

There are countless board games for all ages these days and you probably have a dozen or so collecting dust in your cupboards. Go and find them (yes, all of them), choose your kids’ favourite ones and create some happy memories!

 

9. Make a time capsule

This is a great opportunity to capture memories that you and your kids will cherish forever. So, here’s how it’s done. Choose some containers and start decorating them. Then, gather things like newspaper clippings, certificates/ribbons from sports days, art projects and more. Lastly, ask your kids to write a note to their future self and place everything inside the container. Choose a place to bury your time capsule and a date in the future to dig it back up. Years later, you and your children will open the time capsule and reminisce on all the memories you created together.

 

10. Make some homemade popsicles

Summer can sometimes get so hot that you need to stay indoors. Aircon is one way to stay cool, but enjoying some homemade popsicles is another! All you need are popsicle sticks, some juice or a tasty beverage and a tray or mould to make them in. Experiment with different ingredient combinations to make some unique tasty treats!

 

We hope this list of the 10 best summer activities for your kids during school holidays has been helpful. Now it’s time to make their summer an unforgettable one!

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