This summer is looking like it’s going to be another wonderful one in terms of the weather. As always, we’ll need to make sure we keep our skin protected and ensure we’re making the most of the vitamin D! 2020 was a strange time filled with staying at home, and it looks as though this year might still be a case of keeping this kind of behaviour. With that said, there are plenty of things we can all do at home in order to keep ourselves happy and occupied. If you have kids around and want to keep their brain stimulated with a few fun things, then here are six wonderful ideas:
Board Games In The Sun
While board games have been around for a while, it doesn’t mean they’re going to go away anytime soon. Board games are great as they not only test the brain but they provide the right kind of competition for everyone. They’re able to be played outside in the sun where everyone can feel the benefit of the heat and the vitamin D while they take part. Chess is obviously the most popular for all ages, but you could also play a little Scrabble, Monopoly, and Cluedo!
Sports will always be popular. For kids, running around and chasing the ball or hitting balls with cricket bats or hockey sticks will never be boring. Doing these things in the sun is what childhoods should be about. If they’re not fond of the likes of Football, Hockey, or anything like that, then perhaps a trampoline might work for them! Maybe a small swimming/paddling pool could give them a workout.
Kids will always want to delve into creative aspects of life – their impressionable mind will be curious enough. So, if you encourage them, then they won’t have much of a problem with painting, making music, writing, crafts, reading, and all kinds of other activities. Whether they’re in the living room or the backyard, it’ll be fun for them.
Video Games Tournaments
Video games have become such an important method of entertainment in this day and age. They’re not just joysticks and pads that should be mashed – they need brainpower and skill. Video games might still be quite taboo in some households, but they’re great for growing the cognitive and teamwork skills of children.
Create A Fort Or Treehouse
Kids see these kinds of things on TV shows and movies all of the time. Sometimes, recreating these kinds of things isn’t feasible due to the lack of vegetation in the garden – or a lack of space. If you have the means and space, however, then why not give it a go? It could be a fun little summer project you do on the weekends and weekday evenings.
Decorate The Garden
Not every kid is going to be into gardening and doing up the house, but this creative side is locked inside a lot of children. They see something bland and want to add their own style to it. Why not do something like this with them? You could unleash a wonderfully creative mind.