Keeping Your Kids Busy with Summer Break Activities
Having the children home during summer break can be exciting yet draining. Keeping the kids busy and occupied is sometimes an impossible task. Instead of resorting to screen time, here are some summer break activities to do with your children to keep them busy and happy all summer long.
Go to the Beach
Living in Tampa Bay has its perks! The beaches that Tampa Bay has to offer are world-renowned. The beach is a great place to bring your children for a day filled with fun and excitement. Sandcastles, body-surfing, and hunting for shells are only a few of the free/inexpensive ways to please your children while giving them a day to remember.
Summer Break Activities: Go to New Parks
Did you know that Tampa Bay is home to over 190 different parks! While each park offers different amenities, there is something for everyone! Whether it’s the playgrounds, picnic stations, hiking trails, or recreational activities, your child is sure to find a park that they love! Some of the most popular parks in Tampa Bay are Ballast Point Park, Cypress Point Park, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, etc.
Bringing your children to the library offers them so much potential to meet new friends, learn more about something they enjoy, or even participate in library activities. Many local libraries offer summer reading programs for children. These programs offer arts and crafts, read-aloud storytelling, shows, and more. Given that children can open their own library cards, bringing the little ones to the library is also a great way to teach them some responsibility.
Arts and Crafts: Fun Summer Break Activities
There are plenty of DIY projects for your child to do during those long summer months. Many projects only involve a few simple supplies. Twig planters are an easy project to keep your children productive and busy! Start by gathering some twigs from outdoors and then helping your child clean and cut them according to the height of the chosen plant container. Then, just glue the twigs to the plant container and dress them up with some paint, stickers, decals, or some yarn! Lastly, plant some fresh seeds in some soil, pick some flowers from outside, or buy some fresh flowers from the supermarket and insert them in your new twig planter!
There are so many ways for your child to get creative and imaginative when it comes to DIY arts and crafts. Let them create something that they are passionate about this summer!
Whether it’s going out to the movies or having a movie night in, it’s a great way to keep the kids happy with some great entertainment. Summertime in Florida means lots of thunderstorms and bored kids. The movies are a great way to spend some quality time with them and enjoy some popcorn!
One Final Takeaway
Make this summer one to remember for your children. Whether it’s arts and crafts, going to the park, beach, library, or the movies, the children will have a blast enjoying some time away from school relaxing this summer break.