Fun summer activities for kids and teens!

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Summer vacation is right around the corner so that means kids will be home trying to find fun things to do. Many parents are trying to find vigorously things that are fun for the kids/teens so that they don’t get bored.

In this generation kids time is composed with electronics, such as, cellphones and video games which in essence could keep them reserved for hours perplexed on a screen which in my opinion isn’t good for the eyes. As parents we want to find ways to incorporate some aerobics and strengthening exercises to their daily routine especially in the summer.

  1. Make a summer bucket list of exciting activities

Summer can feel like one long, hot, dull stretch for kids and teens, no matter how much they look forward to being out of school. Make a “bucket list” of activities they want to do this summer to keep things intriguing.

Crossing things off the bucket list can be an exciting way to keep the kids motivated into keep doing the fun activities.

2. Water-based enjoyment is a great way to beat the heat.

Summer time is the perfect time for water activities. Especially in my state in Florida our summers are like 80-90 degrees so going to the water park or the beach is an awesome way to cool off for the moment.

For younger kids, fun activities, such as, water balloon fight, water slide and the list goes on that fun water based activities can be achieved at home. As for teenagers, the waterpark is quite fun and going to the beach is loads of fun.

3. Organize it as a family even

Incorporating family events in the summer is an awesome way to spending time with them and getting to know of what fun things they love to do in the summer. Things that are similarly to family bike ride, morning or evening walk, game night, movie night, and making dinner together. Just about anything that sounds fun that everyone can do together and at the same time brings the family together because you know that once you have teenagers they want to spend their spare time in their rooms or with friends so finding time with teenagers is an awesome to stay connected with your children and family.

4. Create an obstacle course in your backyard.

Having an obstacle course in your backyard could be a great experience especially for the children to have. It doesn’t have to be a top ninja obstacle course just something that’s affordable to make and fun.

You can try:

  • Hula hoops
  • Hopscotch
  • Jump ropes
  • Push-ups, jumping jacks, and other bodyweight exercises
  • Appropriately sized rocks for jumping over or moving from one side of the yard to the other
  • Water balloons
  • Toe touches and other stretches

5. Establish a weekly or nightly family ritual.

The best aspect about starting a new, active family tradition is that it can take many different shapes. You could undertake one of the mentioned activities on a regular basis, but here are some other suggestions:

  • Plan a family hike, walk or run in the evening.
  • Go for a walk or bike ride after dinner each night.
  • Commit to a weekly, or bi-weekly, weekend camping trip.
  • Take a day trip to somewhere new — with so many options for day trips in Florida, there’s bound to be something everyone can agree on!

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