Summers are here. It gets prickly/ hot in summers and then the school close and your peaceful haven is now a chaotic hub with your little ones complaining all the time, how bored they are. It is best to plan activities /trips to keep them engaged. While you are wondering what to plan, here our are top suggestions;
Nothing beats a summer holiday with family.
Camping: Give them an experience to grow up and come face to face with the wilderness. Let them live in the nature and learn to fend for themselves. What better but to enrol them for a summer camping trip. If you are not comfortable sending them alone then there are lots of Mom and kid camps or family camps happening. Some options are; Big Red Tent, Pugmark etc.
An international holiday: Nothing teaches and adds to your kid’s knowledge than actually visiitng the place. So plan your holidays in such a way that they get to explore the fun places and get to know the history too. So while you take them to the theme parks, do squeeze in the Natural history museums and Science museum tours in the day. You will be surprised the next time (irrespective of their age) they see a picture of the Big Ben, they will identify with it so well and have a history of their own to share.
Explore your own country and it’s culture: While we do suggest International holidays as world should be our canvas, our own country’s culture is so diverse. The North is so different from the South and Eastern part remains unexplored. Recently when I was looking out for my own vacation, I saw some outstanding pictures of Gulmarg and that beauty is untouched. So maybe a Leh/Ladakh, Wildlife in Kaziranga and Jim Corbett, Andaman & Nicobar islands.
All kids love Grandparents and Grandparents love them back. What more can you ask? It’s a perfect match. I remember all my fun times at my grandmom’s place. The food, the play and the pampering form some of my best childhood memories. Plus the kids get to learn so much from them.
Not this is not outdoor camping but a concept hugely popular now. With different art and craft activities for younger kids, to the theatre( Prithvi theatre if you’re in Mumbai) to Robotics and science explorations for the elder ones, summer camps are a great option to keep them engaged. They will teach your kid a new life skill and keep them actively engaged for a few hours. For some upcoming camps in your city check this Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore.
Do it Yourself
Our kids have huge reservoir of energy and are also creatures of routine. So when the schools are off, they have an abundance of it and if you don’t plan well for them they might just burn you out. So if you haven’t planned any outings or summers camps for them. Then it’s best to plan some fun creative activities as suggested by Charu Mahesh for them .
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Hope we leave you brimming with ideas and your kids have an awesome summer this year 🙂
Another fantastic post..kudos to you.
Prerna Sinha says
Thank you Aditi 🙂
ROBERT LEE says
I think outdoors and nature are the best considering we live in urban areas. That would be different if say a family lives in provinces, when visiting the city looks appealing to them.
Himanshi Lydia Singh says
Cool and a very useful article Prerna for we parents who don’t know what to do with their kids on holidays. well..I have really been contemplating about city site seeing for long. And thanks for motivation feom you.
Subha natarajan says
Great ideas..ww normally spend holidays visiting diff places around the city, one family trip outstation and a visit to grandparents…so its actially one of the most active months of the year ☺
Subha natarajan says
Greatcideas..our summers are spent travelling outside the city, visit to grandparenst and also visiting places within the city..the most active time of the year ☺
Excellent list I must say. And I loved the meet the grandparents option. Isn’t that the reason we have summer holidays in the first place
Great post. We always take summer holidays in Hungary which is where my parents in law live, so our daughter gets to experience that every year which I love, it’s such a beautiful country! Se great ideas and they’ve certainly given me inspiration for our summer!
I’m always stressing a little bit as wel when we need to choose the holiday. I love all inclusive hotels since I want to really relax on my holiday and just have fun and eat as much as I want haha. http://bit.ly/sofarsosabine
when we were kids, my parents will usually take us to our grandparents in the province for a week or two and spend our vacation with our other relatives.. it was really fun and I wouldn’t mind doing the same with my kids too if ever…
Jennie Villanueva says
Great suggestions for kiddie summer activities… I agree with you in everything u said, especially about exposing your child to different cultures can truly educate them and open their minds more on the world in general.
Dorothy Mae C. Torretijo says
Woww! This is really something!! Will try some of these on summer with my family. Thank you for sharing.
Teresa Gumap-as Dumadag says
We like visiting new places during summer and of course to visit my parents, too. Most days, since we homeschool independently, our activities are DIY. 🙂 So, we look forward to more field trips.
Prerna Sinha says
Me-An Clemente says
Good ideas! It is important for the child to have a balanced childhood, so maybe every summer he/she can do different things in your ideas. A well-rounded individual gets far in life.
Great advice here. Indeed, the best way to educate children about places, and its history, is by actually visiting the place. Thanks for sharing this.