They come every year, without fail. As the weather turns from cool to hot, you lose almost half your body weight in perspiration.
You can heap curses on the weather gods for turning the heat up, you can even dream of taking a leave off work to stay home under the sweet embrace of your fans and ACs. Of course, all these heat-related woes will be nothing compared to your children’s/students’ disappointed faces if you haven’t managed to pack their vacation with as many fun summer activities as possible.
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We understand and sympathise with your time constraints, which is why we have compiled the following list of summer activities for kids to try out this summer:
Check out our comic strip on how to stay safe in summer before you take on these activities.
#1: Pool Time:
A nice refreshing dip in cool water sounds like heaven, doesn’t it? Try out some local swimming pools. Or take your kids on trips to places with pools/lakes. For a cheaper alternative, introduce bubble baths. You can make it more interesting by adding a ‘story’ element to the bath. Teachers, grab a hose! After all, water is still water.
#2: Mango Is King:
Who doesn’t love a sweet, juicy mango? Feed them mangoes (in moderation). Teach them easy, kid-friendly recipes incorporating mangoes, because it is never to early to learn to cook. Parents, you get a kitchen helper, and teachers, you get a parent’s eternal gratitude and devotion.
#3: Hobbies Need Time Too:
Playing with friends, practicing a sport, reading, or even lazing around; give all activities that your kids enjoy enough time. In fact, you can create a specially ‘curated’ list of activities for kids this summer, based on what they enjoy. We also recommend adding a small element of learning into summer fun, because we hate to see children experience the ‘summer slide’.
#4: Screen Time Can Be Healthy Too:
Not all screen time is bad. Choosing to let kids play-learn with educational games like ours, which are based on research and have proven results, can greatly help increase and enhance their knowledge. You can even spend some time finding resources on free streaming sites like YouTube, which is chock-full of educational videos on learning everything from numbers to nursery rhymes.
Stay tuned for more on why we think screen time with Square Panda is educationally beneficial…
Which activities are you leaning towards? Write to us in the comment section below.
– Sanjana Shukla, Content Writer, Square Panda India