August 12, 2021
Sparking ideas on a budget
This summer feels different as we gradually re-introduce and reopen things like day camps and recreational sports, parents are looking for simple ways to entertain their kids and fill each day with healthy activity!
If you live near a pond or lake, feeding the ducks is a great outdoor activity for kids to learn about nature and bird behaviour.
Check out these creative ideas as we want to make this summer the most unforgettable one yet.
Water Balloon Baseball
Ya it is baseball with a splash – perfect for those dog days of summer. With a whiffle ball bat and some water balloons, combine two fun activities.
When you mix frisbee with golf, your kids get hours of fun playing in a nearby park or green space. Easily design your course using landmarks like trees as ‘holes’ and remember to count the number of tosses.
Bean Bag Toss
If you fancy yourself as ‘crafty’, grab some beans and you can sew the fabric to make the bags. Your kids will appreciate the game more when they create it. To play, simply set up a few buckets on the lawn and compete in your own backyard Olympics.
Flying a Kite
A fun challenge that helps develop your child’s hand-eye coordination as they learn about science, physics, aerodynamics and weather.
Sidewalk Chalk Murals
Grab some fun colored chalk and start expressing your creative side. To incorporate some movement, build a hopscotch game as an ‘old-fashioned’ way to improve their body strength and balance.
Packing lots of water, head out on a bike path or trail as getting outdoors provides an adventure for the mind and the body.
To fuel even more fun activities, incorporate some healthy snacks that you can easily pack. Have you tried watermelon slices on a popsicle stick or ants on a log incorporating celery, peanut butter and raisins or peppers?