Activity Ideas to Keep Your Kids Entertained at Home

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Keeping your kids busy during the summer can feel like a real challenge. The closure of schools and hot days means you and your kids have to find ways to fill your time at home. Fortunately, there are some fun and educational activities your kids can participate in during the summer. Today, Teach My Kids presents some ideas to get you started in the guide below. 

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Activity Ideas for Children During the Holidays

Look for Learning Opportunities

It’s important that your kids keep learning. Fortunately, there are learning opportunities everywhere!

●      Browse the digital selection from your local library and check out e-books and audiobooks for your kids.

●      Download some educational apps and let your kids enjoy some productive screen time.

●      Try an app like Phonics Munch to help your kids learn language.

●      Buy some new educational toys for your kids to learn with.

●      Turn daily activities into teachable moments. For example, have your kids help you calculate your grocery budget or convert recipes from one unit to another.

●      Try some fun word games to challenge your kids’ memories and critical-thinking skills.                                                                                


Turn Off the Screens for a While

Electronic devices like phones, tablets, and computers can be a great source of entertainment and educational content for kids. But sometimes you need to turn off those screens and encourage involvement in other activities.

●      Plan an indoor scavenger hunt to get your kids thinking and moving around while you’re stuck inside.

●      Enlist your family in a household decluttering session. Sell your kids’ unwanted stuff online and let them keep the cash.


Make the Most of Your Backyard Space

Take advantage of the outdoor space you have at home. There are plenty of fun things you can do in your own backyard!

●      Consider purchasing some play equipment and building a playground in your backyard. Your kids will spend hours staying busy!

●      Set up a tent in your backyard and sleep under the stars.


With a little creativity, you and your kids will never run out of stuff to do. Take advantage of online resources to keep your kids thinking and learning. When they’ve had enough screen time, turn off the devices and spend some time bonding with your family over backyard fun and indoor play. Make the most of your free time with your kids. After all, it won’t last forever!

Teach My Kids offers a variety of printable worksheets to help your children learn and improve their maths and english skills.

Guest Post written by Sheila Johnson. 
Sheila is a personal health and wellness expert. She is a certified life coach whose aim is to help people find a balance between work and taking care of their mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.
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