Heading into the dog days of summer, it can be hard to find fun things to keep your children active and entertained. If you’re in the need of a little summer inspiration, then check our blog for some fun activities you can do with children in your life this season! ☀️
Music is the best ally to get kids moving to the rhythm of upbeat tunes, and YouTube is a good source to find music: From choreographed children’s songs to Junior Jazzercise classes, kids of all ages can enjoy spending time dancing to popular songs.
Yoga for Kids
Practicing yoga is an activity that allows children to get to know their body, learn to control it, and get to learn a little meditation while playing. Though it might sound intimidating at first to teach kids how to do yoga, there are tons of videos kids can follow along with that make the whole activity a fun exercise that keeps them engaged.
It's a timeless outdoor exercise and sport ... and most definitely a game! Jump rope games are endless outdoor fun for kids (and adults) of all ages. Grab a rope and see how many jumps you can do in a row. For younger children, you can also shake the rope across the ground like a snake and have them practice jumping over it each way.
Fly a Kite
Flying a kite is one of those quintessential childhood activities that everyone should try at least once! Grab a kite from a store or try your hand at making your own. Choose a location with a wide open space, like a football field, park or the beach. See how high you can get the kite and who can make it do acrobatic tricks!
Like jumping rope, hula hooping seems to be another lost art of childhood. Plus, watching kids learn how to hula hoop is absolutely adorable and worth the nominal price of a hoop. Play games, like who can keep it going the longest, who can make it go up and down their body or who can jump through it as it rolls down the sidewalk!