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Summer Activities For Your Child

If it’s already reached that stage in the summer holidays where you are already hearing “I’m bored” on repeat from your little ones, you have certainly landed in the right place.

The summer holidays provide the perfect opportunity to enjoy sunshine filled days, weekends away and fun days out however, all of this can be extremely costly, especially with six whole weeks to fill.

The good news is… there are a whole host of exciting activities that you an your family can enjoy at home!

  1. Water table

Perfect for enjoying indoors our outside, this fun activity will allow you and your little ones to create fun potions and perfumes using flowers and herbs to create different scents. Use jugs, spoons and sieves and discuss the different smells with your child to discover which one they prefer.

  1. Create a mini garden

Kids love the outdoors, no matter what time of year it is and giving your child something to grow over the summer is both fun and educational. Whether you have a corner of your garden they can use, or just use some tubs, plant different flowers and discuss how they will grow.

  1. Painting

Painting is a great way for your child to exercise their creativity. Simple get out the paint and other items such as sponges, or potato shapes and allow your little ones to express themselves. Discuss the different shapes and what happens when you mix the paint colours.

  1. Pouring station

Gather a selection of containers and jugs and fill them with water and different food colourings. Let your child mix the different coloured waters and learn how to pour into containers of different capacities. They will be able to enjoy hours of fun!

  1. Garden toy hunt

Hide some of your child’s toys around the garden and ask them to find as many as they can. Use the hot and cold method to let them know if they are close to finding one! This will certainly keep them on their toes.

  1. Read books or listen to audio books

Reading or listening to a book is a great activity that you and your little ones can enjoy together. And whether you are curled up on the sofa, or basking in the sunshine, reading is a great one to spark your child’s imagination and develop their language skills.

  1. Touch and feel

Using a box or bag, fill it with different objects like cotton wool, feathers, blocks and toys. Ask your child to put their hand in and guess the object they’re touching.

  1. Worm painting

Cook some spaghetti and let it cool down before dipping it into different colours of paint. You could also use different pasta shapes like shells or tubes.

  1. Create an obstacle course

Put together a mini obstacle course in the garden using tunnels, balls and boxes. Make it into a competition to see who can make it around the obstacle course the fastest.

  1. Paddling pool

Filling a mini paddling pool can provide endless hours of fun, especially on a sunny day! There’s a whole hot of toys you can use in paddling pools including water pistols, inflatables and jugs. Kids also love playing with their bath toys!

If you have any questions about the different summer activities you can carry out at home, or how your child can continue learning over the summer, get in touch!

Here at Muswell Hill Pre-School, we love to see our children having fun and learning and would be more than happy to share our ideas with you!