that everyone’s schedule during summer vacations is jam packed – every vacation
minute really counts. Both children and elders like to make the most of it.
After all there are grandparents to visit, a family vacation to plan or even
extra classes for the new academic year or a new hobby may be on your list this
came up with a really interesting list of things to do this summer vacation. It
has a little bit to do with learning (as we all must continue to as long as we
live) to a lot of fun activities with your children. So, here goes!
a Nature Scavenger Hunt for all the
children in the family when you get together. You will need to have an open
space for this, preferably a garden. Put together a list of things that only
describe an object.
pieces of man-made litter
you think can be treasured
clock and the first one to get all the things together wins. This can also be
played by adults and in groups. Use your imagination with this nature inspired
encourage reading, start a Summer
Reading Chain. This chain can essentially be made from anything that your
child loves. Colorful pebbles, racing cars, bracelets, etc. For every book that
your child finishes reading, add a pebble, car or a bracelet (whichever you
choose) to a colorful string and hang it in your kid’s room. This way everyone
will know how many books your child has read and it will encourage him/her to
get more of these items on the reading chain.
a Flameless Cooking Class for kids.
Simply put together an extensive menu like the one given below and get some
recipes off the net if you are unsure how to teach them:
soaked in coconut milk
Child’s First Photography Class is
what may make this summer vacation the most memorable of them all.
your child has never handled a camera, maybe now is the time. Children as young
as 4 year old have shown the capability of handling a ‘point and shoot’ camera
and come away with stunning results. Be sure to set boundaries and limits on
how to gently handle the camera and where to shoot before teaching them how to
photograph. You might just come away with some of the most interesting clicks
of your lifetime!
love to play outdoors, especially in the mud. Why not turn it into a productive
activity by teaching your child how to plant saplings and seeds. Let’s call
this one “The Little Gardener”,
is also a great way to introduce your kids to learn about responsibility
(watering the pots everyday), to nurturing a sweet anticipation of their
efforts bearing fruits when a sapling flowers or a seed germinates.
lots of activities that you can plan for your kids. The important thing to
remember is that the lessons that will stay with them will be the ones where
they had the most fun. So go forth and plan your summer holidays with some of