As the summer arrives, most kids get out of school for summer vacation and can’t wait to spend entire days playing without worrying about homework. However, after about two to three weeks of intense activity, they tend to get bored and try to find new things to do.
And of course, the soaring temperatures don’t help. It’s important to keep the children entertained while making sure they don’t become dehydrated and exhaust themselves. Learn about different activities and measures to ensure they have an awesome summer.
Go on a Picnic at the Park
A good way to spend the day with the kids is to go to a nearby wooded park and make the most of it. Because of the park’s vegetation, the temperatures tend to be cooler, and you can find the perfect spot under a tree to have a family picnic. Make sure to drink plenty of water and eat hydrating fruits like oranges and watermelons.
Turn on the Sprinklers
If it’s not possible to leave the house, why not turn the garden into a splash park? It’s not too difficult to build a PVC sprinkler and let the kids play for hours with it. Other options are to have water balloon fights or make a homemade water slide where even the adults can have fun.
Upgrade Your Air Conditioning
One of the worst things to happen is having the air conditioning breakdown at the height of summer. It’s a good idea to have it checked by a professional or maybe upgrade it, and add a programmable thermostat, so there’s no need to manually adjust the temperatures anymore.
Visit Nearby Pools and Lakes
On particularly scorching hot days, the best course of action is to visit a nearby swimming pool or lake to cool down. It’s crucial to make sure that the kids are wearing armbands to avoid any risks of drowning and that they’re also properly protected from the sun. Sunscreen must be reapplied every two hours to avoid sunburn.
Install Fans in the Bedrooms
Unfortunately, it might not be easy to install air conditioning units in all rooms, but it doesn’t mean it needs to be hot as an oven. A good solution is to put fans in the kids’ rooms to help with air circulation. Pay special attention to rooms with bunk beds, as the kids might hurt themselves if they touch the fan blades.
Choose the Right Type of Clothes
Kids should be wearing clothes that work well with high temperatures and sunny days. White or light colors are perfect to reflect the sunlight and loose-fitting clothes help cool the down the body. Other items to be considered are hats with big brims and sunglasses for extra protection against the sun.
Summer holidays are supposed to be the time to have fun, and no parent would like to see their children trapped inside the house doing nothing or struggling with the hot weather. Fortunately, there is a number of activities to keep the kids occupied and cool while having a memorable summer.