Being creative is a great way for kids to learn while having fun. There are lots of ways that they can get creative without having to spend a lot of money, which is great for the summer, when costs can sometimes start to add up.
Gardening at the allotment
Gardening is often seen as the pastime of adults, however, there are lots of things that your kids can help you do down at the allotment. Gardening isn’t all about weeding and watering plants, it’s a great place for kids to have fun too, especially during summer when they can be kept busy digging up the veg. They can also help out if you’ve got problems with birds eating all your produce, they can get creative and design and make a scarecrow to keep the birds away from your precious vegetables.
Bake a cake
Nothing beats a cup of tea and a piece of cake in the relaxing heat of the afternoon sun. However, if you’ve got kids to occupy this summer, then you can probably say goodbye an afternoon like this. However, it is possible to kill two birds with one stone, by getting your kids to help you make a cake. Once the base is done, there is ample opportunity for the children to get their creative juices flowing by picking the toppings and the designing the cake. Perfect for dessert and they will have something to look forward to. Who can say no to cake?
Paper Plane Race
The dry air during summer can leave you dreaming of a cool breeze, however, you can make the most of a windless day with an activity that will really test the creativity of your kids- a paper plane race. There is no one way to make a paper plane and the kids can try out lots of different designs. Once they’ve finished building their planes, there are several different competitions that you can try out, including a competition to see whose plane flies the furthest and one to see whose plane stays in the air the longest.
Making Birthday Cards
Summer always seems to have an inordinate amount of children’s birthday parties. If your child has a party to go to, it can be tempting to just go out and buy a card, however, making birthday cards is a lot more fun, and creative. And don’t worry if you don’t have the right equipment to make a birthday card, you can still design and make online birthday cards, with an e-card.
Creating a scrapbook is a great way for your kids to record how they’ve spent their summer, and you might even get an insight into whether they’ve enjoyed it or not! They can get creative thinking about a front cover design as well as how they should set out all the activities that they’ve done this year.