Simple, Fun Activities for Children

14-Jul-2012 by Lisa Bradburn

There are lots of great places to take children this summer, but if you’re not careful you can end up spending a fortune. However, below are some simple activities for children that are fun and won’t break the bank.

  • Picnicking in the park, on the beach or even in your own garden. On rainy days set a picnic up in the living room. Kids will have just as much fun.
  • Baking – all kids love to cook – the secret of cooking with kids is to be organized. Make sure you have all the ingredients including cake cases and toppings if you are baking cakes.
  • Making and playing with playdough – this will keep the kids entertained for hours.
  • Treasure Hunts – these can be done inside or out. Hide lots of fun exciting treats for the children to find.
  • Schavanger Hunts – Draw or write a list of all the things the children have to find. Again this can be done inside or out.
  • Gardening – Spend many fun hours gardening with your kids. Treat them to their very own kids gardening sets. Planting seeds with children can also be great fun. Plant them first in tubs inside.
  • Sandpits – Kids love playing with sand, so a sand pit in the garden will provide hours and hours of fun. Don’t just use traditional buckets and spades. Plastic dinosaurs, for example, are fantastic to play with in the sand!
  • Water Fun – Kids love to get wet, especially on warm days, so why not invest in some waterbombs, super soakers, squirters and paddling pools. Just make sure you have the kids’ towels ready for when they’ve finished!

As we’ve mentioned earlier days out are great fun but they can be expensive, so limit the number you do. Kids will then view the days out you take them on as a real treat.

Below is a list of some of the fun tried and tested days out we, at what to buy for kids, recommend :

  • Farm
  • Zoo
  • Seaside
  • Mini golf
  • Play centres
  • Theme Parks
  • Ice skating
  • Cinema
  • Aquarium
  • Swimming

If you have any more great suggestions for keeping the children entertained this summer we would love to hear from you. Please share your ideas with us.

By Lisa Bradburn

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