5 Fun Summer Activities For Kids At Home

Apr 22, 2020 | Posted By: Erika

A little girl playing with a water gun

What are some fun summer activities kids can do at home?

  1. Creating Summer Recipes
  2. Tie-Dye Shirts
  3. Backyard Water Games
  4. Camping
  5. Movie Marathon

As the world experiences the effects of COVID-19, people are staying home as a way to hopefully stop the spread of the virus. With travel at a standstill, the rapid spread of the pandemic could have canceled your summer plans and getaways. Though staying home is necessary at a time like this to keep you and your family safe, you may want to think of summer activities at home for your kids.

You have a lot of time on your hands right now so it’s best to make the most out of it! Even when the quarantine is lifted, you will definitely still be thrilled to have your kids at home in the summer. Here is a list of fun activities that you and the little ones can enjoy.

Creating Summer Recipes

A mother and daughter baking cupcakes

Your kids may have probably asked if they could help you out in the kitchen every once in a while. Baking and cooking are the perfect ways to keep your children entertained this summer. There are a number of delicious and simple recipes out there that you can make together such as fruit shakes or granola bars.

Additionally, the kitchen offers plenty of perks for your little ones. From encouraging healthy eating, hidden maths through measuring, getting creative with flavors, or just simply having fun! Make this activity even more kid-friendly with the help of easy to use blenders such as Hanabishi’s SUPER BLENDER HJB 326. From iced delights and cupcakes to picnic bites, there are loads of recipes your kids are sure to love.

Tie-Dye Shirts

A tie-dye shirt

If you’re looking for a unique summer activity to do with your kids, here’s a great one! Tie-dyed shirts are not only fun to make, but also trendy to wear. Kids can express their creativity through their choice of color and designs. This is also an excellent way to recycle and make use of your old clothes as well as any fabric you want to give a quick makeover to.

Tie-dye coloring can be found at office or school supply stores near you. If you don’t have access to commercial tie-dyes, you can easily search for ways to make natural dyes using food that you have at home. Additionally, there are endless patterns to make with just the use of rubber bands! Here’s a quick and simple guide to making tie-dye shirts.

Materials

  • Old shirts
  • Tie dye products
  • Gloves
  • Plastic tubs or buckets
  • Rubber bands
  • Squeeze bottles
  • Water
  • Old newspapers

Instructions

  1. Wear your latex gloves
  2. Pick your tie-dye colors
  3. Dilute the dye in water inside your squeeze bottle
  4. Prepare your workspace with old newspapers
  5. Start tying your shirts with creative patterns
  6. Squeeze the dye on the shirts
  7. Leave the shirts to dry overnight
  8. Thoroughly rinse underwater
  9. Place all your finished products in your washer
  10. Air dry and enjoy!

Backyard Water Games

A little boy playing backyard water games

What’s summer without water activities? For a more intimate bonding experience with the family, there are plenty of water games you can try in the comfort of your own home. If you own an inflatable pool, you’re already capable of making your summer experience worthwhile. If not, water activities with water balloons, water guns, or your own water hose can be just as fun. You can beat the heat, have fun, and be active with water games. After the kids are done playing, you can reward them with a refreshing summer smoothie!

Camping

A young boy going indoor camping

Not a fan of the water? This one’s a great choice for families that are young at heart and that love nature. Indoors or outdoors, the first thing you’ll need is a tent (or hang up some sheets to make one). Drag your mattresses or mats inside to create your own little adventure in the comfort of your own home.

There are simple ways you can make your household look more like a campground, especially at night. Hang some of your Christmas lights to simulate the twinkle of the stars. Don’t forget to bring your BBQ grill out to amp up the camping experience and prepare special camping meals. Invest in a grill that also serves as a hotpot with Hanabishi’s HOTPOT BBQ GRILLER HHOTBBQ 100.

Movie Marathon

A family having a movie marathon

While it’s true that you can utilize this time to unplug and disconnect, it’s also a chance for you to binge on some of your favorite movies. Once the quarantine has been lifted, it may be difficult for you to spend time together again due to your busy schedules. Spending time with your family by watching your favorite shows can also be a great way to bond.

Want to spice it up? Create your own home movie theatre! Get cozy and bring out all your blankets and favorite comfort food. Everyone deserves to feel comfortable in these trying times. Take a look at Hanabishi’s LED TV HLED-20HD to enjoy an ultra-slim, high definition television with enhanced color imaging.

Key Takeaway

Make the most out of your time with these summer activities at home for your kids! We know how this quarantine may fill you with overwhelming emotions, but these activities can surely boost your mood and ease your worries. Once the isolation is lifted, you can still have fun with these family-friendly activities.