Summer’s filled with many adventures and new learning experiences. Wait—learning? Yep! Kids never stop discovering new lessons, even while outside playing with friends. However, you hold the power of making learning fun by going on summer field trips every kid truly wants to go on—here’s what to squeeze in this summer.
Have Fun at a Game Center
A game center is where budget-friendly and fun meet. Kids let go and exert their energy playing on things they love, whether inside or outside. From rock walls to trampoline parks, there are many ways kids can have fun.
Depending on the entertainment place you go to, their games or equipment challenge a child’s critical thinking skills, agility, and flexibility. These games do get expensive, so make sure to snag family packages when they become available.
Go to the Roller Rink
Ah, the roller rink. A roller rink calls for many memories with family and friends, and it also calls for dancing to fun music around a disco ball. Every child learns about balance and control while on the floor. If you don’t live close to a rink, consider another alternative like ice skating or bowling.
Visit the Beach
The beach is fun, and you discover a lot about local water life. Whether it’s the ocean or a lake, sitting near one of them relaxes you and presents many rewarding challenges to children, such as trusting others and testing their swimming skills.
While at the beach, collect shells and bring a pole to do some fishing. Bring books with you to learn about every fish the kids catch. Also, there’s plenty of time for a sandcastle building contest with other families.
Explore the Farmer’s Market
If the beach is too far, or you’re interested in visiting the city’s center, try out a farmer’s market. A farmer’s market is fun for everyone—there are local homemade goods and plenty of ways children can explore their senses.
A game to play is “I Spy.” In this game, you describe items for children to find, and if they find them, they win. “I Spy” is great to play with if your children are young and exploring different senses such as touch, sight, and smell.
Have a Family Day at the Park
Like the beach, the parks help families get away from electronics and spend time with each other. Before heading to the park, encourage your kids to stay away from broken equipment while on the playground. The park can be another fun spot to learn senses and work on imaginary play.
Having fun this summer shouldn’t mean sitting on the couch in front of a screen. Get the kids outside and explore with fun field trips they most likely want to go on. Field trips encourage children to explore and learn more about their surroundings.