With summer coming up very soon it’s almost time to start thinking about how your kids are going to spend their holiday. Although it should be a time to kick back, relax and enjoy their time off, it should ideally also be a time where your kids can study, learn more things about the world and mature. So in this article, we’re going to talk about a couple of budget ways to give your child an educational summer experience so that they can keep busy and stimulate their minds.
- Camping out in nature
The first option is to go camping. Camping is a fantastic way for your kids to learn more about nature and it’s often a very affordable family outing especially if you already have the equipment such as tents, stoves and a location to do it in. If you’ve got a fairly large garden then you can even consider camping out in your backyard.
- Sign up for summer school
The last thing your kids want is to go school when it should be time for their summer break, but going to a summer school is often a lot of fun especially if it’s disguised more as a fun educational activity with their friends and not a boring school day. Check if there are any local schools or facilities that are offering summer activity lessons and sign up for them before all the available spaces are gone.
- Local sports clubs
If your child has a passion for sports then signing them up to a summer sports club is a great way to keep them active throughout the summer.
- Heading to a summer camp
A summer camp is also a great option for your child to get active, learn more and also meet new friends. Places like Camp Sonshine are excellent for family outings; they’re affordable, convenient and have plenty of activities for you and your children to take part in.
- Local outdoor trips
You could also take outdoor trips to places such as museums, local parks, and even galleries. These are brilliant places to visit every now and then to learn about history and culture, and many of them are free to enter.
- Starting a new summer hobby
Keeping your child’s mind active and productive is easy when they have a hobby. It could be crafting models, it could be art, it could be learning an instrument or even learning more about computers. Whatever it is, picking up a new hobby is a great way to give your child an educational summer.
- Visit the local library
The local library is a fantastic place to learn and have fun on a budget. A library card will give you access to the entire selection of books, and the library itself is a quiet and relaxing place for your kids to read in.
- Summer craft projects
Lastly, you can also consider some summer craft projects. This could include painting outdoors in your garden, it could involve using the flowers in your garden for some fun activities, creating homemade bird feeders or even painting on t-shirts.