Are your kids already starting to get bored this summer? Are you looking for things to keep them entertained? Here are alist of ideas that you can do at home or out and about!
1. Ice Skating is a great physical activity for the kids. On top of the exercise, it is a great way to stay cool. With the rink needign to stay cool, it will keep the kids happy in the dead of summer. There are several rinks around. The York City Ice Rink, Twin Ponds East and Twin Ponds West are great locations to check out.
2. Do you have a child that likes pirates? Have a treasure hunt for them! This can be done inside or outside. Find little trinkets and hide them at various locations. You can make a map and have the children follow it or you can give voice commands. Either way you do it, it will teach the children how to follow directions and will give them some entertainment.
3. For an Indoor project with a school aged child, do an international day. Pick a country and do things that they do in that country. You can make different foods, craft, and wear different clothing. This is a great project that you can do around the house.
4.You can go on a tour of a local factory. Factorytoursusa.com has numerous locations within your area. Some of the places that you may not think of are chip and pretzel factories. Hanover Pennsylvania has several factories that offer tours. You can even buy discounted products at these locations! It is an inexpensive “day trip” you can do with the kids.
5. Bird watching if a great educational activity you can do with your child. Buy a bird book or rent one from your local library. You can go to numerous places to capture various birds. The mountain, lake, or a stream can be great locations to explore. The kids will love flipping through the book trying to figure out what bird is in front of them!