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5 Playtime Ideas to Keep Kids Active This Summer

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Once school is out it can be difficult to keep kids active. Parents really need to get creative with their ideas for keeping children entertained during summer, whether that be taking them to a summer club or investing in this kids swing set, it’s all about hearing the dreaded ‘I’m bored’. Here looking creative indoor and outdoor games that will help keep kids healthy and busy, keep reading!

1. Cosmic Kids Yoga

This YouTube seri grea way to keep kids busy on a rainy day. Kids do different yoga poses through an interactive story. The videos are usually about 20 minutes long.

2. Start a Garden

If your child loves getting his/her hands dirty having them start or help out in the garden is a great way to get them outside. It is a fun, easy activity that teaches kids responsibility, patience and healthy eating. For the more technical task of maintaining a healthy lawn, you might want to visit for some professional help, but the majority of other gardening tasks are kid-friendly.

3. Create sidewalk/driveway games

Get some chalk and create games like hopscotch, twister, and four square on your driveway or sidewalk. Although, if you’ve just got a new driveway professionally installed to improve the curb appeal of your property, you might not exactly be too pleased with the idea of your kids drawing all over it. Although, if you got it purely for its functionality and you use it to great effect – parking your car on each night – you may be less concerned with the ‘minor aesthetic alterations’ your children could inflict upon it.

4. Play Follow the Leader or Freeze

Use exercise movements during follow the leader to keep your kids active on a rainy day. You can also play Freeze with music for some fun.

5. A-Z scavenger hunt

This can be done inside or outside. Create a scavenger hunt for your kids where they have to find an object that starts with every letter. This will keep them busy for a while!


Keeping kids active and interested can be difficult in the Summer months. But get creative and keep them moving so they can stay healthy all year round.


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