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Summer Activities to Keep Kids Safe and Active

Karene Garlich-Loman

Over 20 years in the service industry has taught me the value of good customer service. I believe it comes from honesty, integrity and perseverance...

Over 20 years in the service industry has taught me the value of good customer service. I believe it comes from honesty, integrity and perseverance...

Jul 28 4 minutes read

Even though the sun is shining and school is out, this summer will be one unlike any other.

Parents are usually prepared for summer breaks, with childcare and camps rearranged in advance. Even with some restrictions lifted, many summer camps and childcare services will not be possible this year. Luckily there are lots of ways to still let kids be kids and enjoy the summer while also keeping them and others safe.

Outdoor

Even if we are social distancing, it is physically and mentally good for kids to spend time outside. On days where the weather is pleasant, any one of these activities will keep your kids engaged and enjoying the summer weather.

Plant a Garden

Start a Workout 

Backyard Camping


Pack a Picnic


Host a Field Day

A classic field day can be so much fun and bring a little competitiveness out of the whole family. Set up activities such as the 3 legged race, backyard obstacle courses, potato sack races using old pillowcases, and water balloon tosses and watch the fun unfold! Offer prizes like a no chore day or choosing dinner one night.

DIY Projects

Crafts and DIY projects are the perfect way to keep your kid's attention and the creativity here is endless. Try making a bird feeder out of a milk carton or a scavenger hunt complete with prizes.

Indoor

All Around Curriculum

Scholastic 

Offers programs to keep your kids reading, thinking, and growing all summer—and beyond.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a nonprofit that strives to do its part to ensure students keep learning amidst the school closures.

Outschool

Offering free live online classes to support public school families affected by closures in the wake of COVID-19.

Peanuts Worldwide

Offering fun DIYs, in-home classroom ideas, and more.

Early Learning Activities, Videos, Games, and More

MacroPolo Learning

MacroPolo inspires children to become explorers and life long learners. They make learning an adventure, filled with the thrills and joys of discovery.

Age of Learning

Age of Learning blends education best practices, innovative technology, and insightful creativity to bring learning to life for children across the U.S. and around the world.

Audible

Offering millions of books, you can start a family book club to talk through the book and make reading a life long activity.

Virtual Field Trips

Your travel plans might look a bit different this summer, but you can still take a virtual field trip with many destinations and museums offering online tours. 

San Diego Zoo

Yellowstone National Park

Great Wall of China

Metropolitan Museum of Art

National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

The Louvre

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