21 May DIY Summer Camp Activities You Can Do at Home
Many parents are struggling right now to help their kids have a fun and memorable summer. With the safety precautions in place surrounding COVID-19, most summer activities for children have been canceled. And while your child may not be able to head off to summer camp this year—there are things that you can to help your child have as much fun as possible while staying safe at home.
Are you looking for inspiration? Here are some fun DIY summer camp activities that any family can start doing at home.
- Build a hummingbird feeder and start attracting hummingbirds to your yard.
- Host a karaoke night with the entire family. There are so many cost-effective home karaoke machines you can get online.
- Grow and maintain a vegetable garden! This can be fun and educational for the whole family. Bonus – you can maintain it and have fresh produce year-round!
- Set up an arts and crafts station in the house and rotate through different funs projects ranging from friendship bracelets to beaded crafts.
- Set up water play games like a slip n’ slide, sprinkler games, or even water balloon fights.
- Take a hike in a completely new space to make it feel like an adventure.
- Take your kids on a nature walk where they have to find and identify items in nature like leaves, plants, or rocks.
- Build an obstacle course in the backyard and challenge your kids to go through this fun course.
- Play driveway basketball games like Horse or Pig, or set up games like Hopscotch on your driveway with chalk.
- Go backyard camping in your outdoor space—set up a tent and bring out the sleeping bags; it can be a lot of fun!
- Teach your kids new card games.
- Download one of the virtual escape room games—they can provide lots of fun without having to visit an actual escape room.
It is crucial for kids to continue to have as much fun as possible right now to keep their spirits and self-esteem up. It is also important for kids to stay active and do different activities that engage their brains instead of just focusing on a screen. While these activities may not be the same as going to summer camp, they are a great DIY option to consider. If you have additional questions about the safe practices for your children, you can call us directly for an appointment at 817-617-8600.