Great Last Minute Projects That You Can Do with Your Kids before the End of Summer

Posted by Justin Havre. on Thursday, August 7th, 2014 at 8:01am.

It's the final month before the start of school and if you're looking for some great projects to do to help pass the time, here are some inspirational ideas.

Explore nature

Now is the time to spend some hours in the great outdoors while the weather is still warm and your children have time off. Putting a child in a natural environment will automatically boost his morale and his energy level. Just taking your kids out to the park or for a nature hike will allow them to burn off the much-needed energy they have and your kids will enjoy a restful and relaxed sleep at the end of the day.

Encourage reading

If your child isn't the type that naturally picks up a book to read on his own, why not grab one of the books that you enjoyed as a child and read it to him? Even children that can read on their own love it when their parents sit down and read them a special book.

Take a trip to the beach

If you haven't been to the beach yet this summer, schedule a trip soon. What's a summer holiday without at least one excursion to the beach along with a picnic basket, a frisbee and some sand toys?

Schedule a freedom day

If your child’s summer has been carefully planned and he has always been kept busy, you might want to consider giving your child a day off from planned activities. Sometimes it's nice for the kids to be able to make plans of their own and do exactly what they feel like doing for a day.

Sporadic fun

Take a day off with your kids to do sporadic fun things on impulse. Do you remember when you were a child and used to run through the sprinklers? Put on a T-shirt and a pair of shorts and run through the sprinklers again for old time’s sake. You'll be surprised to see how cold the water feels now that you're a parent! Other fun activity choices could include a game of hopscotch, skipping, building a fort etc.

Try a new recipe

Kids usually love to cook with their parents and you can use their help to try out a new dish. Look through your recipe books or browse online to find a recipe that looks exciting yet easy at the same time.

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