Summer vacation can often times spell panic for parents because they have to figure out a way to keep their kids occupied during that time. There are A LOT of activities out there and some of them cost money.
Many parents enroll their kids in sports type activities so kids can meet other kids and see if it is something they want to do or like. You can buy bikes for the kids and yourself and teach them about healthy living.
Cooking is another activity that could be fun thing to do if it’s a rainy day. If you’re looking to save money, there are other things you can do. If you live on the coast you can take your kids to the beach or to a lake. You can also talk to parents in your neighborhood and arrange to have it so that the kids take turns going to each other’s houses and giving other parents a break. There’s also the library and you can teach kids the appreciation of reading and books. Libraries often have reading times where someone will read to the kids.
There’s endless ideas for crafts for kids that will spark their creativity and they can find different ways of expressing themselves.
If you can afford a trip plan a trip where there’s lot of activities for kids. Some of these things will cost money but you can try to make some of it a learning experience along the way. Do some research about the state you plan on visiting and that way you’re not wasting time researching.