Holidays are the perfect time to explore the world around you, have new experiences and create lasting memories. You can also get all these results by staying home this summer. You may find that you can have a lot of fun even in the comfort of your own home!
Method 1 of 4: Go Outdoors
Step 1. Walk, run or ride a bike
Summer is the ideal time to leave the house. You can enjoy nature (and exercise) as you stroll around the neighborhood or run around the block. If you have a bike and a helmet, you can go for a ride every day.
Search the internet for a 30-day running or walking challenge that is suitable for children. This way you will have a goal to achieve every day
Step 2. Create a Frisbee golf course in the garden
Won't you be able to go to the green this summer? Play Frisbee Golf! Create a course around your home or the whole neighborhood and assign a par for all holes. You and your friends will spend hours challenging each other to get the best score.
In your free time, draw the route map and scoreboards
Step 3. Play
Before televisions, computers and tablets, children spent their summers outdoors playing hide and seek. Next time you are with friends suggest:
- Blind man's buff
- Guards and thieves
- One, two, three star!
- Four cantons
- Capture the Flag
- Hide and seek
Step 4. Camp in the garden
Who needs to go camping with a garden available? Spend a night or weekend at your camp near your home. Once you've pitched your tent, sit by the fire (or grill), watch the stars, and roast the corn on the cob.
Ask your parents for help and permission
Step 5. Exercise indoors to avoid the heat
When it's too hot to go outside, work out at home. You can take DVD lessons at your local library or watch one of the many free videos available on the internet.
It is also a great way to try out new exercises
Method 2 of 4: Unleash Creativity and Imagination
Step 1. Document the summer
Spend the summer months capturing and sharing memories. You can take photos and record the unforgettable moments of your vacation, or you can try other methods of documentation. Put your phone down, grab a sketch pad and illustrate the world around you. At the end of the summer, you will be able to share your works with friends and family.
- Collect your movies and images into a documentary.
- Create a scrapbook.
- Turn your home into a gallery for your designs.
Step 2. Write
In the summer, you don't have to write four-column themes. You are free to experiment with various genres of literature, such as linked short stories or poetry. Other genres include children's books, plays, and creative non-fiction.
Reading the works of other authors is an excellent way to become familiar with various forms of writing and literary expression. Read poetry books, comics, or a series of short essays that you can find in the library
Step 3. Create
Dedicate your holidays to the realization of the projects you prefer. The possibilities are endless:
- Invent a world of fantasy;
- Build a table or shelf;
- Design clothes or home decorations;
- Create a costume for a cosplay;
- Create a new board game.
Method 3 of 4: Schedule Events
Step 1. Organize a festival in your home
Film reviews are often organized around a theme or a saga. For example, you can watch all the films in the "Rocky" series, a selection of films with Sophia Loren or all the animated shorts nominated for an Oscar the previous year. Once you have chosen the theme, find the right films, create the program and invite your friends.
Don't forget to buy popcorn
Step 2. Organize the Olympics in your garden
Throughout the summer, you and your friends can train and compete in the Olympics organized by you. You can adapt traditional events to the space you have available, the equipment you have and the number of participants.
- Your local park can become a running track.
- Replace golf with frisbee golf.
- Host a free throw competition instead of a basketball game.
- Instead of running a marathon, sign up for a local 5km race or amateur run.
- Host a 3-on-3 volleyball tournament.
Step 3. Create a book club
During the school year, it is often difficult to read for fun; in summer, on the contrary, you have plenty of time to get lost in the pages of wonderful books. Create a must-do list with your friends or siblings. Once you've finished one of the volumes on the list, get together to share views and exchange questions.
Method 4 of 4: Learn New Skills
Step 1. Learn a new language
Will you take a foreign language course next year? Have you always wanted to speak Spanish, French or Mandarin? Are you curious about computer programming languages? In these cases, summer is the perfect time to learn a new language. There are many ways to guide and organize your studies:
- Download an app or computer program;
- Buy a textbook;
- Follow an online tutorial (this is especially useful for programming!);
- Hire a tutor.
Step 2. Master a new hobby
Dedicate the summer to a new pastime. The possibilities include:
- Crochet, embroidery or sewing;
- Repair an old car or motorcycle;
- Give the polish in an artistic way;
- Train dogs;
- Playing the piano.
Step 3. Get on with school for the next year
When the last bell of the year rings, it is tempting to keep the books closed for the whole summer. Instead of looking back on past school years, look to the future. Spend the summer months reading books and practicing the subjects you will study starting in September. With good preparation, you will surely achieve better results.
- Spoiled. Undergo facial treatments, massages and relaxing baths. Dedicate your holidays to personal care. This summer is just for you!
- Write a diary.
- Try developing a new skill, such as drawing, playing an instrument, or learning a language, and get into the habit of reading. Increase your productivity!
- Don't make too many demands on the clothes to wear during the summer. Wear a light sleeveless or short-sleeved shirt, with shorts or a skirt. The funniest thing is that you don't have to wear shoes (except sandals or slippers), so take them off! Walking barefoot is ideal for enjoying the summer.