Sun and Fun: 5 Hobbies to Teach Your Kids Over the Summer

Sun and Fun: 5 Hobbies to Teach Your Kids Over the Summer

Summertime is the perfect opportunity to delve into new interests. We may not be able to travel in the way we want to right now, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the fun of planning a trip. Our kids may not be able to participate in their favorite summer camp, but that doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy the outdoors. Though this summer doesn’t look the way we expected, there’s still a lot of joy and excitement to be found. We think that exploring various hobbies is a great way for children and adults alike to find new interests and passions. To start you off, here are some of our favorite hobbies to teach your kids over the summer. Check them out!

Needlework

This is the perfect hobby to get into on those rainy summer days. Pop on a movie and pick up the knitting or crochet needles. Needlework is a perfect way to pass the time, and it can help your kids improve their fine motor skills. They don’t have to knit a sweater in a week, but they can create something simple they’ll enjoy. Follow these tips for teaching your kids to knit, and you’ll be all set!

Music Lessons

The beauty of music transcends a lot of the difficulties we face in life. You probably noticed how much more you and the family turned to music to help wind you down during stressful days in isolation or how it lifted the mood. Gift your children the power of music with some music lessons. Learning how to play an instrument is something that ends up sticking with kids for a while. You may not be able to get to an instructor, but you can start utilizing online music lessons for the kids. You’ll get used to the rough playing—and it won’t last long.

Travel

Like we mentioned, you may not be able to travel right now, but that doesn’t mean the kids and you can’t enjoy the fun of planning. Honestly, you don’t even need to plan a trip for the kids to enjoy the beauty of travel. Let them explore different virtual tours, learn more about the history of their favorite place, and more. For some, travel is a lifestyle and for others it’s a hobby. Let your kids get started in the world of travel from the safety of home!

Outdoor Art

Whether it’s chalk or painting, summer is the perfect time to explore the enjoyable nature of art in the outdoors—it’s one of our favorite hobbies to teach kids over the summer! Let your child explore their creativity by drawing with chalk on the driveway, tie-dying their shirts on the lawn, crafting a structure out of sticks, or finger-painting on the front porch. The options are endless, and they’re great for sparking creativity and developing life-long interests.

Photography

Similarly, photography helps your kids find the beauty in nature as well. You don’t have to spend loads of money on a nice camera; a disposable one will do to start. But the thought is to let them find the beauty in the world. Kids can be incredibly hard on themselves, and photography helps them recognize that there is value and beauty in everything. Once they get more into it, then you can start paying more for nicer cameras!

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