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Wake Forest, NC Preschool: 20 Activities to Add to Your Child's Summer Bucket List

Posted on 06-12-2016 | Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Wake Forest

When school lets out for the summer, it doesn’t take long before every parent hears the dreaded complaint, “Mom! I’m BORED!” For working parents, childcare centers and learning academies are lifesavers. Featuring programs that incorporate stimulating learning curriculum, outdoor playtime, and even extracurricular activities, these schools keep little ones engaged, active and entertained all summer long! Kids ‘R’ Kids of Wake Forest even hosts a 10-week summer camp for 5 to 12-year-olds that combines physical activity, interactive learning and good old-fashioned fun for a summer camp experience of Olympic proportions!

While a summer camp experience is hard to beat, there are plenty of activities that you and your child can do together in the evenings after camp or on the weekends. No guarantees, but we think creating a summer bucket list with your family has the potential to take “bored” out of your child’s vocabulary for the summer. To get started, check out our list of 20 summer activities and then ask your child which activities he likes best. Create a list of your summer activity plans on a piece of paper that you tape to the refrigerator. Check off and add activities all throughout the summer! If you’re a little more creative, write out each activity on a popsicle stick and stick them all in a glass jar. Your child will love going through the popsicle sticks and reading all the fun activities he can choose from!

1.Take a trip to the city zoo or a farm.

2.Get out the hose and have a water fight!

3.Set up a lemonade stand in the front yard and donate the money to a charity.

4.Lay out on the grass and watch for shooting stars.

5.Fly a kite.

6.Make sidewalk art with chalk.

7.Blow bubbles and have a contest about who can blow the largest one!

8.Go for a bike ride around the neighborhood.

9.Watch the sunrise with a picnic breakfast.

10.Play mini golf.

11.Go on a road trip.

12.Plant flowers or fresh herbs.

13.Make a birdhouse and decorate it together.

14.Go fishing.

15.Watch fireworks on the 4th of July.

16.Go swimming at the community pool or waterpark.

17.Build a treehouse or fort.

18.Catch bugs or fireflies in a jar.

19.Join a summer reading program at your local library.

20.Go to a drive-in movie.

At Kids ‘R’ Kids of Wake Forest, we desire to make parenting as easy as possible for you – even in the hot summer months. We always care about your child and his educational and social development. That’s why we use our exclusive Brain Waves™ curriculum in a nurturing learning environment, with hands-on play, to ignite your child’s imagination and stimulate learning! Find out more about our school by beginning the enrollment process this summer!

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