As you’re well aware, we’re in the middle of a pandemic that’s completely altered life as we knew it. While there’s a light at the end of this tunnel, we’re all going a little crazy at this point, but it’s especially difficult for our kids. They don’t understand what’s going on and why they can’t go to school or see friends, but that doesn’t mean they can’t have fun. Summer is here, the weather is clearing up, and we have more options than before. If you need some new ideas of what to do, we put together this list of activities to do with your kids during the pandemic. Check them out below.
Get outside and learn a new sport
We could all use some exercise, especially us dads, but our kids need to run off some steam too. Why not teach them a new sport? Every active kid will love learning baseball, even if you’re just playing catch or setting up a tee and letting them swing for the fences. For those of you with kids that can run for hours, you might benefit more from teaching them soccer. Soccer is simple, and what kid doesn’t like kicking the ball into the neighbor’s yard? Just make sure you’re practicing social distancing when you go get the ball, regardless of how many times that may be.
Camp in the backyard
There’s nothing quite like camping, so why not set up a tent in the backyard? Kids seem to have a blast getting flashlights, sleeping bags, and making s’mores around a campfire. Having their parents beside them makes it that much more fun. At the same time, if you have older kids, you may be able to let them camp themselves. Then you can relax inside––away from the bugs and sleep on an actual bed.
Teach your kids something new
Every parent has their own unique skills, and your kids see that and want to be like you. For instance, if your career or one of your hobbies is photography, take the time to teach your kids photography. Alternatively, maybe you’re a tradesman. Depending on the age of your kids, you may be able to teach them some useful skills while getting some work done around the house. Every kid loves to help their parents, and you may even get some free labor out of it.
You’re probably over the pandemic like everybody else and ready to get back to normal, whatever that looks like in the future. We don’t blame you because we are too, and hopefully these activities to do with your kids during the pandemic will give you and your kids some sense of normalcy.