Monday, 18 July 2016

10 fun things you can do with your kids this summer

It's that time of year again, when you’re wondering how to keep your children entertained all summer long!
A lot can come from very little - the great outdoors:
Surprise your kids by taking them outside during a gentle summer rain shower; dance around in swimsuits, catch raindrops in your mouths - and jump in all the puddles. (from

Chalk it up: Everyone loves sidewalk chalk - the glow-in-the-dark kind, so you and your child can still glimpse your artwork from the window at bedtime. (from

Go for a run: Every child loves to run. Why not join us at Kids Run Free? We host monthly events across the country! Check it out.


Hammock Fun: They don’t cost much - and your little people will enjoy a whole summer of fun. My guess is that bigger people will enjoy it too! (

Tree climbing: Discover your inner child by climbing trees with your children.

Camping: Of course - the classic, great outdoors activity.

– and what about all the yummy food that you can throw on the fire! Lots of delicious recipes here.

Pond dipping: Who knows what you can find in a pond? In our beautiful country we are surrounded by lots of wonderful nature - even if you don't have a pond, or even a garden. Go for a walk with you children, and see what you can discover – from large airborne insects like dragonflies, down to small slimy flatworms – it’s all a source of fascination for children. Source from here

What about running a Marathon with your kids? 

You can do that with your children, just by going to your local park, a little at a time - we recommend not to run over 2km a day. It is in a child’s nature to run, so let them discover their true ability. We at Kids Run Free hold Kids Marathon, which is a project run at schools nationwide. Our aim is to give school children the chance to complete a marathon by the end of their school year. To find out more, please check out our website


A simple piece of cardboard and a 
few balloons can be transformed into a great balloon dart board! 
It is such an inexpensive idea, try it 
out from here.    

Check out this fun filled Clown bean bag toss
Get creative with your kids!
You can use dish cloths, and what else, beans! Voila, bean bags are created.
Again, using simple cardboard, paint and colourful paper, you got all the equipment ready for a fantastic carnival themed party.
It is a great backdrop/photo booth for a birthday party too!