This way we also get to learn a few things and spend some quality time with them.
Here are a few ways by which we can spend some quality time with the kids and enjoy nature:
Watching the sunrise and the sunset: This can be a lot of fun, most everyone enjoys sleeping in late during summer break, but planning on waking up early for a couple of mornings enjoying a walk and the sunrise near a lake sounds fun. Watching the sunset from a beach and sounds fun too. Watching the sunrise and sunset and taking pictures sounds interesting.
Summer is a good time to look at the stars: Since the sky is clear its fun to look at the stars most children enjoy looking at the stars and the planets and learning a few things about the solar system sounds fun. This is a good way of introducing a few interesting geography lessons on the solar system as well.
Try new seasonal fruits and vegetables: Nature sure has provided us with a lot of different fruits and vegetables which are available during summer, mangoes, different types of berries, watermelons, different types of fresh seasonal vegetables, are also available, trying new fruits and vegetables and coming up with different desserts or trying a new recipe sounds fun. Children enjoy colorful food items. Cutting the fruits and vegetables in different shapes, coming up with a fruit salad, or a fresh vegetable salad the different colors makes it look colorful. Planting a few simple plants like tomatoes, or a few herbs in the kitchen garden, sounds fun too.
Collect things while on a nature walk: Collecting, pebbles, seashells, pine cones, different leaves, rocks and coming up with a fun craft projects, like decorating photo frames with seashells, or coloring the leaves and making a colorful art project,
Watch for different birds by making a bird feeder: I enjoy looking at birds especially during spring and summer, and making a bird feeder is a good way to keep watching the birds from the window, taking a few pictures and trying to learn more about the keeps children interested and busy.
Collect flowers and leaves and dry them: Summertime is the time where we can get a lot of different fresh flowers, collecting some and drying the flowers or leaves and then helping up with a craft project sounds fun.
Nature sure has provided us with a lot of different things or ways that we can enjoy. Summer is a goodtime to spend with the kids and enjoy sometime together.