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Four fun things to do with the kids during the summer holidays

Summer is here and it's time to make memories with our little ones. But what to do? Here are four fun and easy activities that can make the summer holidays unforgettable for both kids and parents, whether you live in an apartment or have access to a garden. Let's dive into these amazing summer adventures! ๐ŸŒž

1. Summer Bingo

Turn your summer activities into an exciting challenge with our Summer Bingo. Download and print our bingo cards, made up of 16 squares with various fun activities; anything from eating an ice cream, splashing in a puddle, seeing a butterfly, or finding a four-leaf clover. Hand out the bingo cards to the children and let them tick off each activity they do. To make it even more fun, Summer Bingo is available in three different themes - animals, food, and adventure. Does anyone dare to sample all the dishes that are on the food bingo card or find all the animals? ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿ“ Itโ€™ll be a fun and educational challenge that gets the kids to be active and discover new things every day!

You can download the bingo cards here >>

2. Create a Summer Jar

One of the best things about summer is being out in nature. Make an exciting treasure hunt for the kids by creating a "Summer Jar". Take a jar of your choice out for a walk in your local area or to the nearest park, and let the children collect things they find along the way. They can be anything from beautiful stones, shells, and sticks, to small cones and feathers. Let the children choose what they want to pick and put in their jar. When you get home, you can look at the finds together and maybe create small stories about where and how you found them. A Summer Jar is not only a great memory of your adventures, itโ€™s also a way for children to explore and learn about nature in a fun way. ๐ŸŒฟ

3. Discover nature in your local area

Even if you live in an apartment, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy nature. Britain is full of beautiful nature trails that are suitable for the whole family, and a long walk can be a fantastic way to spend a day together. Whether you choose a shorter walk or a longer adventure, there is something for everyone. Pack a picnic, put on comfortable shoes, and go exploring! ๐Ÿฅช๐Ÿ‘Ÿ During your hike, you can look for animal tracks, collect beautiful leaves, or just enjoy the fresh air and the sounds of nature. You can also bring your Summer Bingo card or Summer Jar to make the hike even more exciting. The National Trust's website is full of local trails that are perfect for a family day out in the open. Hiking together not only strengthens family bonds, it also provides a welcome chance to relax and appreciate our beautiful nature. ๐ŸŒฒ

4. A Library adventure

A visit to the local library can be an exciting adventure in itself. Many libraries have special summer activities for children, such as story times, crafts, and theatre performances. Borrowing books is a perfect way to introduce children to new worlds and stories. ๐Ÿ“šโœจ Let them choose their own books and maybe even participate in a summer reading challenge where they get rewards for each book they read. Many libraries also have reading corners where you can sit down and read together. Itโ€™s a great opportunity to encourage reading and create a cosy time together, all while the kids develop their book skills.

So, pack your backpack, lace up your shoes, and go on an adventure this summer! And don't forget to take lots of pictures to preserve those wonderful moments together. ๐Ÿ“ธ๐ŸŒผ

Have a great summer, from everyone at Smartphoto!

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