Summer Vacations can mean a whole lot of fun, lazy days and wonderful water activities for kids. At the same time, parents worry about keeping their children entertained for long hours during the day. With a little creativity and a bit of research online, you will have more than sufficient ideas to not only have fun with your children but you will be surprised with the amount they tend to learn when they have fun. With well-planned activities, children tend to enjoy the peer interactions, physical activity and a little bit of education as well. Here are a few tips you can follow to plan a summer camp that is not only fun for your children but soon you will be having other children wanting to join in on the fun:
Start with a Plan: It is essential that you start with a plan and a great one at that. Make sure you have everything written down right from the number of kids who will sign up, the projects involved for each day, age group of the children, cost per project/per child and the time you will invest every day. While this list may be less complicated if you are hoping to do this only for your children, once it becomes a professional one, several other factors will also need to be considered such as the charges. Safety waivers, information about each child and important numbers and so on.
Always plan as per age group: When you are planning your schedule for the camp, make sure you are comfortable with the age group that is going to be coming in. While it may sound intimidating, handling kids who are in the age-group of 4-6 is probably the toughest as most of the time things will never go according to your plan and it pays to remember that when you begin working towards it. Also, pick projects which seem easy for the age-group you are dealing with. There is a tendency to overthink the capacity of these kids and if the projects seem tougher, it will not be long before you see the interest waning. The most important thing is that children need to have fun and even if the project seems a bit too simple, use it if you think the kids will love it.
The Internet is your best friend: The internet is the biggest blessing for mothers and so is the case for crafters. There are tons of projects available online on several websites and blogs such as diyexperience.com. Not only will be amazed at the options but you will find some cool crafts that can be done easily with children. Using some cool everyday material from around the house you can make projects which will cost you less than half of what you have budgeted.
So, organize a wonderful summer camp using some of your own creativity and picking ideas from crafters from around the world that is sure to please your little ones!