Eight Summer Ideas to Keep Kids Active at Home

Pediatric Center in Bakersfield

Summer is the season of the year that kids love because they build lifelong memories and look back and feel the nostalgia. So parents have to make sure that they have activities available for them. Kids love to be active and there’s one thing that active kids have a lot of and that is energy! You can always visit our office for suggestions on the right activity for your children or when picking an activity, it is important to make sure it is safe for your children.

  • Art projects: This is a fun activity that helps to stimulate the child’s imagination because they get to create art from scratch. It gives them a feeling of being outside. An art space can be easily made with paper, coloring books, glue, scissors, colored pencils, and crayons. Making all of this readily available for the children makes it easier for art projects to be part of their daily routine.

  • Puzzles: Puzzles help to keep kids mentally active. While some kids may enjoy them more than others, having them complete a portion of a large puzzle daily helps them not to get bored easily. 

  • Hallway soccer: This does not require a backyard. All you have to do is set up nets at the opposite ends of the hallway by placing masking tape on the floor. Divide into teams, get your ball, and start playing. 


  • Hula hoop: This is great because while your kids are having fun, they are working out and strengthening their core muscles. Please ensure that they are not close to anything that can break while hula hooping.

  • Dance: Put on their favorite song or put on a dance video that can teach them how to dance and let them dance along.
  • Balloon volleyball: To create the perfect setup, try making a net by tying a piece of yarn from one chair to another. Then blow up a balloon and the games can then begin. 

  • Home workout sessions: There are a lot of online workout routines that you can always try with your kids, keeping them fit and healthy. There is yoga for kids and there are virtual classes that you can join in. Please check for activities that are kid-friendly. 

  • Give them chores: They will not enjoy getting any chores done, but this is important because it will teach them responsibility. Give them easy chores that can be easily completed like dusting, mowing the lawn, washing the dishes, folding laundry, or wiping the counters. Start small and work your way up to keep them interested.

Residents of Bakersfield that are looking for an outstanding pediatric office have the option of taking a look at Kern Pediatrics.

At Kern Pediatrics, we can offer a lot of great suggestions for activities that kids can do at home as well as providing outstanding and continuous clinical care for your children.