Making the Most of Summer Break: Fun-filled Ideas for Children

Children's vacation plans vary based on their interests and preferences, with some opting for relaxation while others engage in various activities.

Rana Kanwal
By Rana Kanwal - Writer 4 Min Read
Summer vacations in Pakistan

Like children all over the world, school holidays are eagerly awaited in the homeland and hold great importance for both children and their parents.

There is no denying the significance of these holidays for children, who take them very seriously and make plans in advance. Likewise, parents also value these holidays for the well-being of their children.

Summer vacation is a time when children can take a break from the daily rigors of school and enjoy some free time. But what do kids do during summer vacation? This is a question that every parent has some answers to, while they continue to search for more.

Children have different vacation plans based on their interests and preferences. Some children prefer to spend their summer vacations relaxing and doing nothing, while others engage in various activities.

Similarly, these holidays bring joy to some mothers, while others feel worried and nervous because they anticipate their children making noise, fighting, getting into mischief, and causing chaos all day long.

In this article, we will explore how children spend their school holidays. Sensible parents always strive to make their children’s vacations meaningful and ensure their time is not wasted. Of course, children shouldn’t be on a very tight schedule, but if they do enjoy their time, it should involve healthy activities that will benefit their future lives.

Against this backdrop, every parent, especially mothers, have the question of what to do and this is the time to plan ahead for the children’s school holidays.

Participating in Sports

Engaging in sports is a great way to build character for children. Games help develop teamwork, leadership skills, and discipline, making them a popular choice for children during their holidays. They can join a sports club or play with their friends. Sports such as swimming, horse riding, martial arts, basketball, football, and tennis are highly popular among children, enabling them to showcase their talents.

Going Hiking

Hiking is an excellent way to explore nature and get some exercise. Many parents find hiking activities suitable for their children during the holidays. It is an important and healthy activity that leaves both parents and children feeling refreshed.

Going on a Trip

Traveling is a fantastic way for children to learn about different cultures, develop curiosity, and broaden their perspectives. Parents can plan trips to different cities or countries. Our country has dozens of beautiful and atmospheric places to visit, encouraging children to learn about the history, culture, and cuisine of different regions.

An important concern for parents is what to do if the child stays at home, as indoor activities play a significant role during children’s school holidays. These activities are especially valuable on rainy days or when children cannot go outside.

Reading and Writing

Reading and studying are great ways for kids to spend their holidays. They can read books that interest them and improve their reading skills. Similarly, writing is an excellent way for children to express themselves and enhance their writing skills. They can write stories and poems and have them published in a newspaper or magazine. Nowadays, with parental guidance, they can even create their own blog.


Gardening is a wonderful way for children to develop patience, responsibility, and an appreciation for nature. Children can learn to plant and care for a variety of plants and vegetables. Parents can encourage their children to participate in community gardening projects or grow plants in a part of their home, on the roof, or on the balcony.

Watching Movies and Documentaries

Children can also broaden their knowledge by watching movies or documentaries during their vacations. They can do this for a limited time with their friends and cousins under adult supervision, which can alleviate any complaints from my child. Let’s enjoy the holidays!

A Great Time to Learn New Skills

School holidays provide the best opportunity for children to learn new skills, as they may not have the chance to do so during the busy school days. These skills can be practical or academic and can help children develop new interests and hobbies.

For example, girls can learn to cook during their vacations by attending cooking classes or cooking with their mothers at home. This skill can help them become more independent and develop healthy eating habits. Additionally, coding is a valuable skill in today’s digital world. Kids can learn to code during their vacations by attending coding classes or using online resources. These skills can help them in their future careers and develop problem-solving abilities.

Learning a new language is another important skill and a great way for children to expand their horizons and become more culturally aware. They can attend language learning classes or use language learning applications to learn a new language.

Voluntary and Social Activities

Volunteering and community service are excellent ways for kids to give back to their communities and make a difference in the world. Children can volunteer or participate in social service projects during their vacations. This can help them develop a sense of empathy and responsibility towards others.

Parents can encourage their children to engage in positive activities during the holidays to help them develop new interests and skills, becoming well-rounded individuals. Parents should not let these vacations go to waste.

Let’s start planning a vacation today to create beautiful memories and moments.

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Writer at Aware Pakistan, Punjab University ‘Mass Communication Graduate’ and System Analyst in PRAL at the Federal Board of Revenue in Islamabad.
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