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4 Fun After School Activities

The new school year is in full swing, and although your child may have a jam-packed schedule of activities and lessons in the classroom, what do they do when they get home? Here’s four creative ways to curb after school boredom and have fun with your family.

  1. Come together. Organize a weekly get-together with your child’s neighborhood friends and parents. Houses can take turns hosting and keep the kids entertained with crafts, games or sports. Find after school playgrounds in your area by browsing sites like Meetup.com.
  2. Hit the books. Create a reading challenge for your child with prizes for reaching milestones! Incorporate a mixture of genres and reading levels to give your child a wide-variety of books to choose from.
  3. Go outside. Spend time outdoors by going on a walk, playing in the park, exploring a nearby garden, tackling a fun scavenger hunt or playing a sport.
  4. Unleash your inner artist. Tap into your child’s creative side with crafts, listening to music, dancing or acting out a book or play.