• 100 Things to Do with Your Child This Summer of 2015 (Part 1)

    Don't give them a reason to get bored with this long list of fun activities!
  • There's only 2 months, and at best 3 months, of summer. Make the most of it by packing you and your child's summer days with fun-filled activities. Go ahead, make some memories!

    1. Make a summer journal

    Summer Journal

    (Photo Source: thepinkcouch.blogspot.com)

    Start by making a Summer Journal for each of you, or maybe just one to share. Write down all the places, activities and things you'll be taking up this summer, and add pictures as well. Decorate anyway you want! Here's a suggestion on how to make one.


    2. Go on a treasure hunt

    Experience Phils.

    Feel like pirates and go on a family treasure hunt with Experience Philippines, a "fun-filled adventure for kids to discover the little tiny bits of lost history of the Philippines," or go on a random road trip, where they don't reveal the destination until you're about to leave. Ready for some excitement? Visit their website here.


    3.  Visit a library

    Library

    How about taking an adventure together without even leaving the city? The library houses countless books to choose from. Plus, your child will enjoy reading with other kids around as well. Here are a couple libraries you can choose from.


    4. Cook together

    Snacks

    Why not let your child join in on the cooking? Whip up some delicious snacks together! Here are 6 kid-friendly recipes you can try.


    5. Introduce him/her to your childhood toys

    Tait Design, Co. Yoyos

    Introduce her to your childhood toys with these redesigned yoyos and planes by Tait Design, Co. brought to you by heimastore.com.  Check them out here.

    Related: 10 Summer Toys Only Pinoy Kids from the 80s Can Relate To


    6. Go on a picnic

    Go on a picnic

    It's always good to get out of the house and enjoy a bit of air from time to time. You don't even have to get out of the metro. Here are a few places we suggest.


    7. Pack these bento boxes

    Bento box

    Pack some snacks together for your picnic. Make them into cute little bento boxes! Yummy.ph shows you how.


    8. Be daredevils

    Flying Trapeze

    Be daredevils and go on the flying trapeze together! Trapeze.ph offers the first and only flying trapeze experience in the Philippines located at the Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Recommended age limit is 6 years old and above. Fly on over to their website.


    9. Be mermaids

    Ocean Park Mermaids

    Who doesn't want to be a mermaid, even just for once? Experience what it's like in this Ocean Park adventure in Manila. Visit their website for more details.


    10.  Make your own ice cream

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    Store bought ice cream is good, sure, but oddly it definitely does taste better when it's homemade. This video by a cute little kid shows you how to make a batch.


    11.  Make frozen banana pops (for a healthier option)

    If soft-served ice cream isn't for you and your child then maybe you can still beat the summer heat with these banana pops instead! They're delicious, nutritous and cold!


    12.  Help out as a family by going on a vacation

    The Green Initiative

    Go on a vacation while helping make the world a better place. Travel with The Green Initiative and enjoy local delicacies and accomodation, providing a chance for the locals to earn and your family to have fun. Visit their website here.


    13. Survive a zombie attack

    Zombie poster

    Is your family smart enough to escape the zombie room? Solve puzzles and survive the zombie attack at Trinoma. Everyone's welcome to join in! More info here.


    14. See Peppa Pig live

    Peppa Pig live poster

    In this beautiful new theatrical production, Peppa Pig and friends set off on a treasure hunt. If your child is a Peppa Pig fan, you can't miss their first production in Manila! More info here.


    15.  Play with dolls (and learn about social responsibility)

    HOME dolls

    These TALA dolls are made by women of Handcrafters of Mary Enterprise (HOME). Each doll sold promotes a sustainable livelihood program for the mothers. They’re on special offer for a limited time! See more about them here.


    16. Go to a cat café

    Cat Cafe

    Kitties! Kitties everywhere! Your child will love the Miao Cat Café with its residential cats. Meet feline friends of different breeds while you enjoy your cup of coffee. The Miao Cat Café is located at Congressional Avenue, Quezon City.  Visit their Facebook page here.


    17. Go to a dog café (if your family likes dogs better than cats)

    Barkin' Blends

    Barkin' Blends Dog Café is perfect for dog-lovers. It's also perfect for non-dog-lovers as they'll surely fall in love with these canines after their visit. Barkin' Blends is located at Loyola Heights, Quezon City. Visit their facebook page here.


    18. Go to the Circle of Fun

    Circle of Fun

    (Photo Source: rappler.com)

    The Circle of Fun in Quezon City Circle has rides, rental bikes and the occasional carnival. It's conveniently located in Metro Manila, plus it's inside a park so there's none of that city claustrophobia and pollution.



    19. Watch Youtube videos together

    Youtube Kids app

    With the YouTube kids app, you don't have to worry about what your child is watching on the internet because Youtube becomes your personal content police. Learn moret.


    20. Have a garage sale

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    Box of toys

    Collect all the unused and unwanted stuff lying around the house. Let your child choose which toys she doesn't want anymore. Guide her by pointing out toys which she may be too old for now. Stick on a price tag and start selling! You can even make posters and hand them out to neighbors who have kids, too. Use the earnings to buy a big tub of ice cream as a reward for all the hard work!
    (Photo Source: galleryhip.com)


    21. Go to the cinemas

    Make a day special by watching a movie at the cinema. A new movie by DreamWorks entitled "Home", will start showing in cinemas on March 26.


    22. Teach your child how to cook

    Curious Chef

    Get the kids to start learning in the kitchen with fully-functional Curious Chef kiddie utensils, now available online through Lazada.com.ph. Learn more.


    23. Cook with the kids

    Cookbook

    Now that she's got the proper tools, she's ready to cook! This recipe book by Vicky Veloso-Barrera contains easy-to-follow recipes (with illustrated instructions) that kids will definitely enjoy doing. Check it out here.


    24. Await the soon-to-open Kidzania

    Kidzania Mumbai

    (Photo Source: kidzania.com)

    Kidzania is a kid-sized city where kids get to role-play over 70 different professions, and Kidzania Manila is set top open this summer! The Kidzania franchise is also present in 14 countries including Singapore, Moscow and London (Photo above is taken at Kidzania Mumbai). Visit their website to learn more.



    25.  Visit the Exploreum

    MOA Exploreum

    The Mall of Asia houses Exploreum, an interactive and educational facility for the whole family. It features 118 exhibits ranging from topics like nature, outer space and technology. This year they're opening up a summer camp from May 8 to 10 with this year's theme: Marine. Visit their website to learn more.

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