You could also try cooking simple recipes with your child and help them learn some basic cooking skills. You could introduce them to the joy of gardening—planting, watering and tending a plant and waiting for it to flower and bear fruit can be magical for young children—but take care to choose something that is easy to grow and has a short growing season. If your child likes drawing, colouring and painting, stock up on art materials and help them explore their capabilities for self-expression in their chosen medium. Also, organize board games with the neighbourhood kids—this will enable the child to mingle with peers, and give you a break!
Summer camps introduce kids to a whole range of activities and help them discover their interests and abilities and are now a given for most children living in urban/metropolitan areas. But if you lack access to such camps, talk to your child and come up with activities to keep them occupied during the holidays. Allow the child to choose what they want to do to keep them interested. And, most important, keep it relaxed and enjoyable…and you will create a memorable vacation that your child is bound to remember with pleasure in the years to come!