After-School Activities to Keep Your Child Active

Keeping your kids busy after school teaches them discipline and makes them learn new skills. To ensure that they take a keen interest in their after-school activities, make it entertaining and educational. There are many activities for kids that can keep them active after the school bell rings. 

Outdoor activity to keep your child active

Let’s check out 6 of the most fun and educational after-school activities for kids:

1. Crafts

Whether your child is a toddler or older, crafts are a great way to keep them busy after school. Involving your kids in crafts helps develop their creative and imaginative skills. They get to use their imagination and create wonderful things out of items you have right at home. 

2. Painting

Another way to encourage creativity is to introduce painting. Finger painting is always fun for kids of any age. Your child can learn the names of colors as they paint. As they get older, they can move on to more complex paintings.

3. Message Kites

It’s a great activity to keep your child entertained after school hours. Teach your child how to make a homemade kite with coded messages that he or she can send to friends or neighbors. The message can say anything from “Happy Birthday” or “Have a great day!” This is a creative and fun activity that kids of any age will enjoy.

4. Nature Love

Instill a love of nature in your kids at an early age. Take them to parks or even just your backyard and teach them how to take care of plants. Collecting fallen leaves and sticking them to scrapbooks is also a fun way to learn more about plants and trees.

5. Fun Chores

Teach your kids the importance of helping out at home by giving them small and fun chores. This will make them feel like contributors and teach them how to take care of their things as well as their home.

6. Outdoor Games

Take your kids outdoors and make them leave the TV or computer for a while. There are many outdoor games that will keep them engaged for hours. Physical activities will make them healthier and also have fun with you and their siblings or friends.

These after-school activities for kids help in improving their social and communication skills, enhancing their overall development, and contributing to a healthy lifestyle. 


Dorothy Hastings

Dorothy Hastings is the Director of First School, which are three Preschool and child care centers located throughout Southern California. First School provides a hands-on approach to preschool education and child care programs that emphasizes all around child development. In addition to their intuitive academic approach, First School also focuses on developing a child's social skills and self-confidence, which is made possible in their intimate learning atmosphere.

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