Home / Health & Wellness Articles / Tips and Life Hacks / Tips to Help Keep Kids Entertained this SummerTips to Help Keep Kids Entertained this Summer, June 18, 2020 School is out and summer break has officially started for kids all around the country, but what are parents to do to keep their children entertained in the era of COVID-19? Summer camps and other programs have been cancelled this year as social distancing efforts are still in place, but with just a little creativity and ingenuity, you can keep the kids entertained in more meaningful ways beyond sitting them down in front of the TV. Check out these tips for putting an end to your kids’ boredom today!Get Crafty! If you have some of the basics around your home—crayons, glue, construction paper, markers, popsicle sticks, and the like–your kids can let their imaginations run wild and keep themselves entertained for hours.Get Outdoors! There are lots of safe options for kids to explore the great outdoors. From watching free nature cams, backyard camping, fishing in the neighborhood stream, or visiting a local park—there’s still plenty to see outdoors while remaining safely away from others.Spend Time Together! There’s certainly no shortage of activities families can do together this summer! Visit a virtual museum to learn about a new topic, listen to an audiobook together, go on a hike, or just cook a meal together as a family. If you’re into the environment, you and the kids can even volunteer to help beautify the neighborhood by picking up trash or planting some flowers. Spending time together is more important now than ever before!Need more ideas? This article is filled with loads of additional ideas to help keep you and the kids entertained all summer long!Centerstone is here for you. If you or any member of your family is having a hard time coping with the changes brought on by COVID-19 (or anything else), we can help. Centerstone remains fully operational and continuing to serve our clients and communities. Connect with us today by calling 1-877-HOPE123 (877-467-3123)! Know someone who can benefit from these tips? Share this article with them on social media. If you are in crisis, please call our crisis line, call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room.If you're still having trouble and would like to reach out to someone about counseling or other Centerstone services, contact us.