Even though the world is opening up after the pandemic, children under 12 remain unvaccinated. Along with the new Delta variant, many parents want to find safe summer options. Fortunately, there are plenty of things you can do to keep your kids local and entertained this summer!
How to Keep Kids Safe This Summer
First, let’s talk about a few things you should do this summer to keep your kids safe.
Keep social distancing
Unvaccinated kids should continue to practice social distancing and mask-wearing, especially when they are indoors or around large groups of people.
Wash your hands
This is no time to let up on good hygiene practices. Encourage your non-vaccinated kids to keep washing their hands regularly.
Get outside as much as possible
Keeping kids outside as much as possible will reduce their chances of getting COVID-19. Summer is the perfect time to play outdoors alone and with friends!
7 Fun and Safe Summer Activities for Kids
These activities will keep kids active and engaged this summer when they are still too young to get the vaccine.
Go to the beach
California is known for its beautiful beaches. Take advantage of this great weather by heading to a local beach, or take a little drive for a day trip! Don’t forget to pack buckets and shovels for sandcastles.
Play in the pool
Pools are considered safe as long as you continue to practice good hygiene and social distancing.
Packing up for a family camping trip is a fantastic way to get outdoors and into nature! Pack a tent or book a cabin for a fun weekend getaway.
Do an outdoor scavenger hunt
Give your kids a list of items to find on a hike, then hit the trails to see what you can find! Give your kids a small prize for finding all the items on their list. (Ice cream on the way home is usually a favorite.)
Book a staycation at the Four Seasons
Need to get away from the house for a few nights? California Health & Longevity Institute at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village is an excellent place for families to relax and unwind! Swim in the pool, enjoy fine dining, and hit the trails for a hike or family bike ride.
Enjoy all the fun of camping without going anywhere. Set up a tent in the backyard and start a fire in the firepit where you can roast marshmallows and tell scary stories. This is a great way to get the kids away from screens.
Have a game night
There’s nothing more fun than an old-fashioned family game night. Invite your vaccinated friends and family over if you want to make it more festive (or competitive).