Vacations should be a perfect recreation time for children. It is essential that kids get a hands-on idea about different things in life that are not directly to their academic curriculum. Schools too extend such hobby classes and summer camps to let children explore their extra curricular talents.
Hobby ideas are available for all age groups. For children who are developing their motor skills, coloring will keep them engrossed. Ready picture books on favorite cartoons are available. Invest in a good set of crayons, clay and also water colors. What one finds as messy will later shape into a butterfly, a house with chimney or a family picture. One can use rough sheets to draw large flowers, petals, or a pond. Use the sun, a crescent moon, the planet Jupiter with ring and stars and they learn about astronomy adjoiningly. If you would actually flip through pictures on planets and comets they would deem it as boring.
Investing quality time with children is essential. Find what your child is good at. Sundays can be spent on origami and paper folding lessons. You could ask a art teacher to come home and enroll other children in the same. Learn a few tricks yourself. Kids can learn about pottery and painting the same as gardening skills. One could enroll the child in a gardening session twice a week. Children love to play with mud and soil mixes and thereby a few tricks in watering and weeding plants. They learn to love nature.
Many hobby classes also specialize in cooking ideas for children. The kids can partake in canapÃ© making, pizza dough mixing or delight in decorating a cake. Encourage your child in cutting paper photographs of extinct animals, vehicles or strange plants and stick them in a neatly labeled book. This is a souvenir of rare collections which the entire family can marvel after many years. Encourage collecting stamps and coins.
Certain instructors also offer special classes which are rich crafts. These include plumbing and carpentry. Photography classes for hobby is very encouraging for children. They the learn the art of camera angles, the effect of light and this could be useful for the entire family. Dance classes are for all ages. Beadwork, knitting, tailoring interests many teenage girls. Learn patchwork and making appliquÃ©s.