For kids, summer means camp, trips to the beach, and grabbing ice cream with friends. What it doesn’t usually mean is doing it all in facemasks – or in many cases, not doing it at all. But like it or not, that’s what 2020’s summer brought.
Games, camps, and other summer activities have seen cancellation around the world. So as stir-crazy kids started to run out of things to do, Keys for Kids stepped up with the Summer of Fun.
“We wanted to provide families with activities and things they could do at home with their own families or with a limited group of people: something to keep the summer still being fun for the kids, especially since they were home an extra couple of months, and still make this a good summer for them,” says Dylan Raayenbrink.
From bug-collecting and water pistol fights to neighborhood photo safaris and beanstalk tepees, the Summer of Fun calendar is filled with suggestions to keep kids busy during the summer. And these activities are more than just entertainment; Keys for Kids wants people to “think about how does God fit into our summer? How does God fit into these activities? How can we bring this together with not just entertainment and keeping kids busy, but also teaching them something about God?”
The activities bring families together, give kids a list of things to do, and emphasize God’s roll in the world. And although the summer is coming to a close, it’s not too late to get involved.
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Alex Anhalt
CALL TO ACTION
- Pray for the spiritual success of these activities.
- Ask God to bring His Word into kids’ minds and hearts during the end of this summer.
- Thank Him for the Summer of Fun and the joy it’s bringing kids.