With summer season officially kicking off in just a little over a couple of weeks (June 21, 2018), children will officially be out of school by then and you may be asking yourself – what do I do with my kids this summer?

Summer is the perfect time to spark kids’ interest in activities they may not be exposed to during the traditional school year. Technology can help them learn new skills while being entertained. Motivate your kids to imagine, create, enjoy and explore new possibilities with these three free tech ideas from Microsoft.

Join Microsoft’s workshops

Microsoft Stores can be your helper! You can enjoy a cafecito at a mall while your kids will engage in fun, creative workshops. For example:

Build your own STEM project at home

The jobs of the future, no matter the industry or level, are no doubt going to involve at least a basic knowledge of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics.) Ignite your kids’ passion for technology by creating tech-related projects with them this summer.

All lessons plans are in Spanish as well.

Play an educational videogame

Videogames are not only for entertainment, they can be a good tool for learning as well! If you’re not playing Minecraft, for example, you’re missing out. This Xbox videogame ignites the imagination and creative thinking by playing with 3D objects such as dirt, stones, tree trunks, water, lava and more. Kids place blocks and go on adventures where they can build anything they can imagine with unlimited resources.