The last Friday of the school year! Summer vacation is just around the corner. I love how the summer brings us closer together as a family because we can break routine, have fun and try something new. I wanted to share a couple neat ideas for your family to try over the summer break.
1. Enjoy the beautiful outdoors.
Summer means warmer weather! We like to take the opportunity to explore new places and get outdoors. A fun family activity that everyone can enjoy is geocaching – think of it as a modern-day treasure hunt!
2. Many communities have creative opportunities, many of which are free or low cost.
Summer art in the park, movie under the stars or even community fairs happen during the summer break. Take a look at your local paper and see what activities are going on within the community.
3. Plan and plant a summer garden.
The kids love growing their own produce! There is something special about taking care of their own garden and watching it grow. This is a great learning experience for one and all!
4. Plan a family read-aloud for the cooler summer nights.
Invite extended family members and friends over to join you. You can even have the adults read a story and let the children act them out. Need a new story idea? Visit your local library or check out the KindleUnlimited library! This could become one of the activities they remember most from the summer!
5. Set up a picnic table and chairs underneath a shaded area.
Put together a basket of board games the family would like to learn or has enjoyed in the past. Take the games outside and enjoy the fresh air while you play some old favorites like Monopoly or Candyland!
6. Plan to have a water fight.
Head to the dollar store and stock up on water guns, balloons and even buckets! Have a competition to see who can stay dry the longest. Not only will this help everyone cool down but the kids will run off some of their extra energy!
7. Your family may enjoy camping out at home!
You don't have to go to a campground to pitch a tent and making camping memories, you can do it right in your backyard! Not only will this save you time and money but also the headache of packing everything for everyone!
8. Take part in some Random Acts of Kindness!
Paying it forward doesn't have to be difficult, you can probably help people right in your own neighborhood! Weed a neighbors' garden, mow someone's lawn, bake cookies and deliver them to a neighbor. There are many simple ways to spread a random act of kindness if you take a minute to think about it.
Just remember summer is all about making new memories and being a kid yourself! Why not turn the sprinkler on and jump on the trampoline or take silly photos, we need to treasure these moments while we can.
What's on your summer fun list?
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