Summer is the perfect time to be spending quality time with your kids. Because school’s out and camp might be a possibility this year, there will be a lot of days at home in which you and your kids will feel the need to get creative. Having fun doesn’t mean going to a new amusement park every week, you can improvise and make the most out of summer activities in your own backyard. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
This active and educational activity will allow you and your kids to take a moment outside and appreciate the scenery. Whether at a near park or in your backyard, you can set up learning activities for your kids enjoy. Bring a notepad so they can make observations and a mason jar with holes poked in the lid so they can collect things they find.
Ice Cream Sundae
On an especially hot day, make homemade ice cream with your kids or just buy ice cream, cones, and toppings to create an ice cream sundae. Invite friends to join in on the fun and make a day out of it!
Buy a tie-dye kit at your local craft store and make shirts with your kids! It’s an easy way to get messy so try doing this activity outside but let their individuality take hold to create unique tees. It’s a craft that can be used for summers to come!
Take a hot day and turn it into fresh fun. Buy water balloons at your local pharmacy and host a water balloon fight with the whole family! Other activities include a sprinkler race, sponge dodgeball, or even having fun on a slip n’ slide. Set up an obstacle course to mix things up and make sure to have fresh snacks waiting after the games!
There are numerous ways to enjoy crafts with your kids. With beads or thread, making friendship bracelets is a good way to get friends at home and bond with other families. Another mess-free craft is origami! Make different shapes and animals with your kids and enjoy your creations.
Journaling or Scrapbooking
Invest in journals for your kids and let them record their fun summer days to look back on in the future. Scrapbooking is also a great, time-consuming, way to get memories down on paper. It can be an annual summer journal or scrapbook that your kids can look forward to and love.