Our kid’s last day of school is approaching and Summer is right around the corner! WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO? Well, not to worry because I have compiled a list of things to consider when hanging out with the kiddos during this upcoming summer break!
1. Go to an Amusement Park
What better way to entertain the kids (and the adults) while making memories you will cherish forever? The occasional sugar almonds or turkey leg doesn’t hurt either!
2. Pick Strawberries
The only thing better than eating a fresh, juicy local strawberry is enjoying one you picked yourself. If you’ve ever gone fruit picking before, you know it leaves a lasting impression. It’s one of the few experiences where every one of the five senses is stimulated, and in the sweetest way!
3. Attend an Outdoor Concert
Concerts and festivals are slowly starting to comeback! Find the perfect venue in your area, bring a lawn chair and spend an evening listening to tunes! Remember to respect other people’s space!
4. Have a Picnic
Pack a traditional wicker basket with your favorite picnic foods and enjoy the feast as well as the weather!
5. Take a Road Trip
Pick a spot on the map, get in your car and just drive. There are very few activities in this world that are as fun-filled and as exhilarating as going on a road trip with friends and/or family. Make a list of all the things you would like to do along the way and let the other chips fall where they may. Just go with it and have fun. The open road calls to all of us!
6. Grow an Herb Garden
Gardening can be a lot of fun and growing your own herbs is a great way to promote a healthy lifestyle and teach the same to your kids. They will definitely have a blast digging in the soil and planting seeds, growing seedlings and watering them. You don’t need a lot of space and the vessel can be anything from a wooden crate to a mason jar to an old tire!
7. Go to the Beach
Catch some rays and some waves!
8. Have a Water Balloon Fight
While we all love to feel the sun in our faces, sometimes the heat of summer can get a little too…toasty! On those days, very few things even come close to feeling as good as having a cold shower, but the next best thing is to have a water balloon fight.
9. Make S’mores
If you haven’t had these yet, drop everything you are doing and go make some—s’mores are absolutely divine. As the perfect campfire treat, making S’mores is something that the whole family can get into and thoroughly enjoy.
10. Go 24 Hours without Internet, Radio or Television
Now, I know, this is a tall order. We use the internet for everything nowadays. But think about it. When was the last time you went for two hours without your phone? Try going 24 hours without internet, radio or TV. Go camping; sit and read a good book; talk to your friends and family or use the time to complete some of the ideas on this list. Soon enough you will wish you had these quiet and peaceful moments more often.