5 Must Do Summer Activities For Families With Kids
Summer is a wonderful time. The kids are out of school, life (sometimes) becomes less stressful and there are so many opportunities to take advantage of with your kids. You shouldn’t miss out! Planning a fun filled summer can be easy if you plan things that don’t involve much planning. (Talk about a mouthful!) What I mean is that you should plan simple things that don’t involve much effort and/or money, and you will be far happier with your summer plans.
These 5 Summer activities for families with kids are perfect for the whole family to enjoy together and create some wonderful memories this Summer!
• Farmers Markets are a great learning experience for kids. You can teach them about organic foods, they can taste a variety of types of foods, and by allowing them to pay for things they can understand money better than at the store as farmers markets are typically a more personal experience. Find your local farmers markets this summer and have fun!
• Have a picnic in your backyard, or at a nearby park. Picnic foods aren’t expensive, your kids can help make the food, and picnics are overall a lot of fun. Pick a nice shady tree and enjoy your lunch in nature. You could even make this a weekly event if your children enjoy it.
• Make your own mini golf in your backyard! You can do this for a very low cost, quite possibly no cost at all. Use containers that you have around the house, and balls that will fit inside those containers. Set the containers up on their sides in a ‘course’ around the yard, and use the balls as you would a golf ball. You may need to purchase some golf clubs (kids plastic ones are fairly cheap this time of the year), or you can use sticks as well. This is a cheap and easy activity that all ages can enjoy. If your kids are older, try having them keep score to see who wins.
• Camping in the backyard is another great example of a free summer activity that your kids will enjoy. Set up a tent and a camp fire to make s’mores, or your entire dinner if you choose. You can also get a projector (fairly inexpensive online) and use a white sheet for an outdoor movie night while you are camping.
• Take photos and make a book at the end of the summer.
o Be sure to document your summer well, take a lot of photos and jot down things that happened all summer. At the end of summer, whether in a scrapbook, or an online book have your children help you make a book of what you did, things that they said, events that happened, etc. You will enjoy looking at this book in years to come.