Saturday, May 13, 2017

5 Family-Friendly Summer Activities



The school year is coming to a close which means that it is almost summer time! During the summer most families will take the time to travel together or do special activities. Some kids will attend summer camp while their parents work during the day and then do fun things together afterward such as having a barbecue or going out for ice cream. This article will help identify some fun ideas for things that you can do with your family this summer.


  1. Swim. Young kids and adults alike often love to spend time in the water during the warm summer months. This summer, consider investing in a family lounge pool that you can enjoy all summer long. Envision coming home from a long day of work and being able to grab a float and lounge in the pool while watching the sunset. Your kids will love being able to frolic and play in the pool which will wear them out so that they sleep throughout the night.
  2. Crafts. If you have young kids, consider looking up a variety of crafts on Pinterest to do with them this summer. Crafts allow kids the opportunity to use their imagination, use their hands, and create things that they can be proud of. Not to mention, doing crafts together will generate a lifelong memory that does not cost a thing.
  3. Library. While the school year has come to a close, that does not mean that learning should completely come to a halt. During the summer, take your kids to the library. Often times libraries have fun things going on like age-appropriate discussion groups, lego club, or storytelling. Allowing your kids the opportunity to continue learning through reading and socializing with other kids is a smart idea.
  4. Beach. If you live near a beach or a lake, be sure to visit with your kids. You can go to the beach or lake for the day and explore the outdoors. Perhaps read a book about the beach or lake before you go and then draw parallels between what was discussed in the book and what is seen on location.
  5. Vacation. If you can afford it, consider taking your family on vacation. Whether you go somewhere far away and stay for a week or you go somewhere close and stay overnight, getting away from home and experiencing something new is good for everybody. The memories that you can create by camping together or going to a museum can last a lifetime. Not to mention that your kids are watching every moment you have with them. What you do with your kids and the time you spend with them will play out in future generations.  


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The experiences that you provide for your kids will last a lifetime. Not to mention that what you teach your kids or expose them to will most likely be the same things that your kids teach or expose their kids to. When the last day of school comes around, be sure to have some ideas in your head for how you will make this summer a memorable one.



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