Now that I have a very active 2-year-old I am always looking for fun activities for us to do, especially this summer. I am sure we will be spending lots of time at the pool this summer but it is always good to have some other activities to mix in and back-ups for rainy days. I searched the internet and found several ideas that I thought I would share with you.
1. Have movie day with the kids. Choose a movie that everyone will love and make some popcorn or other movie theater snacks.
2. Make a lemonade stand and teach your kids the importance of making and saving money.
3. Create a “Water” day with some other kids around the same age. They can run through the sprinkler, throw water balloons, or play tag with the hose. Let your kids paint the house. Take a bucket of water with a paint brush and let them paint the house or deck. When it dries, they can start over.
4. Check out story time at the library or become part of the summer reading program at your library if your kids are old enough.
5. Find somewhere to volunteer with your kids. Check out local charities or social groups that would like a little help and you can teach your kids the importance of helping others. You could even make a meal for a family in need and have your kids join you to deliver it.
6. Write a letter to family or friends telling them what you are doing for the summer. The kids can help write it or draw a picture to go with it.
7. Have a picnic at a park you haven’t been to before. I recently noticed as I was driving around that there are so many great parks around that we haven’t been to and now that Jackson is older he will have more fun at the bigger parks.
8. Take a walk before breakfast to enjoy a beautiful, summer morning.
9. Create your own summer t-shirt. There are a lot of options out there for iron on transfer, t-shirt paint or tye-dye. Have fun and let your kids make their own shirt to be proud of. You can purchase inexpensive, plain t-shirts at Target or Walmart.
10. Get moving. Find an activity each day that keeps your family activity. Maybe a bike ride, a swimming lesson or create your own race in your backyard.
What is your favorite summer activity? Share it with us!
Enjoy your summer!!!