Summertime is super fun for the kids, until they run out of things to do. That’s why it’s up to you to make sure they don’t slink back in front of the TV or spend all day, everyday playing video games. Here are a few summer activities to do with your young ones:
Reading. If you kids are young enough to still love the library, take advantage of it! There are loads of summertime activities and reading sessions to do at your local library.
Camp in the backyard. It’s super fun for the little ones and it’s easy to keep an eye on the kids when they are just a few feet away.
Bowling. This is great for the whole family! Lots of places have free passes for kids at the alley. Look it up in your local area!
Baking or cooking in general. Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies are always a favorite among tiny tummies. Teach your kids other healthier recipes and maybe they’ll learn to tolerate their veggies.
Go to the movie theater. During the summer, lots of places host kid friendly movies throughout the day. This way you bypass long lines and you get the early bird special price! Stay cool by eating some popcorn and watching a flick with your kiddos.
Museum outings are always a good idea, especially in the summer. Dinosaurs, stars, science, you name it, your town probably has it! A nice, air conditioned museum is just what your kids need to cool down in the middle of summer. Not to mention, they are still learning and keeping their brains active while out of school.
Take your kids to a craft class. Lowe’s, Home Depot, Hobby Lobby, and many other places host crafting parties for little fingers. They get to be hands on and make cute little knick knacks for your home.
Nature walks. Nearly every town or city has one. Find a local park and take your kids on a nature trail. Big trees keep the heat away and the animals and insects you encounter along the way will fascinate the kids.
Geocoaching. This is a trendy fad that has taken over the nation. You can look up treasures in your area and use your GPS to find them! Once you do, you site what you discovered online. You can even set up your own treasure map for someone else.
Whether it’s staying inside and playing a board game or taking a hike along a nature trail, there are tons of summer activities to do when the weather heats up. Try some of these out! Your kids will be having a ball this summer in no time.
About the Author: Carly is a blogger for Forward Home Security. She can always be found at a local coffee shop hunched over her laptop, and loves blogging about home improvement, and DIY projects.
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