Summer is a time to relax and reconnect, especially with family members. With the kids out of school, it’s time to have some fun! The following are a few cool summer activities to do while spending time together as a family.
This one is a no-brainer. If you don’t have a membership to a pool or country club, most public pools have inexpensive rates. Make sure to grab your sunscreen, towels, and a few pool toys for a fun-filled day.
This one can be a bit tough with younger kids, but still enjoyable and definitely worth the trip! Make it a full day by packing lunches, bringing an old sheet to spread out as well as a giant umbrella to stay cool and away from those UV rays! Read this post to find out the best toys to take to the beach.
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Camping in the backyard is a great way for parents to bond with kids because there is so much involved: setting up a tent, organizing sleeping arrangements (sleeping bags, pillows, etc.), building a campfire, making s’mores, and telling stories! If during the night, the kids get spooked, it’s a quick trip back to the house.
If you want to take a more outdoorsy camping trip, this article will help you figure out what camping gear you need.
This is a great activity to do as a family; if some enjoy rides and others don’t, it’s pretty easy to pair off. Double check to see if the park has a website to see what the daily rates are, as well as what can/cannot be brought into the park.
Movies in the park are a great night activity for families. Most park districts have a few of these in a summer, so pack a bag with a blanket to sit on, some extra layers (in case it gets cold!), and movie treats.
This activity also depends on where you live. If you are close enough to a city, plan a day trip or even an overnight one! Big cities are full of inexpensive hotels, or even try an Airbnb. You could check out something educational like a museum, spend the day shopping, or just walking and exploring whatever that city has to offer.
Who doesn’t want cold, refreshing lemonade on hot summer day? Make a simple lemonade, and set up a cute stand in your driveway, front yard, or sidewalk. Sell for the traditional 25 cents. Maybe even donate the profits to charity!
What other fun and inexpensive summer activities can you think of that the whole family will enjoy? Share in the comments!