ARE YOU READY TO THRIVE WITH THE KIDS AT HOME THIS SUMMER?
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Summer. There really is nothing like it. The days just seem so much more carefree, and they seem to last forever.
Summer is for family, summer is for fun, and summer is for capturing all those memories that seem so hard to grasp when the hustle and bustle of the school year sets in.
Whether your kids are already back to school or you’ve got some time left before those brand new school supplies are put to good use, here are 50 things your family must do before the sun fades on yet another summer season.
While you may think some of these things are just for kids, have you taken the time to just be a kid at heart this summer? If you’re like me, I’m guessing that you’ve not done that nearly enough – if at all.
The thing is, none of us are promised a next summer. In fact, none of us are even promised a tomorrow, which means we all need to make the most of the one we’ve got. As a family, make this summer a summer to remember…even if you are a bit late to the party!
Find pictures in the clouds
Have root beer floats for dessert
Wash the car yourself outside
Watch the sunset
Have a water balloon fight
Do some star gazing
Run through the sprinkler
Read a chapter book as a family
Make a bouquet of wildflowers
Visit the zoo
Feel the sand between your toes
Fly a kite
Have a picnic
Go out for ice cream
Head to the playground
Play a game of tag
Go for a walk in the dark with flashlights
Swing as high as the swing will take you
Play miniature golf
Visit the beach
Visit a produce stand
Have popcorn and ice cream for dinner
Have a lemonade stand
Take a family bike ride
Look through old pictures
Go roller skating
Have a family sleepover
Build an indoor fort
Roast marshmallows around a campfire
Have a family game night
Dance in the rain
Have a tea party
Play dress up
Drive down the highway with all the windows down
Stay in your pajamas all day
Take a day trip somewhere fun
Have a puppet show
Play in the hose
Attend an outdoor concert
Paint with water on the driveway
Color with chalk on the driveway
Visit a farmer’s market
Get really, really muddy
Write a goofy story as a family
Pick some fresh fruit
It’s never too late to be intentional with your family, and the laid back days of summer are the perfect time to do some new things or perhaps visit some old favorites. Before the sun sets on the summer season, make some great memories together that will last a lifetime!