Summer can seem like a long and chaotic time if you have kids and do not have a plan. Here are some ideas to help your family’s summer become more eventful and fulfilling.
Create a play group & meet once or twice a week. Figure out a schedule with the other parents and pick places to meet or go.
Sign your children up for camps, sports, programs or classes at your local recreation center, university, children’s museum, or library.
Water Play Park/water park
Water fights (Sponges may take place of water balloons and spray bottles may take the place of water guns)
Little red Wagon rides
Camping-(roast marshmallows, make s’mores, roast hot dogs)
Camping in the backyard
Picnics (With Stuffed animals)
Paint with water on the sidewalk and watch it evaporate
Tag and chase games
Red Light Green Light
Visit major landmarks
Get family together
Arts & Crafts
Camp indoors (pitch tent in a room)
Hide and seek
Play restaurant for lunch/dinner (Make menus, set table etc.)
Toys-blocks, dolls, cars trucks, etc.
(Let your child DIRECT THE PLAY- you don’t always have to come up with the ideas.)
Do puppet shows
Get video camera out & MAKE MOVIES
Library trips (Check Story times and events)
Pottery sculpting places for kids
Cooking classes/schools for kids
Home Depot classes
Michael’s Arts and Crafts classes
Lakeshore learning Saturday craft making
Theater-plays, cultural center events
Sporting goods store