When summertime rolls around, it can be hard to find activities to keep older kids — who usually spend their days at school — busy. If you also have younger children, it can be equally challenging. Make the most of your time together this summer by turning the TV off and getting outside for some good ole fashion family time! Here are some fun summer activities that you can try with your whole family. 🤩
Go for a bike ride or walk 🚲
Older kids will love to go for a nice, long bike ride around the neighborhood or even down the beach (if you live near one)! If you’ve got younger kids, you can either put them in a bike seat or just strap them in the stroller and go for a family stroll. Nothing beats getting fresh air and exercise with your family. Everyone will feel so good afterwards!
Play in some water💧
We all know that kids love to splash and play in the water, but did you know that it actually benefits their growth and development? Water play can help younger kids with motor development, language development, and even social development — who knew!? On top of that, everyone will be able to stay cool in the summer heat. ☀️
The amount of water activities out there is honestly endless; this is an activity that will be keeping you and your family busy all summer long. Take your kids to the beach or pool to go for a swim together. Or you can set up a splash pad in your yard for your kids to play in.
Go to a museum or indoor playground 🎟
It’s good to take a break from the heat every once in a while. Plus, you never know when a storm cloud is going to roll in, so having some indoor activities to keep your family busy is always a wise idea. Head to a local museum or indoor playground to give your kids a fun and educational place to check out — they may even get to play with other kids!
Make something together 👩🏼🍳
Head to the kitchen to whip up one of your family's favorite treats or meals and bring your kids with you this time to help out. They can help you measure out ingredients and observe the overall process. Some fun recipes to try making include: homemade ice cream, chocolate chip cookies, and homemade popsicles.
Summer doesn’t have to be a boring time for kids to watch TV all day. You don’t have to settle for an ordinary or boring summer at home. Get creative, get out of the house, and start making memories with your loved ones! 🥰