Summer Time Fun for Families

Wow, it’s already the middle of July and I can’t believe how fast the year has already been flying by! Can you?

Summer time is wonderful but it always seems to be the season that goes by the quickest. That’s probably because it’s my favorite season though, and the one I happen to enjoy the most.

A lot of fun games, activities, and vacations can take place during the Summer, at least a lot more than during Winter, which I can’t stand. There’s something about the sunny weather that just makes you wanna get out and play. Today we¬†wanted to talk about some of those things, so here at the top 5 things my children and I have greatly enjoyed doing this Summer.

1.) Slip-n-Slide: I believe I talked about this is one of our other articles, but creating a slip n slide can be easy, fun, and a cooling ride. If you don’t want to buy one from the store, you can always make one yourself with a large tarp, rocks or some softer objects to hold the tarp down with, and a hosepipe to stream water down the slide.

2.) Plant a Garden: This is a great time of the year to practice growing your own garden. This can teach kids a valuable lesson in responsibility, and even sprout more confidence in them. Allow them to choose some simple vegetables to grow, and then watch throughout the summer as they nurture the garden. It can be a truly rewarding experience.

3.) Go for Frequent Hikes or Walks: A walk around you neighborhood can be refreshing, and a hike that gets you out into the beauty of nature can be awesome. Get your kids out of the house and into the heat, just remember to bring plenty of hydration. Oh yeah, and you surly don’t want to forget the sunscreen.

4.) Ice Cream Party: I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! It’s so much fun to have ice cream parties to cool down the scorching Summer heat, but not too many of course. Frozen yogurt works great as well and is obviously a better substitute for ice-cream.

5.) Treasure Hunts: If you have a bigger yard, it can be fun stuff to hide different “treasures” and then have your kids find them. They don’t have to be valuable to be treasures, just make the game interesting.

What cool activities to you do with your kids during the Summer?