It’s the first day of summer! Summer is most people’s favorite time of the year. School is out, the weather is warm (HOT here in East Texas) and it’s time to relax and recharge. Looking for ways to keep all the kids entertained? Care.com offers some summer fun ideas!
No.1 on the list:
-Make an ‘unplug pact’ and see if your family can take a break from all electronics together at least once a day.
-Throw a First Day of Summer Party
Make the backyard into a water park by turning a plastic tarp into a giant slip n’ slide, hanging a cluster of water balloons from the ceiling like a Pinata and giving everyone water guns for a splashing good time.
-Make a “Welcome to Summer” Fun Box
Create a kit that will help make this summer one to remember. Give kids a box filled with some of their favorite activities. It will provide inspiration for fun things to do, and will help keep them occupied during the warm weather months. Include things like sand toys, art supplies, games and books.
-Spoon Up Some Ice Cream
-Freshen Up Your Home
It’s work, yes, but we always feel better when the house is clean and uncluttered, right? Especially when all the neighborhood kids are in and out!
-Have a Picnic in the park
-Set up a Lemonade and Cookies Stand
Set a trend for an active summer and organize a baseball or softball game with family and friends.
-Fly a Kite
Kick off summer with a night under the stars. Go camping in a state park or even your backyard. Do traditional fun camping things like grilling hot dogs and telling scary stories.
-Enjoy a Summer-themed Feast
What’s your favorite summertime treat? Maybe it’s homemade ice cream, BBQ ribs, burgers, s’mores or fresh fruits and veggies from your garden. Combine them in a meal that’s a toast to the season and reminds you of all the good times past and those to come over the next couple of months.
Whatever you do, just get outside and have some fun! Don’t forget the sunscreen!