School is out and I have to admit after a few weeks it gets boring for my kiddos. They mope around the house saying they are bored, wondering what to do during the day. I have put together a small list of stuff we have done this summer or previous summers. Even the little things in life can be just as fun. =)
- Have fun in your own backyard
Not everyone can just up and go somewhere to go do something. My husband works long hours on the days he works so me and the kiddos find things to do right out back in our own yard. The kids love playing with water, especially spraying each other with water guns. Another thing they like to do is play soccer even though there is no netting goal in the backyard they use their imagination and make one.
- Nature Walks/Hikes
This is one of our favorite activities to do because it’s very easy to find a place to take a walk or hike. We used to go to a trail that lasts miles and miles and wrapped around and you could go different ways. It was a very easy walk as well for everyone. Now that we have moved we have found other places that are new to us to enjoy. It’s fun to see new surroundings. Another thing you can do while walking/hiking is Geocaching. We have yet to do it but have looked into it because it sounds fun. You can find prizes per say that others have left at certain spots around different states and you try to find it. Check it out at http://www.geocaching.com/.
- Plant a Veggie Garden/Tend to a Garden
This is one of my top favorites! =) Every time I used to visit a dear friend of mine years ago she always took me to her garden and picked everything she needed to make a fresh salad. Ever since then I told myself I want to be able to do that for my family. After 7 years of learning and trial and error I have been able to do that. =) The kids love planting seeds and can help with watering. They also have fun harvesting what they planted from seeds when it’s time.
- Take a Car Ride
Sometimes we just all jump in the family van and take a ride around town or the outskirts. It gets everyone out of the house for a little bit and around different surroundings. We have a few kids music CD’s so they have fun singing to that. Unfortunately though now with gas prices lol, the trip isn’t very long.
We went camping already this year and it didn’t go as planned. Check out that post HERE . We do however plan on going camping at least 2 more times this summer if everything works out right. I always like getting away from town and away from housework for a couple of days. We get to see new scenery and visit new places. Of course have a campfire to roast marshmallows. =)
- Go Canoeing/Water Fun
Going out on the water is so fun in the summer time if you like the water. You can enjoy it with a Canoe, Boat, Jetski and more.. I always liked being out on the water in a pontoon boat. I can remember when I was a kid always being out on the water with my dad fishing all day everyday it seems. We don’t get out on the water much and I miss it. I will have to get a boat someday so I can take the kiddos more often. =)
- Family Photo Shoot
My little guys birthday is in the Summer so one year we had a Family Photo Shoot outdoors. It was fun and it was way better than sitting indoors at a photo studio. You can either hire someone to take your photos or bring the camera yourself and have fun trying different pictures, scenes, and angles.
What fun things does your family have planned this Summer to stay busy?
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