When summer rolls around and the kids are home from school, many parents are left with the task of planning weeks-worth of family activities. As parents, you want to come up with ones that will not only keep your children entertained, but also create memories of a lifetime. Thankfully, during the summer months, your options are endless! Check out four of our favorite family fun activities below.
1. Start A Family Book Club
The challenge is on! Head to your local library this summer and pick out a novel that appeals to each member of the family. Then, make sure to set aside special time every week to sit down together and discuss what you’ve read. This will spark great discussions, and keep your kids’ minds active while they’re away from school.
2. Go Camping
This summer calls for an adventure! Pitch a tent in your backyard for a night the kids will never forget under the stars. By sticking close to home, your children will feel safe and secure in a familiar setting, but still get that much-needed camping experience. So, sit back and enjoy! You’ll be amazed at what you find when you’re one with nature.
3. Soak Up The Sun
What would summer be without a trip to the beach? When the weather gets hot, throw on your favorite swimsuit and cover up for a long day of basking in the sun! Your family will have a blast doing everything from splashing around in the waves to building sandcastles. By nighttime, you can even take a walk all together on the boardwalk.
4. Picnic in the Park
Enjoy dinner with a view! Gather the kids, pack up some delicious sandwiches, pasta salads and fruit in a big basket, and then head to a nearby park. Once you arrive, set up a comfy blanket in the shade and you’re all set. The kids will love the change of scenery and, who knows, you may even get lucky with a concert or play in the park!
There’s so much to see and do all season long! And with activities like these, your whole family is sure to have a summer to remember. Tell us in the comments below…what are your favorite family fun activities?