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5 Summer Activity Ideas With Kids

24th Jul 2018

When the summer months roll around, and the kids are out of school, it’s an excellent opportunity to have bonding time.  Having this time to spend with your kids one on one is essential to grow closer as a family and enjoy their company outside of the school year.

If you’re trying to come up with ideas to do with your kids to fill up the days, here are some great ideas to get you started.

Go Bike Riding

Going for a family bike ride is fun for everyone.  Whether you’re taking a spin around the block, or want to get more ambitious on a trail, it’s a great way to get in exercise and enjoy the scenery.

Always make sure that you discuss traffic safety rules before riding in the presence of cars.  Getting into an accident isn’t anyone’s idea of a fun summer activity.

You’ll also want to make sure that everyone has helmets and sunscreen to protect you on your adventure!

Have a Picnic

Even if you don’t have a backyard, there’s always a great place to find to have a picnic.  Getting the whole family involved in packing up the picnic basket full of yummy foods to enjoy al fresco is a fun activity.

Kids often get more enthusiastic about trying new foods if they play a part in preparing the food.  Use the opportunity to get them to try some new tastes. Get creative together with new recipes!

Draw With Chalk Outside

There’s nothing like a little artistic creativity to enjoy outdoors. Take a bucket of chalk outside and let your inner child out.  You and your little ones can draw whatever you want all over the place since it’s easily washed off.

Show them how to play hopscotch for a few extra giggles and get in some exercise while you’re at it!

Have a Water Balloon Fight

When the heat hits and you don’t have a pool, the next best thing is a good old water balloon fight.  Get your weapons loaded and head out to the nearest open space for a water balloon war.

Just make sure to pick up any stray pieces of balloons afterward to avoid littering!

Gardening

One of the best parts of sunny weather is enjoying all of the beautiful flowers and trees.  Why not contribute to the beauty of the outdoors? Get together seeds and bulbs and plant flowers.

If you have the space for it, you can even plant fruits and vegetables in your backyard.  Watching them grow can be an exciting practice for patience and consistency.  Not to mention you’ll have delicious fruits and veggies to eat for your meals once they are ripe!

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