The warmer months are here again, and after a rather strange season last year, summer offers the perfect opportunity to spend some much-needed quality time with your children. But, what can you do to ensure you create beautiful memories and have great fun with your children this summer? Here are four exciting activities your children would love!
There are several DIY arts and crafts projects the whole family can get into this summer. For example, you can create a summer family mural. All you need to do is stretch a wide and long white craft paper across your basement or garage wall. Your family can work on it through the summer by adding hand-drawn, painted, or coloured images of your activities throughout the summer. You can also put your family’s creativity to the test and make some music this summer! Make your instruments and write your lyrics to create a total jam session. Or, why not hold a photoshoot? You and your kids can plan outfits, locations, and poses for some summer pictures. You can take them yourself or hire a family photography service for a more professional feel.
Explore the great outdoors
Although there are fun activities to do indoors, such as watching a movie, playing board games, and reading, your kids would very much like to create some memories outdoors. You can hold water gun races in your backyard, a bubble gum contest, or build an obstacle course. You can also set up an inflatable swimming pool to cool off on hot summer days. Take them on outdoor activities such as bike riding, hiking, fishing, museum tours, and sightseeing to create more family memories, keep them healthy, and broaden their knowledge.
Take advantage of summer nights
Take advantage of the cool summer nights by organising fun activities for the whole family. Create a cosy set up in your backyard and rent or borrow a projector for a memorable outdoor movie night. You can catch lightning bugs while you camp in your backyard, sleeping in sleeping bags, and stargazing. Take a break from cooking at home by going out for a family dinner this summer.
With so much time in the summer, your children could quickly get bored. Well, you should consider organising cooking projects for them. Your children would love to create and bake a pizza filled with their favourite toppings. You can also bake cupcakes and cookies together, teach them how to make lemonade, ice tea or ice cream. If you have older kids, leave them to make an easy dinner for the family. It is also the perfect time to teach them how to make the treats you enjoyed when you were young. These cooking activities would create fond memories for your kids, help you bond as a family, and teach valuable cooking skills at an early age.
Make this summer different from the previous summers you have shared with your kids with these four activities!