Whether you like it or not, summer is here. Now you can either embrace the heat wave and have a blast or toil inside for the next three months.
Despite what you may think the sun can actually be your friend! With the kids at home there is so much that you can do to keep things interesting. Here are some fun summer activities that the whole family can enjoy!
Create A Calendar!
This fun summer idea comes from Coupons are Great. Your children are used to the scheduled week of attending school Monday through Friday. Don’t let your kids get complacent by stimulating them with a fun weekly calendar.
This is also a great way to get an early start on those pesky summer reading lists. If Tuesday is the reading day you can avoid cramming the week before school starts in the fall.
Make a Dunk Bucket!
Whether it’s a youngster’s birthday party or the heat just gets interminable your kids will love this homemade dunk bucket from The Happy Housewife.
This is a great way for the little ones to work on their pitching arm and cool off at the same time. This one was built onto a tree but a sturdy playset should be a great alternative.
Keep your kids cool with this fun ice jewelry idea from Blog Me Mom. All you need are some ice cube trays, strong thread and food coloring. Fill the use cube tray with water, apply different food colorings, then thread the string through the ice cube tray.
Throw the tray in the freezer, wait a couple hours and boom Ice Jewelry! Some people choose to use melted Otter Pops but that would make your child sticky.
Visit the Dentist
Okay! We know that this isn’t necessarily the most fun summer activity but if you schedule your child’s dentist appointment during the summer they can avoid missing precious days at school in the fall.