Summer 2020 is looking a little different this year. With many businesses still closed, and summer camps not an option, you might be wondering what there is to do. Instead of focusing on what you can't do, focus on using this time to bond with your family. There is something special about having the gift of time with those you love.
This is fun for all ages, and chances are, you already have everything you need to set this up. An obstacle course not only helps your kiddo burn off extra energy, but it also improves gross motor skills, coordination, and balance!
Get creative with the equipment you already have. Set up balance beams, play with hula hoops, break out the kiddie pool. You can see some fun ideas here on Pre-K Pages...
Make sure to involve the whole family. Kids love to see mom and dad play with them too!
Crafting is even better in the summer because you can get messy outside (yay for easier clean up). Creating art is beneficial to children of all ages. They learn to be creative, build fine motor skills, and create a sense of achievement that helps boost their self esteem.
Arts and crafts time is the perfect way to bond with your kiddo. Brainstorm ideas together and take advantage of this time to talk. Happiness is Homemade has some great ideas on their blog, check out their top arts and crafts here...
Looking for even more fun craft ideas? Don't miss 53 Fun and Creative DIY Summer Crafts by mostcraft.
When it's hot, the last thing you want to do is use the oven. But that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a sweet, homemade treat. Make homemade popsicles, no-bake cookies or a parfait.
Your kiddos will learn the importance of measuring and of course, love being taste testers. Check out these 20 No-Bake Treats from the Food Network...
Plan a vacation with your family. While some of the major resorts may be closed, you can still find a cute Air BNB or campsite. If you don't feel comfortable flying, make a road trip out of it.
Pack your kiddos favorite snacks and games and you're on your way. Need inspiration for where to go? Check out Country Living's 48 of the Best Road Trip Destinations in the U.S. for Families...
Don't forget to pack your Happi Tummi! It helps your whole family feel better when you need it the most!
Take advantage of all the extra time you have together to take some new family photos. It's the perfect time to take outdoor photos with stunning summer backgrounds - plus you don't have to worry about it being cold and rainy.
Check out these Awesome Summertime Photography Ideas...
Whatever you choose to do this summer, focus on your time together as a family. You don't have to take grandiose vacations. Most times it's the simple moments like smores over the campfire that your kiddos will remember most.
"We do not remember the days, we remember the moments." - Cesare Pavese
Tell Us: What are you looking forward to most this summer?