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Summertime is here!!!
Our kids want more than anything to connect with us. It is not about having the perfect summer vacation, or even the perfect summer staycation for that matter, but instead, it is about staying present and having fun with your family that will create precious memories that will last a lifetime!
I am excited to share this guest post/collaboration with you from my friend, Poovanesh Pather, of familygrowthlife.com. Enjoy!
60 Absolutely Fun Summer Activities for Kids
Are you planning fun summer activities to build wonderful memories with your kids?
Confused about the gazillion choices of exciting things to do that won’t shatter the budget?
No worries Mom. This post will give you the perfect plan to create fun summer activities your kids will absolutely love.
But before we get to the list of activities, let’s start with a few often overlooked basics to up the enjoyment for your little darlings and lessen your stress.
SUCCESS TIPS FOR FUN SUMMER ACTIVITIES
Master these hacks and you will yearn for the summer vacation to last the whole year.
The key to rocking this summer is to be super organized.
You don’t want to exhaust yourself chauffering your kids to all their fun activities. Making sure to do a little planning, preparing, and organizing can help you and your kids avoid burnout.
Get Organized For Success
Shop For Craft Supplies
If you’re not sure what supplies you need to keep on hand for crafts, check out this video for some inspiration.
Stock the Pantry
It’s no secret that kids get hungry all the time. Save yourself time in the kitchen by stocking your pantry, fridge and freezer with healthy snacks.
Embrace meal planning to avoid being stuck in the kitchen after a day out.
Get inspiration and easy and delicious summer recipes from Pinterest.
Make a List of Local Activities
Look up museums, play centers, shopping malls and libraries for free activities for kids. Local newspapers and magazines often include family-friendly events. Put together a list of activities you know and love and some that you would like to try out.
On the Go Bags
Have 3 bags packed and ready to get going quickly.
- A change of clothing for each child and essential toiletries, including:
- A first aid kit. Add products for help with:
Check out the Free Essential Oils Course for Moms for tips on natural remedies for your first aid kit and immune boosting snacks for your kids!
Now that you’ve laid the foundation for a memory-making summer, let’s take a deep dive into the fun activities for your kids.
60 AWESOME SUMMER FUN ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
Here’s a List of Tried and Tested Kid-Approved Activities:
Fun in the Kitchen
- Go on a Bug Hunt
- Record your findings in a Bug Journal
- Visit a Nature Center
- Fly a Kite
- Spend the Day at the Beach
- Build Sand Castles and Pick Shells
- Have a Beach Barbeque
- Visit a Farmer’s Market
- Go Fruit Picking
- Go for a Family Bike Ride
- Have a Picnic at the Playground
- Set up a Lemonade Stand
- Go Fishing
- Visit a Petting Zoo
- Go to an Amusement Park
At Home Indoor Fun
Crafty Fun at Home
- Visit a Museum
- Go to an Art Gallery
- Attend a Photo Exhibition
- Go to a Chess Competition
- Visit a Theater and Enjoy a Musical
So there you have it. An action plan to make this summer the most memorable one for your kids.