Where did the summer go? Not to fear, we’ve got a few great summer ideas for you and your little ones. Switch off that TV, power down the computer, and set your cell phones to silent. Here are a few great summer activities you can do at home with your kids.
Camp In Your Backyard
Pitch your tent in the backyard and get a campfire going. Sing songs and tell stories around the campfire late into the night, and when everyone gets sleepy-eyed, crawl into your sleeping bags. Stargaze with the ones who can’t fall asleep, and talk deep. Enjoy the beautiful wisdom of your children, and see if you can share a little of your own.
Build a Fort
If camping in the backyard isn’t for you, why not build a fort in your living room. Get creative with bed sheets, blankets, rugs, couch cushions—really, anything you have that you’re okay with repurposing for a night (or two).
String up some twinkling lights and bring the stars inside. Get some battery-operated candles and create an indoor campfire. For the rambunctious crew, move your breakables out of the way and launch a pillow fight!
Put On a Play
Set up a stage and encourage your playwrights to explore their creativity. Grab costumes and props from your toy chest, closet, or local thrift store. Divide into groups and perform for each other, or have each child direct the rest in their own play.
And if no one’s interested in sitting still long enough to write a play, no matter. Just improvise.
Go To The Drive-In
Stretch out a sheet and prop it up, and get a projector (or make your own). Choose your film and get a few snacks.
But what about the cars? After all, what’s a drive-in without a car to drive in? Pick up boxes for everyone, get paper plates for the wheels, grab you art supplies, and design your own car!
Whatever you do, have fun and make wonderful memories with your kids!