With summer just ahead, it’s hard not to think back and remember the seemingly endless Summers we enjoyed in our youth. Do you remember your summer vacations as a kid? Running around the backyard, having ice cream with friends and playing outside until dark! The ’90s seemed like a simpler time and maybe they really were, without all the technology that’s calling for our attention in the present day.
As parents, we want to make sure our children get the most out of their summers—that they enjoy all that life and nature can offer. So, we put together a list of simple and fun summer activities for your little ones so they can share in some of our childhood memories and make some of their own.
90's Summer Ideas
Family road trip: If you have the opportunity to take a week off of work, go for a nice trip camping, to the mountains or a beach war location. Most importantly, a place where you are all alway of technology and screens so you can all focus on having great family time. Teach the children road trip songs you used to sing when you were little, we are sure they will love it.
Play in the Backyard: Our backyard is a place with endless possibilities. Host a backyard fun afternoon with all their friends and full of activities like hide N seek, baseball, crafts, pool parties, storytelling, and hot dogs. No screens allowed.
Beach Picnics: If you live close to a beach location take an afternoon to go and have a picnic. Invite other families from the neighborhood to join, kids love when their friends join them for summer adventures.
Water Balloon fights: Who remembers that? Oh boy, nothing like a warm day with lots of water balloons and fun, fun fun!
Backyard Camping: Invite friends for a backyard camping. Plan activities for the afternoon and then let them assemble tents and their own camping gear by themselves (always supervised, of course). This is super fun to watch and give them responsibility and independence. Again, no screens allowed.
With most of our days spent indoors self-isolating due to the current health crisis, it's easy for our kids to get attached to their tech gadgets, while forgetting about the world outside. While it is crucial to stay indoors for our safety, it's also our responsibility as parents to remind our children about the importance of the great outdoors. Of course, if you can afford to step outside every now and then, they you should definitely take the opportunity.
Chores are not really fun... for adults or for kids. But since we're at home anyway, we can make the best out of it and have some fun while we're tidying up. Doing chores with your children also teaches them ways to help around the house and teaches them a sense of responsibility as well - I loved helping my parents around the house when I was little. So, without further ado, lets get to the tips!
I think we can all agree that fresh air is so important to everyone, adults and kids alike. Our backyards may be one of the easiest ways to get it, but how many things can you actually do until your kiddos get bored?
Fear not! We have a couple of unique ideas for the whole family so everyone has fun while getting a daily dose of sunshine.
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