In my last post, I talked about low cost summer fun ideas — things like a membership to The Henry Ford. We’ve been taking full advantage of ours. I think our average this year so far is once per week.
We are also planning to visit the last day of the Trenton Mid-Summer Festival today. Lots of things for the kids to do. http://wyandotte.patch.com/groups/arts-and-entertainment/p/trenton-mid-summer-festival-is-this-weekend.
Other summer fun ideas include:
Learn a fun new skill – we took up nail painting. Ok, I took it up but my daughter is thrilled. Another idea is face-painting.
With all the rain we’ve been having – go stomping in some puddles – or ride the bike through them – that was good for at least an hour this week!
Speaking of bikes, take a bike ride.
Sidewalk chalk. Need I say more?
Have the kids help with a DIY project – paint the fence, redo the look of the porch. It doesn’t really have to be perfect, they think it is fun, it builds their skills, is a perfect time for good ol fashioned conversation and you get a project off the list.
Summer reading (or other program) at the local library.
Scavenger hunt anyone? Great way to teach the little ones about geography and their surroundings.
Came across a site on Pinterest the other day — really simple, fun ideas for science projects for kids — easy too. Check them out here: http://spoonful.com/family-fun/10-silly-science-experiments-kids.
All the fun summer activity has pushed the need for our homemade cold/hot packs to be pushed to the forefront. My little one likes to use them for booboos and mosquito bites. She is right – the cold stops the itch.
Look for them as a new product soon. I’m thinking extra small, small and medium sizes. What do you think?
I’d love to hear your thoughts – use the comments link at the top of the post.
PS — Check out the blog party that I’m participating in. I’ve been following Amy at A Blossoming Life for a little while now — great posts and ideas I think you’ll like. www.ablossominglife.com