School’s out for Summer! Here are 10 activities you can do with your children this summer while school is out!
Summer Bucket List
Unleash creativity! Grab some markers and paper and ignite your child’s summer excitement! Allow your child to come up with a list of at least 10 things that they want to do this summer. Give them some suggestions on new things to try, or just let their imagination go wild. Who knows what they will come up with! This experience is beneficial for all ages, inspiring children to set goals and eagerly anticipate enjoyable moments, regardless of the size of the bucket list items.
Pack up a Luna Drawstring Backpack with your child and let them pack their favorite toys and snacks!
Here is a list of items you and your child can pack for a pool day in the Luna Drawstring Backpack:
Create a theme for a week this summer - just like camp!
Pick a theme, and then have a focus for the week when it comes to activities, adventures, snacks, entertainment, and more! Encourage your child to get creative when it comes to the theme. Dress up, decorate, and explore the theme!
Here are some ideas of some themes you can pick with your child.
- Space Camp: "Beyond the Cosmos"
- Jungle Safari: "Roar & Explore"
- Sports Extravaganza: "Game On!"
- Enchanted Forest: "Magical Wilderness"
- Ocean Discovery: "Dive into Adventure"
Picnic in the Park
Pack a bag, like the Carina or Aquila Tote, and head to a nearby park or beach. Enjoy a meal together, play outdoor games, and soak up the sun. Check out our blog, "What to Pack For a Spring Picnic", and get inspired for things you can bring on your next picnic!
Family movie night
Pick a favorite family movie and set up a cozy outdoor or indoor movie night. Prepare some popcorn, snacks, and drinks, and enjoy quality time together while watching a fun film. Maybe even choose a movie to go along with your themed week!
Here are some ideas of things you can do on a nature walk with your little ones.
- Create a list of colors for them to find in nature
- Make a list of all the creatures you see and hear and try to identify them and learn about them later
- Collect rocks to paint and decorate your garden with
- Create an outdoor scavenger hunt
- Nature Photography
Crafts on crafts on crafts...
Paper Plate Animal Masks: Help your kids transform paper plates into their favorite animals using paints, markers, and craft materials like construction paper and pipe cleaners. They can have a blast creating and decorating their unique masks.
Friendship Bracelets: Teach your kids how to make colorful friendship bracelets using embroidery floss or yarn. They can experiment with different patterns and designs, creating personalized bracelets for themselves and their friends.
DIY Bird Feeders: Encourage your kids to care for nature by making simple bird feeders. They can use recycled materials such as empty plastic bottles or pinecones coated with peanut butter and birdseed. Hang them outside and watch the birds enjoy the treats.
Painted Rocks: Collect smooth rocks from your backyard or a nature walk, and let your kids unleash their creativity by painting them. They can create patterns, animals, or even inspirational messages. These decorated rocks can be used as paperweights, garden decorations, or hidden treasures for others to find.
Paper Airplanes: Guide your kids in folding and designing paper airplanes. They can experiment with different techniques and patterns, and have fun launching their creations to see which ones fly the farthest or perform tricks.
DIY Water Activities
Set up a backyard water park with sprinklers, water balloons, and a slip 'n slide. Kids will love staying cool and having fun with these water-based activities.
Who doesn't love a summer refreshment? Creating a Lemonade stand with your kids gives them the opportunity to get creative, manage money, organize the stand, communicate with others, practice their manners, and can allow them to support an organization they care about. This can also give them a chance to meet people in their community and make more connections!
Ice Cream Social
Hosting an Ice Cream Social with your kids is a delightful way to enjoy a sweet treat and create lasting memories. It is also a perfect activity for summertime, as ice cream makes for a perfect cool desert on a hot summer day!
By engaging in these 10 activities with your children, you can make the most of the sunny days and school-free moments. Whether it's exploring nature, unleashing creativity, or indulging in sweet treats, each activity offers a unique opportunity for bonding, learning, and fun. So, grab your Luna Drawstring Backpack, pack it with essentials, and embark on a summer filled with laughter, adventure, and shared experiences. Let the joy of these activities fill your days and create cherished memories that will be treasured for years to come.
Cheers to a summer full of love, laughter, and unforgettable moments with your children!