Summer may not officially start until June 21st but with the kids out of school and the sun high in the sky beating down at temperatures in the 90’s it is safe to say summer has begun in South Florida. No matter what age your children are 2, 10, or 16 one thing that seems to plague them during the summer vacation is boredom. The best way to start your summer is with a list of things to do when the boredom does set in.
10 Fun Things to Do With Your Kids This Summer
Bubbles may be a child’s toy but admit it you, as an adult, love bubbles just as much. Get out your bubble wand and bubble machines and litter the sky with bubbles and chase after them!
Get away from the house for a time and enjoy a summer day in the park. Make sure to pack your picnic basket and blanket. The kids will have a great time sliding, swinging, and running around the park. You can sit back and relax and watch or join in. When packing your picnic basket make sure to included food that is not easy to spoil, hand snacks like goldfish and graham crackers. Make sure the kids are hydrated with water and our favorite Capri Sun!
Throw a Pizza Making Party
Buy individual pizza crust, and lots of fun toppings. Not only will the kids have a great time creating their own individual pizzas you won’t have to make lunch!
Visit a Zoo or Aquarium
Many cities have buy one get one free or coupons for your local zoos, aquariums, or museums. Take advantage of the summer special and spend a day with the kids enjoying the animals, sea life, and history. It will be a fun and educational experience.
Build a Fort
Grab the blankets, pillows, and anything in between and build the biggest and best fort in your living room. Veg out watching TV, reading books, playing games, and telling ghost stories.
Play a Board Game
My kids love playing board games when we join them. Let everyone pick one board game and play all of them. Make sure to prepare some fun snacks like popcorn, trail mix, chips, and of course Capri Sun to wash it down.
Play Dress Up
Let the kids go wild in your closet! Buy some wigs, make up, or other fun dress up accessories at your local dollar store. See who can create the funniest, stylish, or outrageous costume. The great thing is with dress up no one can do it wrong and every time you can create a new look!
Decorate With Chalk
Grab the sidewalk chalk and decorate your walk ways with your child’s art. Join in on the fun and it is sure to be a masterpiece made from the heart!
Create a Scrapbook
Remember that summer vacation from last year? Grab the photos and some paper, stickers, and fun items form your vacation. With your children create a fun scrapbook and laugh and remember the vacation and plan your next family vacation.
Kids love being behind the camera. As an adult it is fun to see what peaks their interest and the photos they choose to take. Buy each of your children a disposable camera and let them take photos of whatever they like. Then develop them and see what wonders you will find.
Summer is a great time to enjoy as much time as you can with your kids without the hassle of homework, school, and extra activities. Enjoy the time when you have it before you know it they are all grown up, driving, and leaving home!
Capri Sun Summer Fun Kit Giveaways
We are excited to giveaway to one lucky Shibley Smiles readers this amazing Capri Sun summer fun kit so they too can do some of the items on our 10 Fun Things to do this summer!
Items include (note: Actual items may vary slightly):
- Capri Sun
- Tote bag
- Popsicle molds
- Sidewalk paint
- Beach towel
- Rainbow kite
Kraft Foods is providing the prizes for this program at no cost to me. This program is not administered or sponsored by Kraft Foods or its affiliates, but solely by Colleen Shibley of http://www.shibleysmiles.com/
What will you enjoy doing with your kids this summer?