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Fun Family Activities To Do This Summer

Fun Family Activities To Do This Summer

Playing outside is a vital part of your child’s development. Many kids today spend most of their free time online playing on devices rather than getting to develop their sense of self surrounded by nature and outdoor activities. Playing outside allows your child the opportunity grow in not only their physical wellbeing but also their cognitive and social skills as well. It has been proven in various studies that too much screen time can result in a negative impact in a child’s mental health.

Here is a list of outdoor activities that will help your children have fun this summer. Don't let your kids have all the fun this summer—many of these activities can be fun for the whole family So, join in!

Nature Exploration

Go bird watching. Take photos, keep track of your sightings, or just watch them fly.

Make fairy houses. Utilize the outdoor tools around you. Use moss, bark, and leaves to create a house perfect for fairies like Tinker Bell.

Plant a butterfly or hummingbird garden. Create a backyard wildlife habitat that will attract beautiful butterflies and hummingbirds as well.

Rainy Days 

Movie Marathon. Pop some popcorn and pick a movie that each member of the family would like to watch. Maybe order a pizza too.

Camp in. When the weather disrupts the plan, make the best of the situation. Put the sleeping bags on the floor and have a family slumber family.  

Have breakfast in bed. Pick a different family member each morning and surprise them with a delicious breakfast in bed. 

Get Artsy

Paint & Decorate Rocks. Turn your new stylish rocks into pet rocks, garden ornaments, or gifts for family members.

Press summer flowers. Find some flowers this summer and press them into a book with waxed paper.

Make Friendship Bracelets. Create some knotted bracelets for one another, perhaps make some beaded ones too.

What summer family activities will you be doing this summer?

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