When it comes to summer (especially in Texas), the heat can get so bad that it truly does put a damper on your schedule and prevents you from getting out of the house to have some fun!
Today, I am going to share with you 5 ways my family tries to make the most out of summer, and always try to find something positive/fun to do!
Θ Go on an adventure. We live out in the country, so when we pack up the kids and say “we are going on an adventure”, it means that we are going for a long walk/hike through the fields in our backyard and experience nature at its finest. It’s so important for children to see the beauty in the little things.
Θ Go see a movie. This is something that I just did yesterday actually with both of the kids, but it’s so fundamental to do something that they love, as well! Going to the movies not only gets everyone out of the house, but it can be really fun to see how much closer your family can get,when they all have something in common to talk about and remember together.
Θ Travel. It’s always fun to get out with your family for the day (such as schlitterbahn, or drive to the coast), but it’s also fun to do a multi-day travel (such a flying somewhere and visiting/exploring a new place), and making memories that will last a lifetime. Don’t forget to always capture it as well, so that they are able to be shared for many years down the road.
Θ Go to the zoo. Children are always learning about animals and their habitats and the noises that they make, but they truly don’t understand until they see it in person. Watching the lion exhibits and learning about their behaviors, feeding the peacocks,or watching the amazing jaguars react to one another, are just some fun and exciting things that happen there. It’s such a fun place in general, whether you live by a large or small zoo, the children will cherish the experience for a lifetime.
Θ Go swimming. Whether it’s in the ocean, or the pool, there are only a few months out of the year that the water doesn’t feel like it’s freezing, so you must take advantage of it. Please remember to always wear sunscreen at all times when outside, and remember water safety is so important for children and adults. Please invest in life jackets for the younger children, if they are unable to swim on their own. SO many accidents happen around water, but don’t let that keep you from enjoying your summer to the fullest!
Those are the five ideas I had, but what are some of yours? I would love to hear in the comments below!
I’m linking up with Karli, who blogs over at September Farm, so head on over to her blog to join the link up party!
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