Summer Fun with the Kids


The new school year is right around the corner, and the kids are getting antsy. Instead of letting the lazy summer days pass you by, mix things up, and get creative with what you and the kids do. Here are six fun ways to spend your summer days and nights:

S’mores please.

Make summer nights fun with a backyard bonfire and everybody’s favorite fireside food, s’mores. Pull up some patio chairs around your fire pit or even your grill to roast some marshmallows and tell ghost stories. If you’d rather be inside but are still craving this yummy treat, check out this s’mores dip that can satisfy your sweet tooth without the need for a fire pit.

Make a fort.

Takeover your game room, your backyard or even the kitchen to create a giant fort for you and your kids. Whether it’s made of bedsheets, boxes or books, your kids will love the entire fort creation process. From designing the blueprint to marveling at the finished product you and your kids will have a blast. Check out these amazing forts for some inspiration.

Movie night extravaganza.

Make movie night a big deal. Take the kids with you to the grocery store so they can pick out their favorite snacks and candies. Choose more than one movie to screen, a double feature always gets people excited. Then curl up on your couch with an abundance of pillows and blankets, and settle in for an amazing night.

Raise butterflies.

Buy a live butterfly kit for you and your kids to raise throughout the summer. The butterflies come as caterpillars, and you are given instructions on how to properly raise them and get them ready for their big release. When they are fully grown, release them in your backyard or at a nearby park where you can hold them and watch them fly away.

We all scream for ice cream.

This sweet, cold treat is perfect for the summertime, but instead of going out to the grocery store and buying a pint, try making your favorite flavors at home. Check out one of these delicious ice cream recipes to make with your kids. Everyone will be fighting over who gets to lick the bowl.


Keep it simple this summer. Head outside on a clear night with a few blankets and maybe some constellation books so you can point out the Little Dipper or Orion’s Belt to your kids. Even if you can’t spot the major constellations make up your own. Try to find shapes or creatures within the stars. What can your kids find?

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