It's a great idea to get input from the entire family when making Summer plans. Find out what each child would love to do. Encourage them to participate and discuss with them your budget constraints. For example, last year my little guy wanted to visit Disney World and we explained to him that it was not in the budget. Next on his list...paddle boating. So my husband and I took him and his cousin out on the Potomac river to enjoy paddle boating and we all had a blast! It's not the activity only, but the time spent together creating wonderful memories.
There are lots of great activities that you can enjoy with your kids this summer
- Water activities~
- Performing Arts~
- Bowling and roller skating~
- Nature Activities~
- Parks and Recreation~
- Animal viewing~
You are not limited to this list. Do a search for [Parks and Recreation by State] for a list of activities offered in your state. There are always special events during summertime. Outdoor summer concerts, amusement theme parks, summer camps or vacation bible school (VBS), enrichment classes or workshops, carousels, trains, laser tag, to name a few. Also search for summer activities for kids or teens in your city. There will be many activities to choose from. So plan wisely and don't over schedule. You want to enjoy the activity and not feel resentment. Make sure your kids are fed and hydrated. That makes a family outing less stressful. Be adventurous, be patient, be encouraging and embrace the journey. Happy planning!