Fun Free Summer Ideas For Families
Summertime is one of the most special times for parents to spend with their kids – beautiful sunny days and warm summer nights provide so much potential to make great memories with your children. However, between summer camps, vacations, and trips to the waterpark, the cost adds up quickly. With only a few more weeks left of summer, we don’t want the memory-making to end, so we have come up with a list of fun free summer ideas for families that won’t break the bank!
Camping has always been the go-to activity for summer family fun. However, it can be difficult to gather all the necessary gear, prepare meals with limited supplies, and contend with the unexpected surprises nature sometimes throws at you, all while keeping a close eye on your kids. Backyard camping solves all of these problems while also providing your family with an unforgettable summer experience. Pitch a tent in the yard or set up a tarp and sleep under the stars. Encourage the kids to put on a puppet show for mom and dad using some of Melissa & Doug’s Toys’ amazing puppets. Your children will love telling stories, roasting marshmallows over the BBQ, and snuggling up next to mom and dad for the night.
Teach Your Kids How To Cook
Cooking doesn’t always have to be a chore! Have your kids join you in the kitchen this summer and teach them how to make some of their favorite foods. Teach your oldest how to measure and scoop ingredients while your youngest sprinkles on toppings and acts as the official “taste tester”. Take it a step further and invite some friends or family over for dinner to enjoy your kids delicious creations! If your kids have a knack for cooking, they will love Plan Toys Wooden Baking Utensils Set.
Go To The Park
Once again, the park comes to every desperate parents’ rescue when deciding how to spend long summer days with your children. Try mixing it up and going to different local parks every week. Your kids will love playing on a variety of different jungle gyms and exploring new parts of your community. Make things even more exciting and bring PlaSmart’s PlasmaBike so your children can adventure on their own! Most community parks also host free summer concerts and movie nights that are the perfect way for your family to wind down after a busy day.
You don’t need to spend a lot of money to make the rest of your kids’ summer a memorable one. These simple and free activities will turn any ordinary summer day into one your family will cherish forever. Pokkadots wants to help you be extra prepared for long summer days, stop by the Toy section on our website for the perfect toys to pair with these fun summer activities!