5 Summertime Activities

Summertime-funIt’s finally here—summer! It may not be “officially” summer, but Memorial Day is the unofficial kick-off and we made it. It’s time for warm weather, pool time and if you are lucky enough, beach time. With the kids out (or almost out) of school, check out these great summertime activities to keep them busy during these long summer days.

Dance Party
Whether it is a rainy day or just plain too hot, orchestrate a dance party for you and the little ones. Parenting.com has compiled a great playlist to get you started. Nothing says summertime fun like a little dancing.

A favorite past time for many, kickball is a great way for kids on your street to meet and play together. All you need is a good kickball and something to mark the bases. This could be some trees, a few old towels, or just about anything else. Kickball is so popular even adults like to play.

Water Time Fun
Depending on where you live, it could get very warm and humid this summer. Nothing feels better in the hot summer sun than cool refreshing water. Check out our Water Fun category to find some great toys that won’t cost a fortune.

Let’s Go Fly a Kite
On those windy days, take some time and teach your kid(s) to fly a kite. It’s a simple and cheap activity, but the time spent bonding with your child is priceless. For more frugal activities, check out the Frugal Dad—he’s got a great list.

Camp in the Backyard
You don’t have to spend a ton of money on gas, camping grounds and food to get the full camping experience. Set up a tent in your backyard, grab a lantern and have your own family adventure. You can cook s’mores, have fire-time stories and never leave the comfort of your own home.

Craft Corner
Set up a table inside or out and let your kids’ imagination run wild. They can have fun with water colors, finger paint and much more. Crafts also let your child work their brain during those long summer months. Learning and having fun? Can’t get much better than that.

Dress Up Day
Pick a random day and tell your loved ones it’s time to get dressed up. They can dress up as their favorite movie character, super hero or you could pick a theme. MoneyTalkNews suggest, “Create memories with themed days. For example, pirates, ninjas, princesses and aliens are always popular kid themes. To keep the cost down, use what you already have around the house to make your costumes.”

Do you have some fun summertime activities we didn’t cover? Share your favorite activities in the comments below.

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