Living in Spokane, WA where we definitely feel the length of our winters indoors, it is always WONDERFUL when we finally get to enjoy that Summer sun (hey, I even get excited about the Spring sun!) It is so nice to just be able to let the kids run out side instead of in circles around my house :) Not only do they play better, but usually they sleep better too, which is always a nice thing when you have early risers like I do!
Here are some of our favorite summer sun activities:
- Pack a picnic – we live only 2 blocks from our park and often pack up a sack lunch to take and eat after some playing on the slides. We also enjoy meeting other friends at the park. This is often the highlight of our day!
- Play in the water – while our wading pool is fun for the kids, they also thoroughly enjoy having the hose on and being able to fill what ever containers they can gather. Last week we broke out the water colors outside and let them paint on themselves .. they thought this was wonderful and painted for almost an hour. The easy clean up was great too!
- Card board boxes – we love making things out of empty boxes, at least I do! The kids enjoy playing in my creations. The latest creation was a ‘castle’ complete with windows, a door and turrets … and of course a crown to wear while playing. Think outside the box (yes, the pun was intentional) and make whatever you want … fire truck, pirate ship, etc! The kids will love it! You could even let them decorate the box or help w/the creating if they are a little older.