Summer is meant for relaxing and down time, but then there’s kids. They get bored easily and to my surprise, get cabin fever just like adults. My kids and I get stir crazy and on each other’s nerves if we don’t stay busy. We’ve got a few go-to plans this summer and here they are..
Hot summer days require water. There are a few different splash pads we visit and they are always fun! Check around your area to see where there is one near you.
We love story time. We go to libraries, Barnes & Noble and even Pottery Barn kids for story times. Most libraries offer free story times for different ages. They usually include music, singing and crafts as well.
HikingWe are lucky enough to have an awesome trail that weaves throughout our subdivision, so we like to explore it often. Most parks have some sort of trail or walking path to use, too. My three year old loves to pretend we are in the forest looking for Beast’s castle in Beauty & the Beast. 🙂
We have a local Children’s museum in our area, with multiple locations. It’s really nice on a hot day to pop in from the mall and cool off. And of course, the kids love it!
At Home FunSome days, I really don’t feel like packing up the kids and their bags to head out, so we turn our house in our own little water park. We have our own splash pads, sprinklers, water slides, water table, little pools, etc. The kids love it just as much as leaving the house. Sometimes we take our lunch out to the deck or on a blanket outside and have a picnic. Simple fun for all of us!
Our local movie theater has $1 movie days on certain days of the week and offer a few different movie selections each week. Check with your local theaters to see if they offer discounted movie days. If you can’t get out during those times, having an at home movie night can be just as fun! We got a shower caddy from the dollar store and use it to hold candy, popcorn and a drink for my toddler. It’s just like she’s at the movies and she loves it.