I’m excited to let you know that my second ebook, 100 More Activities to Do as a Family this Summer, is now available to all Kidventurous readers. As a follow-up to last year’s 100 Activities to Do as a Family this Summer, my second ebook is filled with even more tips, advice and ideas to help you have a fun and family-focused summer. Here are a few of my favorite activities:
Visit Neighborhood Yard Sales. Give each child $5 and let them loose on yard sales in your neighborhood. If you can, find a massive community yard sale with multiple houses participating and let your kids hunt around for new treasures. Turn the yard sale excursion into a game by giving each child a checklist of things to find and buy (e.g., a rubber ball, a plastic ring, etc.).
See a $1 Movie. Look for the Summer Movie Express at Regal Cinemas locations across the country. Over the course of nine weeks, Regal will offer children’s movies twice a week at 10 am for only $1. Movies range from Despicable Me 2 to Turbo. It’s a fun and inexpensive way to keep the kids entertained.
Plan a Day of Science. It’s easy to incorporate science into your summer by visiting a science center, attending a science festival or having fun at a kid-sized lab. You may also want to look to your local library for science activities. The Delaware County Library System (PA), for example, offers a hands-on Science in the Summer program for grade-school students.
Create a Local Parks Passport. Have fun making passports with your kids that include each of your local parks or playgrounds. Then, stamp the page for each park or playground once you go for a visit. Expand the passport book to include parks in neighboring towns and counties.
Go on a Sightseeing Tour. Explore a nearby town or a big city during your summer travels by way of a sightseeing tour. It’s a great way to get the lay of the land while learning about local history and landmarks. It’s easy to purchase discounted tickets through the Viator website, which features hand-picked tours and attractions in cities around the globe.