How far along into summer vacation are you? Since our kids don’t go back to school until September, we’re not even half-way through summer break. Since many kids go back to school in August, we will be starting to talk about back to school very soon. But for those of us who have a month or more left of summer holidays, we wanted to share these fun ideas for kid-friendly summer activities.
Thanks to Katie Ekstrom, 2nd grade teacher and Summer’s Cool camp director at North Park Elementary School for sharing these summer fun suggestions.
We’ve shared lots of summer activities before, but if you are running out of ideas to keep your kids entertained while school is out, try these other family activities and make lasting memories together…
Kid-Friendly Summer Activities
- Be A Tourist in Your Own City: Here in Chicago we have the Field Museum, the Museum of Science and Industry, Millennium Park — the city is chock-full of family friendly places to explore. Look for those options in your town, whether it’s an urban attraction, a cultural institution or a beautiful park, mountain or farm.
Up the ante by adding interactive elements such as a scavenger hunt – little kids can search for “clues” while older kids can record what they’ve learned in a special journal dedicated just for this purpose. [Read More…]