After what seemed like a long winter season, it sure seems like summer is going by super fast! How are your summer plans going? Are the stepkids getting bored? Are you looking for some ideas on what you can do with them to keep them busy?
If you haven’t managed to get in some summer fun yet, Social Stepmom is here to provide you with some quick ideas for your family. The kids will love answering that first day of school question “What did you do this summer?”.
Have a picnic in the backyard
Bake cookies or cupcakes
Go to the local pond and feed the ducks
Camp in the backyard (include making smores in the campfire)
Have a huge water balloon fight
Create a make your own pizza station
Go on a scavenger hunt walk through the neighbourhood
Make a birdhouse together
Go to the beach and build sandcastles
Create an ice cream sundae bar
Go bike riding on a local trail
Get some sidewalk chalk and create works of art
Volunteer at a local charity
Pick up some boxes and create a big fort (have the kids paint the boxes)
Create sock puppets and let the kids put on a puppet show
Plant a garden
Visit a local museum
Make paper boats and have a race
Collect rocks and paint them with different images
Have a tea party
Make a lemonade stand
Have a neighbourhood bike or car wash
Fly a kite
Don’t forget to keep the kids hydrated with lots of water and protected with suncreen!
Here is a link to another great list of fun ideas (all under $10) that you can do with your stepkids this summer!
Enjoy the rest of the summer!!