July 11, 2020

Ways To Enjoy The Summer When Keeping Close To Home

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Summer is here and we have more Corona Virus  cases going up every day. It definitely not going to be a normal summer. How do we make it fun for our family when we still need to stay close to home?  Vacations may be canceled, but no one said you couldn’t do a staycation!

Let me share some fun activities that the whole family will enjoy.

Have every family make a 5-item bucket list. See how many you can achieve over the summer. 

Help your teen find a virtual volunteer opportunity. here

Join the sidewalk chalk trend. Write inspirational messages for people to find on their daily walks.


Put together a Water Day in the backyard. Gather slip ‘n slides, water balloons, spray bottles, buckets and sponges and wading pools. 

Have a Backyard Campout. You can  roast marshmallows, play board games and just spend time being lazy in the tent.

Make and Fly Kites with the family.

Celebrate Christmas in July. Dress in ugly Christmas sweaters, watch some holiday movies on the Hallmark Channel,  bake some cookies and make some memories.

Take your family on a hike where there will not be many people. Remember to stay 6 feet away from other people.

Learn how to make some Ice Cream in a can.


Cook up some summer fun with free recipes and activities from Raddish, a monthly subscription kit and cooking club for kids. A Fun way to teach kids how to cook.


Build an obstacle course in the backyard – This warrior obstacle course has some cool ideas with things you probably have it in your house to build it with.

Have a backyard sing-a-long around a campfire. Cool Of The Wild has a great selection of songs the whole family will love.

Enjoy summer evenings with these games you can play in the dark.

Learn how to play Frisbee in 15 different ways over at Care.com.

Organize a family game night and pull out old the old games  like Monopoly, Scrabble and Pictionary. Have some small prizes for the winner or maybe extra scoops of ice cream.

Have a Pizza Night. Yummy recipe from Amy Bakes Bread.


Enjoy the moments together!


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