ON ENOCH: CHAMBRAY ROMPER
One of my favorite things about summer is getting outside and enjoying the beautiful weather with my family. Griffin loves being outside—he’s such an explorer. He walks around and points at pretty much everything and asks ‘what’s that?’ and when he sees a dog he makes cute little barking noises. Then there’s Enoch who looks like he’s discovering the world all the time.
We are pretty much loving trips to the park right now. I put together some fun Family Park Activities for Summer (park-tivities!) I’ve enjoyed over the years to hopefully give you some ideas for you and your family. Some activities are for older kids but my little family can do 3 & 5!
5 Family Park Activities For Summer:
- Picnic and a show – how many of you used to play dress up and videotape your own music videos, talk shows, and movies? My older sisters and I used to do this. All. The. Time. And as they got too old/mature for it, my friends and I made our own epic home videos. Give your kids a chance to put on a show for you. Let them rehearse then pack up a picnic lunch to enjoy while you watch the show!
- Hold your own [insert last name here] Family Summer Games – another one of my childhood favorites. Around the Olympics, my sister and I used to create our own backyard events and score each other on performance. You can easily take this idea to the park! Make a list of events (there’s plenty of grass to do a dance event, see who can slide with perfect form, or blow the perfect bubble). Get creative.
- Fly a kite – remember when you were a kid, how incredible it was to watch your kite catch a breeze and soar through the air? And secretly wishing your kite would somehow swoop you off the ground and carry you to an island for a summer adventure? Or maybe that was just me . . . either way, flying a kite is a classic that will always be fun.
- Water games – play catch with water balloons or play your very own “water” version of freeze tag with squirt bottles.
- Have a scavenger hunt in the park – organize your very own scavenger hunt with a list of items you’d find in the park (e.g. a four-leaf clover, small rock, piece of bark, blade of grass, twig) and bring a prize for the winner, maybe something everyone can enjoy but the winner gets to keep, like a Frisbee.
I know it goes without saying but I have to say it because, well, my conscience . . . whatever activities you do, be safe! Phew, I’m glad I got that off my chest! Yep, I’m one of those safety moms. Don’t judge me. 🙂
What are some of your favorite park activities? I’d love to hear about them!