Ah, summer! How we love you! Endless days of sunshine, relaxing, enjoying time with friends and family… errrrr… not always!
Yes, we love summer. But it can also be a trying time of year for parents. Suddenly your little darlings are home all day… every day!
My children like to spend their time perfecting their Sibling Torturing Skills. Seriously, the CIA just needs to spend 2 hours around my children in the summer to find the perfect torture techniques to have any prisoner begging for mercy!
Summer Survival Guide
I really do have a love-hate relationship with the summer. I’m a high school teacher, so I love being able to stay in bed after 5 am, slow down and relax a bit. But I also hate the heat (and I live in Florida!) and the constant demand of finding something to do with my children each and every day!
Below is a list of my best articles to help you stay sane during this most trying of all seasons… summer!
Over 68 of the best summer activities to keep your kids happy and amused. There’s a full selection of outdoor, indoor, messy, quiet, educational… and more activities!
I’ve picked activities that will appeal to all ages. There seriously is something for everyone on this list!
If you want even more summer activity ideas then follow my Pinterest profile and check out my Summer Activties for Kids board.
I am continually adding to it, so you will have an endless list of summer fun!
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This was a guest post by my good friend, Amber, who has many many years experience as a camp and child-care director. She knows what children love and she knows how to have fun!
I haven’t had a chance to try all these water game ideas yet, but I can’t wait to do them all!
Summer can get expensive! OK, that’s an understatement… summer can get VERY expensive!
One way I like to save money is by having No-Spend Weekends. These are exactly what they sound like – a weekend where you spend no money! You might think this sounds easy, but with kids, it is easier said than done.
How can you have a fun packed weekend without spending a single dime? Well, check out my No-Spend Weekend with Kids post to get all the info!
Don’t worry I haven’t forgotten about you… the poor overworked parent!
This post gives you practical and actionable ways you can find time to take better care of yourself. As I always say – it’s not selfish to look after yourself.
To be the best parent you can be, you need to put yourself first sometimes!
Crafts & More
Summer is the perfect time to try some new crafts! Check out these crafts that I’ve done with my kids and we all LOVE!
(Yes… slime is pretty popular in my house!)
Whatever you decide to do with your kids this summer, the very most important thing to remember is to HAVE FUN!
They won’t stay little forever… so relax, enjoy yourself and go and run in some sprinklers!