By Elizabeth Copeland, Red Apple Parent and Assistant Teacher
I always look forward to summertime. Sleeping in just a little later; playing in the yard after dinner as the sun sinks behind the trees; sharing a watermelon on the back porch. I’m blessed to have three full months with my kids and I’m soaking it up while I can before they’re too embarrassed to hang out with mom at the waterpark.
I find it helpful to plan out each summer in advance as much as possible. We don’t have a lot of arguing and whining when we stay busy, so I try to schedule an activity for each day. I usually sit down with a sweet friend of mine in May and we plan out our summer activities together. While we will spend a little money here and there, in general, we look for free or low cost options.
I thought I would share my summer idea list with other Red Apple families in case you are looking for inspiration while making your plans. Vacations, summer camps and team sports are a big part of many families’ summers, but I thought I’d focus on some small “filler” activities for all the days in-between. Below is what is on our excursion list, I’d love for you to share any summer adventures you are planning with your kids!
– NRH2O fireworks – while the best seats are inside the park, you can also see them from the parking lots near the park (see their website for fireworks schedule). We love to get frozen yogurt and hang out in the back of the truck while watching fireworks.
Please share your ideas in the comments section below and be on the lookout for another blog post in the near future with ideas of activities you can do around the house!