With warm weather and kids’ freedom from school, there are extra opportunities for moms and kids to spend more time together. Whether your children are toddlers or school age, it’s important to find fun ways to spend precious hours with one another.
Here are a few activities those of all ages can enjoy:
Put a twist on movie night: Summer blockbusters have families flooding theaters in droves. Pack the whole family in the car, pop some corn and catch a drive-in movie. It’s an old-fashioned experience every kid should enjoy at least once.
Blow bubbles for a crowd: Create a bubble station on your front porch and wait for the neighborhood kids to congregate. After all, there is just something so simple and nostalgic about bubbles that everyone loves
Take a hike: Spend time exploring nearby parks, lakes and arboretums with the kids. Pack plenty of water and healthy snacks, such as Dole Fruit Squish’ems, squeezable fruit pouches. Each serving has 60 calories and contains 20 percent of the daily value of vitamin C. Add an extra element of fun to your hike by going on a treasure hunt.
Watch the magic of fireflies: Enjoy cool evening breezes, while watching the special magic fireflies bring to a backyard. Catch a few in a Mason jar, and then release them after the kids are tucked in for the night.
Pack a picnic: Take a picnic lunch on your next outdoor adventure. Keep it simple, portable and healthy with good old peanut butter and jelly with healthy, delicious side dishes like baby carrots, sliced bell peppers and Dole Fruit Squish’ems squeezable fruit pouches. From orchard to pouch, they are made with fresh apples from the USA, and are an easy on-the-go summer snack.
Play extreme tic-tac-toe: Make an easy craft project that can be enjoyed all summer long. Paint a tic-tac-toe board on an old beach towel, and then mark ten Frisbees with an X or O. Now, you’re ready to play Frisbee tic-tac-toe anywhere outdoors.
Keep them growing healthy: Pick a spot in the yard to create a small garden or plant a few vegetables in large pots. Those few moments caring for plants together each morning may just be the most precious ones of the day.
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