The weather is starting to change,the days are getting hotter,and longer. School is almost over. Summer is here!!! I absolutely love the summer time. I love the hot nights, cookouts, beach, lazy napping afternoons. I love not having a schedule, and not being in a hurry to go somewhere or do something.My favorite activity in the summer is to hang by the pool, and apply more sunscreen.Does that count as exercise?
I don't over commit in the summer, actually I don't commit at all! If you remember correctly I am a commitment phobic. No, I don't sign my kids up for all sorts of camps.I don't believe in having to be anywhere on time, or by 9am or 10am for that matter in the summer! I let my kids go to bed late, drink soda(probably why they go to bed late),sleep in, and just relax,the truth is we stay in our pajamas sometimes until afternoon.
My good friend and I decided that this year we would make a list together of things we can do with our kids this summer. Good old fashion cheap fun stuff.
Apparently, this is offensive to some. Some of the other mother's can't understand why we aren't signing our kids up in camps, or buying more amusement park passes! Well, we are going against the norm this year! We are rebels. Our kids will not be signed up for sports camps,art camps, music camps or any other camps.
We are going to allow them and even encourage them to be bored! This is the best time for them to learn how to be creative,use their imaginations, make-up games to play late into the evening.They are going to learn how to get along with their siblings, maybe learn how to do some chores. So I thought I would supply a list of fun summer activities that you could share with your children this year. It is going to be a fun lazy summer!
1A.visit local museums
1B .Visit your local parks
b.Rippin riverside skate park(oviedo)
c.Shadow bay park
f.trailblazer park(lake mary)
2.the community pool
3.an old fashion lemonade stand
4.plant a garden
4.have a car wash,or dog wash
5.visit your local library (www.ocls.com)they have many free kid activities
6.Rock Springs park(tubing in the springs)
7.bike ride through local trails
8.Arts and Craft days @ Michael's (www.theknackkids.com)
10.visit the zoo(www.centralfloridazoo.org)
11. bake together(cookies,cakes etc)or learn to cook @ (www.youngchefsacademy.com)
12.free movies at(http://www.regmovies.com/nowshowing/familyfilmfestivalschedule.aspx?state=FL)or splurge and go to $1 movie
13.go family bowling(www.alomabowlingcenters.com)
14.have a yard sale
15 aguille rock climbing(www.climborlando.com)
16.see a play (www.orlandorep.com)
19.visit your local farms
b.uncle donalds farm
21.learn to play a new sport(tennis)
22.GO TO THE BEACH(although this is really my #1)!!
There is so many things to see and explore in our hometown that this is only a partial list! even though these activities and places our in my town I know there is plenty to do in yours! Please let me know if there is a fun place or fun activity that you have done or would like to do in the summer.Some of these things do cost a little bit, but most are free. And hey if you do your yardsale early, you can use that money for your summer activities! I hope you all have fun this summer spending it together,making memories that last longer than three months!!!