Summer is finally here, and it’s the perfect time to create lasting memories with your kids.
We just returned from a week away visiting family in Toronto and were looking for things to do together for the rest of the summer break. So we’ve compiled a list of 15 memorable experiences to enjoy with your little ones.
Embrace the sunny days and warm evenings by embarking on an unforgettable adventure together.
From outdoor escapades to creative endeavours, there’s something for everyone on this list:
- Picnic in the Park: Pack a delicious lunch, grab a cozy blanket, and head to the nearest park for a delightful picnic. Enjoy the fresh air, bond with your kids, and maximize your time together.
- Beach Day: Spend a day building sandcastles, splashing in the waves, and collecting seashells at the beach. Don’t forget sunscreen and beach toys for added fun.
- Nature Scavenger Hunt: Explore the great outdoors with a nature scavenger hunt. Create a list of items to find, like a pinecone, a colourful flower, or a butterfly, and let the adventure begin!
- Family Camping Adventure: Pack your camping gear and head to a picturesque camping spot. Roast marshmallows, share ghost stories, and stargaze with your little campers.
- DIY Ice Cream Party: Beat the heat with a DIY ice cream party at home. Let your kids experiment with different toppings and flavours for a sweet treat they’ll love. We love using this fun manual ice cream maker.
- Backyard Movie Night: Turn your backyard into a cozy outdoor cinema. Set up a screen, bring out the popcorn, and enjoy a family movie night under the stars.
- Butterfly Garden Exploration: Visit a local butterfly garden to witness the beauty of these colourful creatures up close. Learn about their life cycles and see if you can spot different species.
- Fruit Picking: Head to a nearby local fruit orchard for a fun-filled day of fruit picking. Let your kids experience the joy of harvesting fresh produce.
- Outdoor Art Gallery: Encourage creativity by creating an outdoor gallery in your backyard. Hang up your kids’ masterpieces, and let them appreciate their own and each other’s artwork.
- Family Bike Ride: Explore your neighbourhood on a family bike ride together.
- Water Balloon Fight: Cool off on a hot day with an epic water balloon fight in the backyard. Get ready to run, dodge, and laugh together. We love these viral reusable balloons.
- Build a Birdhouse: Get crafty and build birdhouses together. Hang them in the garden to attract feathered friends.
- Visit a Farmer’s Market: Discover local produce, crafts, and treats at a farmer’s market. Let your kids pick their favourite goodies to enjoy.
- Create a Time Capsule: Gather special mementos from this summer and create a time capsule. Bury it in the backyard or keep it safe to open in the future.
- Plant a Garden: Teach your kids about gardening by planting flowers, herbs, or vegetables together. Watching their plants grow will bring them joy throughout the season.
This summer, let the adventures begin! Completing this bucket list will help create cherished memories that will last a lifetime. So, gather your little explorers and embark on this exciting journey filled with laughter, learning, and love.
Happy summer, friends xo!