We are lucky to have so many great opportunities. Check out some of the awesome things happening in our area:
4) Hiking and camping are big favorites with my kids. You can find great hiking at Knight’s Ferry, Pinecrest Lake, Tahoe and Half Moon Bay. We recently camped at Lassen Volcanic National Park.
Don’t live in the Central Valley? The following activities work just about anywhere!
5) Raddish Subscription Boxes are designed for kids. Each box contains a recipe for them to cook and educational information about the country it came from.
6) Create your own list of activities at home. My kids are continuing their distance learning with math worksheets from their math workbook.
7) Bike or walk around your neighborhood.
8) Check out geocoaching.com, they will guide your kids on a treasure hunt, to look for treasure hidden by someone in your area.
9) Have your kids assist with chores around the house. My kids have started helping with everything from cleaning out the dishwasher to putting laundry away. My 12-year old has even learned to cook a few things like mac and cheese and fried eggs. Whether you do an allowance, or take them for ice cream, a small reward often motivates them to continue helping.
Summer doesn’t have to be long and boring. When you find or create summer activities for kids, those memories are etched in their minds and often recalled later as some of the best times of their childhood.