With Halloween coming up many people are looking for creative ideas for costumes for their children. They want something unique, interesting, and something that will not cost them a lot of money. There are a number of homemade Halloween costumes that can be made out of cardboard. Read on for some ideas...
For some parents, it's the best time of the year. You get to send your kids back to school, which ultimately can be a much more affordable way of living for you (but sometimes stressful for your kids). Kids can cost a fortune in the summer. If you work a lot and don't have anyone to watch them, that means putting money out towards day care or a series of summer camps. Even when you are home from work, the kids will demand entertainment. Summer demands day trips, beach trips, trips to amusement parks, etc. During the school year, parents may find that they spend a significantly less amount of money. School has either started or will start very soon for your kids, which means it's time to shop for school supplies and healthy snacks. Do you pack lunch for your kids? If you do, continue reading for some ideas for healthy and creative snacks to feature in their lunch...
Everyone gets excited to spend time outdoors when the weather gets warm and enjoyable. It can be very easy for families to go separate directions during the summer. Kids disappear into their peer groups, parents become consumed with lawn care and chauffeuring said children to various sleepovers, camps, activities. Keep your family working and playing together with some of these great family summer activities!
Cooking a meal together is a great way to bond as a family this summer and fall. Sneak in a math lesson by letting the kids help you work out measurements, set an example for eating a healthy diet by preparing lots of fruits, vegetables and healthy meats, and you can support your community by purchasing local produce when possible.
Go backyard camping
Camping, a quintessential summer activity can be difficult to do if there are younger children in the family. Eliminate some of that hassle by keeping your trip close to home – right in your backyard! Set up a tent and use a store bought fire pit to roast marshmallows. You can also make a pretend one with paper, colored cellophane, and a flashlight.
Capture the flag and other team sports
Even-numbered families can feed their competitive sides by splitting up for team sports! Capture the flag is a great game for kids of all ages, while games like flag football are great for families with older children.
Eat exotic Ready for a night out?
Broaden your worldview by choosing a restaurant that serves cuisine not native to your area. Make the night educational by reading together about your food's country of origin and the culture it comes from.
Give back to your community and teach your family the importance of getting involved! Animal lovers can donate their time to dog shelters, nature fans can get involved in a community gardening project, bookworms can volunteer at the local library; there are plenty of options available for this family summer activity that combines the best of bonding and contributing to your community.
Visit a zoo or museum
Nothing beats the look on a child's face the first time they see a real elephant, or for older kids and art or history lovers, a piece of moving artwork or world history. Visiting venues like zoos and museums is a great family activity that is both fun and educational.
Create lasting memories with family-made artwork! Crafts that the entire family can participate in, like making a scrapbook or decorating a large canvas for wall art in your family home, let children of all ages participate and leave you with memories and a piece of art that will last a lifetime.
Another thing to remember is sunscreen to protect your skin! We hope this article inspires you to find something fun and unique to do with your family this summer. If you have any fun family summer activities that you do, please share in the comments and we may feature them in a future article. Thank you for visiting www.KidsDesk.net if you like our site, please bookmark us and tell your family and friends. Have a great week ahead.
It's almost camping season and for those families out there that enjoy camping, you really look forward to this time of year. It presents a great opportunity to get the family together outdoors and away from the day-to-day routine. Camping is fun and adventerous way to spend spring and summer with the family. Spending time together in the great outdoors can be a great way to experience something new, however, the kids can easily bored if you haven’t prepared them with an array of activities to keep them occupied and having a good time. Most kids are sure to all of the normal grilling and sleeping in the tent type stuff, but those other times of relaxation should be accounted for as well to ensure everyone gets some fun and relaxation too. Taking steps to plan and prepare before setting out on a new adventure can make a world of difference. To help give you some ideas, we have put together a list of ways to keep your children entertained on your next camping trip!