So it is getting that time of year where you may start hearing those dreaded words “I’m bored mommy.”
My main objective this summer is for the girls not to turn to electronics for the full 24/7, they are home on summer break. Now don’t get me wrong, I love my electronics and I definitely have passed that love onto my girls. They can work about any electronic they want, but I just want them to have a mixture of activities that will help stimulate their brain and work wonders on their ever so funny imaginations.
One thing I will be starting the first week they are out of school is Field Trip Friday. I will be doing a post each Friday about our adventures and would love for all of you all to join in. Our adventures we have planned so far for Field Trip Friday are:
1) Visiting Our Local Caverns
2) Going Gem Mining
3) Spending the day at our Science Center
4) Going to a Local Fun Museum
5) Visiting an Amusement/Water Park
6) Going to the Zoo
Each week we will start out discussing what our adventure of the week will be; which will call for some really fun conversations, I believe.
Also summer camps are another great option for kids. Of course I don’t think you have to send your child to a summer camp each and every week as it can get expensive. The camps here in the mountains are really expensive this year. With us being a very cost effective family, I have chose two camps for my girls. One is a soccer camp that is two days and costs $40.00. Another will be a clogging camp that lasts 4 days and we will get a discount since our girls are involved in clogging at the place of business. Check with your schools or local colleges to see if they have any camps going on as well for children. Your local 4H office in your county also usually have several mini day camps that they offer children for $5 to $10.00 a child. I am planning on signing the girls up for a couple of those as well. Visit your county recreation office for more athletic camps that will help kids be on their feet more :).
Another great summer activity my girls always look forward to each year is Bible School. We are self pro-claimed bible school junkies. We usually do 2 each summer. This year we will be doing one during the day for a week and one at night for a week. The girls just get in there with their friends and have a great time laughing, talking and playing together. You may want to check your local churches in your area as most churches are now starting to require registration.
We will also take a beach trip this summer as well to wrap up the summer before the girls start back school in August. This is a time to reflect on the summer and spend time as a family before chaos of school and extracurricular activities start up. Check out our video of the wonderful Ocean Isle Inn located here on the coast of NC. If you are looking for a great, fun, clean family vacation, I am going to highly recommend Ocean Isle Inn.
I hope some of these ideas will help you and your family plan a summer that will be unforgettable. Don’t forget summer evenings can be fun family time as well. Here is my list of 7 ways to spend summer evenings that I wrote for BabyCenter.
Happy Summer to Everyone!!!