Want to explore some funs and lofty summer vacation ideas to enjoy with your kids ? Please read through some creative ideas below :
Is anyone else constantly singing, “schooooooool’s out for SUMMER, schoooooool’s out!” We are now a month into my 4-year-old’s summer vacation and it already feels like forever, haha. Summer is wonderful for a million reasons and I can’t wait to spend it outside and being active with my kids, but summer also comes with its own challenges, like keeping the kids entertained!
With friends and cousins, sleepovers are definitely a thing of the summer! We like to host at our house… our backyard is great for kids and we have an extra bedroom, if needed. Here are some ideas to make those summer sleepovers EXTRA FUN…
FUN with summer sleepovers for the kids
- Sleeping Space. My vote is for a FORT! Have the kids make it or you can help out, too, with the younger kids. Cover the family room in blankets. Grab their favorite sleeping bag. We have a playhouse in our backyard that makes for “getaway sleepovers!” If you’d rather they stay in the bedroom, transform their room into a pirate ship or clubhouse.
Summer Sleepover Games. When I was a kid, we always played “piggly wiggly” in our sleeping bags. The kids could make cardboard box cars and then end the night with a “drive in movie.” Host outdoor olympics if the weather is nice—burn some of that never-ending energy, haha. How about some good old board games or a contest to see who can build the tallest tower out of marshmallows and toothpicks?
Summer Sleepover Food. Combine the games and fun with the food! I loved the do-it-yourself “food bars” at sleepovers, like making our own mini pizzas! Smash the dough, sprinkle the cheese, add all your favorite toppings! Or maybe a taco bar? End with a
DIY ice cream sundae bar.