One of the happiest days of the year is almost here. The first day of summer occurs on June 21, 2017 this year. Did you know the first day of summer is called the Summer Solstice? The first day of summer is the longest day of the year. There are many ways to celebrate the first day of summer…and summer fun on a budget is definitely possible!
Camp: Pitch a tent in the back yard or visit a local state park and make memories while you are camping. Roasting marshmallows and hot dogs around a campfire are memories that will last a life time.
Barbecue for dinner: Whether you are cooking with gas or charcoal, you can barbecue a delicious dinner and cut a few slices of watermelon to celebrate summer. Add some grilled corn and it’s the best dinner ever!
Take a dip: The first day of summer deserves a special cool down in a neighborhood pool, lake, river, or slip n slide in your backyard. Download some new music to add to your summer playlist.
Create a craft: From decorating flip flops to creating rubberband looms, there are many creative and easy crafts to fill up your summer days.
Tell some Summer Jokes: Get everyone laughing with summer jokes for kids. See if you can make any new jokes and start a joke collection.
Take a road trip. Hop in the car and take a small road trip. Visit a place you haven’t been to for awhile.
Summer can be daunting, use these Summer Theme Week ideas when planning for summer and keep your kids to keep everyone from getting a case of the summer time blues. Geocaching is one of our favorite family activities!
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