What do you remember about the springs and summers of your childhood? For most people, these are seasons of adventure and discovery. Now that the weather is warming up, it’s an excellent time for you to help make exciting, lasting memories with your kids.
The longer and warmer days make it easy to have fun with your kids outdoors. Whether you’re looking for something that lasts a couple of hours or a couple of days, you should check out these four fun activities to do with your kids in spring or summer.
Supposedly, once you learn how to ride a bike, you never forget how to do it. If your kids don’t know how to ride a bike yet, they’ll master the technique with your patient guidance. After that, you can hit the open path.
Bicycling is a healthy and exciting activity to do together. Ride around the neighborhood for a convenient adventure. A park is a great place to take kids bicycling and teach them how to navigate around other people. For a more rugged experience, ride bikes on a trail with your kids.
Keep Cool in the Water
Water can keep kids having fun outside on hot days. Take your kiddos to a swimming pool, lake, or beach, and let them play under your supervision. You can also teach them specific swimming strokes.
Your kids don’t need access to a large body of water to cool off. Splash parks are safe and free play environments in many towns and cities. At home, hook up your water hose to a splash pad for a similar effect, or let your kids run through the sprinklers as you water the lawn. If your kids want a more involved activity, you can have a water fight with water guns or water balloons!
You can take your warm-weather activities to a thrilling level with off-roading. Properly prepare for off-roading with your kids so that you have a safe and fun time. Of course, you need to avoid terrain that might scare your kids rather than excite them.
Actively involve your children in the process as much as possible. While you’re not driving, they can take photographs or go on nature explorations. As your kids get older, your family can take on more challenging courses as you like. Off-roading is a unique, fun activity to do with your kids in spring or summer.
Camp in the Great (or Little) Outdoors
Finally, go camping with your kids. While the classic version involves roughing it in a wilder area, you can also pitch a tent in your backyard for a great time.
Typical daytime camping activities include hiking, scavenger hunts, fishing, and games like ring-toss or cornhole. At night, make s’mores by roasting marshmallows on the campfire. If you’re doing this in your backyard, you can use a fire pit that follows your county’s laws and regulations. Other night activities include telling stories by the fire and stargazing.