It feels as if it was just yesterday that we were putting up our Christmas trees. Winter and spring have passed us by in the blink of an eye. The weather is getting hotter, seasonal allergies have subsided, and the excitement of summer has started to take over our kids.
What better way than to bond with your children and share this excitement with them? The arrival of summer is the perfect time to create long-lasting memories with them.
They successfully finished another year of school, which is something to be rewarded. Even if they struggled along the way, their drive and perseverance are still something to be rewarded.
They will surely look back on these carefree times with love and appreciation.
Here are some fun ideas to help you celebrate the arrival of summer with your kids.
Have a Barbecue Party
If you have backyard space, get ready to pull out the grill and have a barbecue party to celebrate the arrival of summer.
This can be like a “first day of summer” party where the family celebrates the end of the school year and the start of weeks of fun and relaxation. Buy burger patties, hot dogs, corn on the cob, and chicken skewers and prepare a delicious meal for the hot summer day.
You can even set up a slip n’ slide for your children to run around and play in while lunch is ready. Don’t forget the lemonade!
Go to a Water Park
If cooking is not exactly your idea of fun, you can plan a trip to your local water park to mark the start of the summer. Think water slides, lazy rivers, and mini waterfalls.
Your kids will surely have a blast.
Prepare their lunch ahead of time, so you do not have to buy overpriced food at the park. There’s nothing like a nice ham and cheese sandwich or hot dog with shoestring potatoes drying up by the pool.
Host a Slumber Party
One of my fondest memories from summers when I was growing up was having a slumber party with my childhood best friend.
We would do this every single year once school ended. We would spend the whole weekend watching movies, playing video games, eating snacks, and doing arts and crafts.
With that being said, hosting a slumber party for your kids is an excellent way to celebrate the arrival of summer.
You can plan the whole event with your children on the days leading up to it to build up the anticipation.
You don’t have to fill your house with kids, either. You can have a blast with just 1 or 2 of their closest friends.
In the end, creating traditions fosters cherished memories and creates special bonds. By celebrating the arrival of summer, you will all be able to look back and reflect on these special moments together in a few years.