Summer comes with so many opportunities to spend time together. School is out, activities are minimal, and the sun is shining. When it comes to spending time with a family, you want to make the most of it.
Here are 7 fresh ways to spend time together as a family this summer!
#1 Make Decorative Rocks
You can liven up any patio, flower bed, or walkway just by adding a little color to it. Get some outdoor paint, and decorate rocks together. This is a great way for everyone to be creative but spend time together as well.
#2 Have a Water Fight
Sometimes, we all just need to have a little fun. Whether it’s a water bottle, hose, or the sink sprayer, start a water fight. Make sure to take it outside before it gets too messy, though.
#3 Play in the Mud
That’s right, get your piggy side out and roll around in the mud. This is a messy way to have fun spending time together. Get out the rope and play tug of war, have a mud fight, or a homemade slip and slide. Make sure to take a memorable picture before you clean up.
#4 Volunteer at the Local Park
Every year, people take for granted how much work it takes to keep the parks clean. From trash to overgrown weeds, there is a lot that needs to be done. Spend time doing something to help the community, and help clean up a local park.
#5 Have a Barbeque Contest
Get out the grill and practice your skills. See who can make the tastiest barbeque sauce or marinade the steaks the best. If you have little kids, taste test the sauces together and choose the best one. When it comes to spending time together, a little family competition can be a lot of fun.
#6 Have a Campout in the Backyard
Pitch a tent, grab some sleeping bags, and start making S’mores. You can have the full feeling of camping right in your backyard. Spending time talking around the fire, making smores and enjoying scary stories is a great way to build your relationships.
#7 Have a Family Marathon
Exercising is great for the mind and the body. It is, also, a great way to get the family participating in something together. So, get outside as a family and start exercising together. You will feel better and be closer.
Make time to spend time together this summer. How do you and your family like to spend time together? Let us know in the comments below!