August 4, 2013
Like or not moms, the school year is over, and it’s time to start planning your kids’ summer activities. Let’s face it–the best way to ensure that your kids don’t spend another summer camped out in front of the television is to tackle summertime with a solid plan in place. Some of the best times I can remember having with my kids were when I planned some fun summer field trips for our family to enjoy after school was out. There are so many things you can do together, and your kids might even have a few ideas themselves. To get you started, here are a few ideas to help you plan a fun-filled summer for you and your kids.
Picnics at the Park
Why not pack a lunch for yourself and your kids and take off to a local park? Be sure to pack a blanket if you plan on sitting on the ground to enjoy your lunch. After you eat, the kids will enjoy playing on the playground. If the park has a swimming pool, you can also take advantage of that on a hot summer day.
Get Back to Nature
Perhaps your kids really enjoy nature, and would love to spend some time studying creatures in the woods. My kids are always eager to visit our area’s nature center each summer. I love it too, because it keeps their minds active while they’re out of school. One note about these types of field trips–be sure your kids have the right clothes for being in the woods. Hartstrings has some really great kids’ clothes on clearance that would be appropriate for nature-inspired field trips. Pieces such as our variety of Knit Leggings and our Long Sleeve Knit Tops are great choices. I always purchased my kids clothes on clearance for the summer months, because I knew we’d be active. Luckily, Hartstrings has a great selection of excellent-quality clothes.
Visit Local Attractions
Sometimes we get so focused on thinking of ways to entertain our children out of town, that we forget about the treasures that await us right at home. Why not pay a visit to your local library? Most libraries allow kids to have library cards as young as five or six years old. Your kids will feel very grown up with their own library card, and they’ll love being responsible for their “own” borrowed books too. What other local attractions are there in your community that your kids would enjoy?
It’s amazing how great my kids feel when they’ve been active on a hot summer day. Come to think of it, I feel pretty good too! Be sure to plan ahead to ensure a fun-filled summer for you and your kids.
Don’t forget to check out Hartstrings for all of your kids’ summer clothing needs. We have beautiful kids’ clothes on clearance, which will help you save money on their summer wardrobes and keep them looking great too. Visit our online store to see our great selection.