As summer winds down, your family will soon be getting ready for the school year and everything that will entail. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a little bit more fun while the summer sun is still going strong. Today, we’re talking about how to have a bit more summer sun before the school year starts.
Plan a Mini Vacation
If you have some time and money to spare, the best way to celebrate the end of summer is to plan a mini weekend vacation before the school year starts. Think about the places that you can go with a short drive from your home. Perhaps a trip to a lake or to a new city. If you can score cheap plane tickets, maybe you can even head to the beach for the weekend. Last-minute tickets are hard to find, but not impossible.
Plan a Staycation
If you don’t have the ability to leave or just don’t want to, then taking a staycation might be a better option. Plan a trip through your own town as if you are here visiting as a tourist. Go to the museum and into town to shop. Take a minute to go to the local park and find a place to swim! When you live in a town for a long time, it can be easy to forget how many things there are to do.
Movie Night Under the Stars
It’s time to find a projector and a white sheet. Though projectors used to cost an arm and a leg, they can not be gotten for a low price at the local Walmart. Find a projector and get a white sheet that you can hand on the back of your home. Use an inflatable kiddie pool with pillows to create the perfect place to lay. Grab all of your favorite movies and TV shows and spend the night watching movies outside. If you want, sleep under the stars right in your own backyard!
Spend a Day Hiking
If your family is more into taking a trip to see nature, a Saturday hiking could be just what you need to finish the summer off right. Find a hiking trail you haven’t done before and taking your family for a trip. Remember, you should always wear appropriate clothing and pack both food and water. Also, make sure to bring some first aid so that you can take care of any issues that may arise.
One fun option that doesn’t cost money is window shopping. Take a day to go to all your favorite shops and try on clothes. Take photos, grab lunch, and have fun. However, remember not to spend money! Though fun, window shopping is hard if you find something you like. An option to solve this would be to set a budget so that you know you have some money to spend and strive to keep yourself under it.
Though fun, summer will come to an end. Making the last of it count before school starts back up is a great way to bond with your family before the stress of the school year kicks in. What do you plan to do this summer? If you are still looking for a preschool option when school starts back up, give Bodies in Motion a shout.