June 21, 2012 — campfire, camping, craft, enjoy, food city, fruit, fun, play, play dough, pool, recipe, s'mores, snacks, summer, sun, sunglasses, sunscreen, water
The weather is warm, the pools are open, the grills are fired up and the kids are off school; which can only mean one thing: it’s summer! In celebration of the first day of summer yesterday, I wanted to share some of my favorite ways to enjoy this lovely season with your family and literally have some “SUMMER” fun!
Spend your SUMMER…
U—Under the stars
M—Making your own fun
R—Remembering to wear sunscreen
Splashing: If you don’t happen to have a pool in your back yard or down the street, it can be hard to get to one every day. But never fear, a great way to have fun cooling down at your house is to make sponge balls! All you need is three items to make one. Click here for directions.
Under the stars: There’s something to be said for a good old fashioned camping trip, even if it’s only in your yard! One of my family’s favorite things to do during the summer is camp out under the stars. We build a comforting campfire, make delicious s’mores, tell spooky ghost stories and spend some time bonding together. The best part about camping out—limited access to technology, and we could all use a little time away from it all.
Making your own fun: As entertainment during those afternoon summer thunderstorms, my kids like to color, paint or play with play dough! We especially love homemade play dough. It’s easy to make, and you probably have all the ingredients in your house already. Click here for directions.
Making crafts: Making crafts is always a fun thing to do, and this craft will help keep your kids eyes safe from the sun, too! All you need are a pair of sunglasses, some sequins, confetti, stickers and whatever else your kids want to decorate with and some glue. This is also very easy to clean up. Click here for directions.
Eating fun snacks: Fun summer snacks are awesome and there are so many things to choose from. Fruit from Food City can serve as a snack all on its own, but here are some other recipe ideas:
Remembering to wear sunscreen: Wearing sunscreen is the most important thing to remember in the summer! We want to keep our kids safe at all times and this is one way that we can’t forget. Click here for some info about staying safe in the sun.
Also, don’t forget about all the fun events going on with the Food City Kids Club this summer! Click here for a list of activities Food City is hosting this summer, and click here to sign your kids up for the Kid’s Club.
- Meg Jensen, Power Shopper