Simple Summer Activities for Making Family Memories is part of an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for Panasonic. I received product samples as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
Many families find themselves with a bit of extra time together during the warm summer months. I know many of my friends went on family vacations, but just as many stayed around town like we did. For those of us who didn’t travel this summer, it doesn’t mean we haven’t had tons of opportunities to make some great family memories! If you’re looking to make a few more of your own, try one of these simple summer activities!
Simple Summer Activities for Making Family Memories
One of the things I love about summer is getting out of the house and going on adventures with the kids. Whether it’s a day trip to the beach or the zoo, or just a trip to a local splash pad, we’re having fun and making memories.
And I’m all about capturing those memories as we go. So here are a few easy adventures to go on with your family. Don’t forget the camera!
The easiest thing to do with your kids is head outside. Summer evenings are perfect for playing catch in the backyard together. Or explore your local playgrounds together to see which ones you like the best! It’s a great way for everyone to get their energy out and have tons of fun together too!
Splash Pad or Swimming Pool
When the weather warms up we always make plans to hit our local splash pads. We have a number of free ones around the area that are a fun way to cool off. And they’re not just for kids! With little ones, I usually end up getting wet too. Don’t forget that your area probably has a number of local pools as well! You don’t have to have an elaborate plan to have a great time with the family during the summer!
Wash the Car
If you’re looking for a way to get a chore done while also having fun with the kids, don’t forget the power of a bucket of soapy water and a hose. My kids love helping us wash the car. I’ll admit that it probably takes a bit longer when they help, but I also get to capture some amazing smiles. Warning on this one! You’ll probably get wet, especially if you let your child have the hose like we let Weston! But we sure have a lot of fun!
While I do my best to experience everything with my kids, I do want to have photos to look back on later, so having a good camera is important to me. For the next few months, I’ll be capturing our family memories with the Panasonic LUMIX G7. This camera is so lightweight and has 4k ultra HD capabilities!
So why the Panasonic LUMIX G7 camera? Because it’s perfect for the busy family on the go! It’s amazing DSLM (where the M means mirrorless) image quality is perfect and I can get it without all of the bulk of my DSLR.
It also features:
- DFD focusing for fast and precise auto focusing
- Class-leading lens and accessory options.
- And my favorite — the 4K mode! If you have kids that are always on the move, this is the feature for you!
You can take 4K Ultra HD Video on the Panasonic LUMIX G7 (at up to 30 frames-per-second) and then extract an 8-megapixel still image! It makes it easy to get the perfect shot even when your kids are constantly in motion! I snagged the shot below of Weston washing the car from a video I took! Love it!
And then you can even share it with the built-in Wi-Fi and the Panasonic Image app! Yes, I’m a little excited so I’ll be sharing more of the memories we capture with the LUMIX over the next few months!