Simple Summer Family Fun is sponsored by Banana Boat. All thoughts are my own.
The beauty of longer days during summer is that we have more time together as a family. We have the warm summer evenings during the week and the gorgeous sun-filled days on the weekend. It’s easy to get caught up in all of the possibilities and start planning tons of activities to do together. But I’ve learned that some of the best memories come from simple summer family fun together.
Simple Summer Family Fun
The adventures we go on together are always a blast. We’ve already hit the water park and have plans to visit the zoo. But as a mom, I find that some of my most treasured moments are ones that happen closer to home. So if you’re looking for some things to do with your family this summer, you don’t have to worry about planning elaborate things to do, keep it simple and have fun. Here are some things we’ve been doing so far this summer!
Explore Your Neighborhood
Whether it’s playing in the front yard instead of the backyard, breaking out the sidewalk chalk, or going on a walk around your neighborhood, don’t be afraid to stay close to home. Just get outside and enjoy the sunshine. Trust me, your kids will find plenty to do the moment you step out the door. If they’re anything like mine, they would love to be outside every minute of the day. You don’t have to have a plan, just open the door and go!
Or you can stay at home and do fun things like wash the car! That’s one of Weston’s current favorites and he asks to do it a few times a week!
Hit the Park
The key to having summer family fun is getting out together. So find places that you all love to go and don’t be afraid to visit them often. We have a local park that our whole family enjoys so we visit a few times a month. We also enjoy spending time visiting our family and exploring the parks near their homes. A good playground is an easy way to get the family active. Add in a picnic and you’ll have a day of fun with very little planning required!
Enjoy What You’ve Got
The backyard is another great place to spend time together during the summer. We’re lucky to have a large backyard and a play area for the kids. They love to swing and play in the play house. But they also love helping Grambo plant flowers and clean out the fish pond. Tossing a ball back and forth with daddy is another favorite too. During the summer we like to get out the water table and always buy a little kiddie pool.
So no matter what you have in terms of a yard, take advantage of it and get outside with the kids. They will be the moments you remember for years to come.
No matter how you decide to get outside and have fun with your family this summer, be sure to keep your skin protected! We’ve been using Banana Boat NEW SunComfort SPFs 30 and 50+ this summer to keep our skin protected! I’ve been applying it 15 minutes before we all head outside and reapplying every two hours or after we all work up a sweat or get wet.
So far we’ve all stayed healthy and protected which means more family fun for us this summer!
Summer is the time for families to reunite under the sun, at the beach, the park, or in their own backyards to enjoy those endless summer days. That’s why this summer, Banana Boat’s giving moms and families everywhere a helping hand to make sure they have the Best Summer Ever. And to top it off, one lucky family will win a Great Big Family Reunion, organized and paid for by Banana Boat. Join the party at GreatBigFamilyReunion.com.
Tell me about your family’s summer plans!