Now that we’ve reached June, we’re halfway through the year, and the springtime is just about t give way to summer. It might already feel like summertime with these warmer days, but the official first day of the season comes on June 21. Have you thought about how you and your family will embrace the summertime this year? School’s out for the summer, and we have months of hot, sunny days on the horizon, so take a look at these fun ideas for summer family activities!
A sunny day is the perfect day to get outside and explore all the natural beauty we have around us. That could mean going out to a nearby park for some fresh air or lacing up your books for a hike down a wooded trail. As you wander, you might get to know the local flora and fauna, and a good, long walk is a great way to unplug and slow down for a little while. Not everyone might be used to walking so far, so make sure everybody’s hiking shoes fit well, and that their socks don’t have holes – it’s important to avoid blisters so that everyone can be ready for whatever you’d like to do next.
If a day’s hike isn’t enough time out in nature, consider extending your stay with a summer camping trip. With long days and warm nights, summertime could be the right time for your next camping trip, whether you and your crew would like to rough it in a tent, set up an RV with all the comforts of home, or go rustic with a cabin. Think of the outdoor activities your family loves, then look for a campground with easy access to those activities. It might be a lake, a mountainside, or just a nearby forest. If you want to stick close to home, you could even set up a tent in your yard or living room for a summer staycation.
Collect and Decorate Rocks
While you’re outside, you and the family are bound to discover some rocks lying around, and these little rocks and pebbles could be the start of someone’s own rock collection. Get the whole family to keep an eye out for interesting rocks, small enough to pick up by the hand. They might find smooth stones or textured shapes that mind lend themselves to the next step: arts and crafts. After you bring the rocks home, set up a space with art supplies to let the family decorate the rocks however they see fit. Your kids might want to add faces to each rock to turn the rock collection into a family, or they might want to create fun patterns or characters. It’s all up to their imaginations.
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When you’re ready to embark on your summer adventures, we’ll be ready to help at O’Daniel Honda. Come visit our Honda dealership to find the right model for all your excursions in our new vehicle inventory. We look forward to seeing you here soon.
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