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I can’t believe I’m saying this… but Summer will be here before we know it. I know we just had snow, like, last week; but we are weeks away from Summer weather! Crazy, right?!
Well call it nesting, or call it just plain ol’ OCD, but I’ve been planning our Summer activities to keep my two older kiddos as busy as possible so they can still enjoy the Summer, despite having a newborn at home.
2. Tot Time in the Park.
We live in a city that has an incredible Parks and Rec department. Throughout the parks they offer 6 different ‘tot time’ learn and play times — either a Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday rotation! It’s awesome that our kids get to interact with other kids, but also do crafts, exercise, do singalongs, and listen to storytelling.
3. Storytime at the Library.
We tend to skip storytime during the school months, due to a very busy preschool schedule; but in the Summer, storytime is back on our weekly rotation!
4. Crafts in the backyard.
I have some really easy, toddler + preschool-friendly, crafts lined up for those blistering hot days this Summer.
First, I can’t wait to do sensory play with freezing different objects in ice and letting the kids ‘dig’ it out. We recently did this at an event and it was a huge hit for both the 2 year old and the 5 year old!
5. Easy picnics in the park.
I’m all about easy this Summer! Oh, and quiet in my house! So I’ll kick Chad and the kids out during lunchtime to eat in the park behind the house with ‘easy’ picnic foods. Think: cheese & crackers, juice boxes, yogurt, fruit snacks, etc.
As long as I have those on hand, I can send everyone packing (to the backyard/park) and they can eat in peace and I can tend to a newborn in peace(ish)!
What fun activities would you add to this list!?