Happy Summer and Let the Fun Begin!
“There’s only 18 summers in Childhood…
How will you make this one count?”-Unknown
Summer is officially here and if you are anything like me you are already trying to plan as many fun and unique activities as possible to keep your restless kids entertained! I was recently scouring the internet for ideas when I found several activities that were not only unique but also affordable and educational. To help all of you other mommas out, I created a list of my favorite finds! I hope you and your kids are able find something on my list to enjoy!
The Regal Summer Movie Express has returned! This summer’s movies will be featured on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and cost an affordable $2 a ticket. The 2022 movie lineup is fantastic! There are a variety of options ranging from some older classics like Space Jam and Shrek to newer releases like Sing 2. Availability varies by location so be sure to check your local theater for movies and times. You can find more info below!
Check out this summer’s movies HERE!
The Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Journal is the perfect opportunity for kids to remain engaged in their reading. The summer program encourages young readers to read 8 books and document their success by writing the name of their completed book and a short description of their favorite part. Once they have completed their journal they can turn it in to their local Barnes & Noble to redeem a free book! Use the link below to print your child’s Summer Reading Journal and see a list of the free books offered. Children can redeem their book between July 1 and August 31, 2022.
Print your Summer Reading Journal HERE!
National Parks are one of the greatest places to spend time and explore during the summer! They offer fresh air and sunshine with multiple opportunities to learn about the great outdoors. Our National Parks have created several programs to encourage kids to get outdoors. You can learn more about these experiences below.
DoSomething.org is the largest not-for-profit for young people and social change. The online platform offers campaigns centered around volunteering, social change and civic action. With an array of causes to choose from, young people are able to make a positive impact while earning volunteer credits and scholarship opportunities. This is the perfect way for older kids to spend their spare time during the summer months! Learn more about the amazing campaigns below.
Choose from one of the many campaigns HERE!
Science Sparks is a great website that offers tons of experiments for kids to try! The site is well-organized with easy step-by-step guides for you to follow. Although there are many categories of science experiments to choose from, the holiday and summer choices are my favorite! An added bonus – most experiments require supplies you most likely already have at home. Discover my favorites below!
Check out the Summer Science Challenges HERE!
Join Tiny Chefs this summer for an array of Virtual Enrichment Classes offered throughout the week. Kids can cool down from the summer heat while building their confidence in the kitchen and learning to cook! In addition to virtual classes, Tiny Chefs offers several summer camps your little ones are sure to enjoy! To learn more, check out the link below. Bon Appetit!
Browse the virtual classes & camps HERE!