Unique Summer Activities for the Family

There are few better times of the year than summertime to bring the whole family together for some fun and bonding. Many people do typical vacations, but there are also many other unique things that you can do to spend time with your family.

New Take on Family Movie Night

One great thing to do is have outdoor movie nights. All you need is a projector and a movie player to watch some outdoor movies. It is a great way to spend time together outside under the stars. If you want, you can purchase or create your own big screen. All it takes is a little imagination, and you can quickly create an outdoor movie theater that will help to build memories forever.

Splish Splash

Another popular activity is doing something around water. If you live near an amusement park, you can get some great discounts for the entire season. If you do not live near a park, you can use things around your home to create your own water park. Sprinklers, long plastic sheets and water guns are a great way to enjoy the summer together. You can even get some great deals on cheap swim shorts for lads at your neighborhood store or online. Get to a free beach and enjoy the water there too.

Unique Summer Activities for the Family

Great Outdoors

It is also a great time for doing some camping and hiking. Many families will love the outdoor time spent hiking through the mountains and forests. The state parks offer a wide variety of different options for camping, and this is a way to build family unity without spending much money at all. You could also turn your yard into a campground by having a fire pit and taking your sleeping bags out on your property for a night’s retreat under the fallen moon.

The Great Hunt

Some families may also enjoy creating their own scavenger hunts at nearby parks or predetermined areas. Simply create a list of items that you want to search for and go for it. A great way to build memories is by giving everyone a camera to photograph the images in the hunt. You will more than likely find some great pictures that were not even intended because cameras make families do some funny things.

No matter what you decide to do this summer, use your imagination to build your family. The most important thing is to spend time together doing things that you do not normally do. Make this summer the best summer ever with many unique activities.

About the author
Mrs. Hatland is a 30-something married, mom of 7 and the face behind the popular online publication, Motherhood Defined. Known as the Iowa Mom blogger by her local peers and “The Fairy Blogmother” worldwide. She has professional experience in working closely with clients on brand ambassadorships, client outreach services, content creation and creative social media advertising exposure.

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