Fun Ways to Connect as a Family Over Summer Break

Most likely, school children in your area have been let out of school for the summer. Many of us who home educate our children are also ready for a bit of a break. We can get away from schedules, co-op duties, reading lessons, and early-morning math drills. Once again, we will watch our children run through the sprinklers (or maybe we will join them), swim in the community pool, build sand castles on the beach, and spend long evenings out by the fire pit or playing volleyball until the light of day disappears.

Aaahhhh……summer.

Fun Ways to Connect as a Family Over Summer Break 2to1conference.com Be inspired by these ideas and have a great time reconnecting with your family over the summer!

This is a too-short season, a time of fun in the sun, family vacations, and re-establishing close relationships with one another that seem almost impossible at times during the academic year. I’ve shared a few ideas below to help you reconnect with those you love as you slow down and enjoy the season.

Fun Ways to Connect as a Family Over Summer Break

  • enjoy a picnic at the park or along your local hiking trail
  • take a day trip to a water park
  • enjoy an amusement park together
  • host a neighborhood barbecue
  • enjoy a relaxing day at home
  • create a drive-in movie theater in your back yard – invite friends or family to join you
  • play volleyball or croquet together
  • take an art class or learn karate together as a family
  • paint the driveway with washable paint
  • have chalk drawing contests
  • raise money for charity by having a bake sale
  • run a 5k together
  • learn how to whittle
  • build bird feeders to hang in your trees
  • birdwatch
  • create a butterfly sanctuary
  • design a homemade blanket fort and spend hours reading aloud or reading your own books, silently lounging side-by-side
  • observe nature – grab a notebook, pencil, and binoculars – write down what you see or take a closer look as needed
  • host a backyard bible school for the neighborhood children
  • bake cookies and deliver to shut-ins in your area or to a local nursing home
  • volunteer at church to fill in the holes left by regular volunteers who often leave town for the summer
  • learn to knit or crochet
  • teach a class – art, music, blogging
  • host a day of classes with each family offering their best skills and knowledge to help others learn

What do you do over the summer to connect as a family? Share in the comments. I am always looking for new ideas!

 

Wendy Woerner
Wendy's heart’s desire is to encourage women, from all walks of life, in their God-given roles as mamas, wives, and home educators. He has great plans for you! Whatever it is that God has called you to do, He will equip you for the journey. No matter the adversity you may encounter, His plans are good. HE is good. Always. Be sure to connect with Wendy on her blog or via the social media links you see here.
Wendy Woerner

Wendy Woerner

Wendy's heart’s desire is to encourage women, from all walks of life, in their God-given roles as mamas, wives, and home educators. He has great plans for you! Whatever it is that God has called you to do, He will equip you for the journey. No matter the adversity you may encounter, His plans are good. HE is good. Always. Be sure to connect with Wendy on her blog or via the social media links you see here.

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