10 Ideas for Summer Fun

Here in South Louisiana, we know how excruciating the heat can get outside during the summer months. You don’t want the kids to go outside and overheat, but they can’t stay cooped up inside all day without you going crazy! So we have complied a list of some ideas for indoor and outdoor summer fun!

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Catch Fireflies in a Jar

During the day, your kids can catch fireflies and collect them in a jar. Don’t forget to poke holes in the jar! At night, they’ll watch the whole jar light up and when they let them go, your backyard will light up with fireflies! If you can’t find any during the day, then catch them at night and see how many you can collect.

Hold a Car Wash

Park your car in the driveway and let your child give it a good scrub with a pot of water and sponge or with the garden hose. Get the whole family involved for added fun! Your kids will stay cool in the summer’s heat and you’ll have a clean car!

Play Local Tourists

Learn more about your city’s history, local shops and new restaurants. You can ask friends and family for new and exciting places to go around town, or use Virtual Tourist to help you along the way!

Visit the Zoo

Pack some sandwiches and take the day to visit the zoo! The kids will love seeing all the animals. If there is a petting zoo, you know you’ll be in there for hours. If you want to visit the zoo check out the Baton Rouge Zoo or the New Orleans Zoo!

Baking Cookies

Baking is always a fun and yummy way to enjoy the summer! Kids always love to help out with baking. Throughout the summer, try different cookie recipes and see which ones you like the best! Whether that be chocolate chip, cookie cut outs or snickerdoodle! We are sure your kids will love this activity.

Set Up a Lemonade Stand

There is nothing wrong with teaching your children a good work ethic at a young age. Just get them a table, couple chairs, a sign and lemonade! They’ll have a blast trying to sell the neighbors lemonade and they’ll earn a little bit of cash while doing it.

Build a Fort in the Living Room

Growing up we all used to make forts in our living rooms. Now it is your turn to teach your kiddos how to make the perfect living room fort! Drape some old sheets over kitchen chairs or your couches. Put some sleeping bags and pillows inside and you are set! Eat dinner, watch movies or tell spooky stories! Whatever you do in your living room fort will sure to be some amazing memories!

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Make a Sandbox

This activity might take the whole family, and some man labor. But the kids will love it in the end. Make a sandbox for your backyard that your kids can enjoy all summer. Watch them create sandcastles and so much more!

Have a Water Balloon Fight

Having a water balloon fight is an awesome way to get friends and neighbors involved! If your kiddos are too young/small to participate in the water balloon fight, get a kiddy pool, fill it with water and balloons and let them pop the balloons with their hands; they’ll have a ball!

Visit an Educational Museum

Visiting an educational museum or a children’s museum is a fun way to get out of the summer heat! Museums are a great way to get your child interacting with experiments, the solar system or whatever else is at the museum. It can also give you some great home DIY project ideas to do when the museum is closed on the weekends or holidays!

All these activities are inexpensive and a sure way to make the summer much more fun!

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