How We Have Spent Our Summer Outside

This is a sponsored post, I am a Kmart blogger, though all opinions are my own.

Since I live in the midwest area we experience all four seasons. By the time winter is over, we are more then ready for warmer weather to come. Summertime brings so many fun opportunities, and I thought I would share with you how we have spent our summer outside.

We love to go to the park in the summertime! We love to go to the park in the summertime! We have a favorite park that is kept up really well, and even has a lake nearby at the local Bass Pro.

Fun on the jungle jim bars! Our older boys love to climb the monkey bars in a variety of ways. 🙂

Washing Clothes at a Historical eventWe went to a historical day at a Mill and old house, and the children loved getting to wash clothes by hand, make rag dolls and rope, watch the sheep being sheered, tour the house, and see all the historical costumes. It was a fun day outside as a family, yet we were learning about history while we were together!

horseback riding in the summer months! We have let the children go horseback riding at a children’s farm, and they all love it! The boys have gone with family on actual trail rides before and love doing that in the summertime as well.

Lazy Fun in the Sun Then there is the lazy summer days of eating snacks outside (popsicles are a must!), reading books on a blanket outside, jumping on the trampoline, exploring in the ditch, catching fireflies at night, and sidewalk chalk and bubbles.

Are you looking for ideas for the summer months?

How about…

Making a tepee outside with branches.

Fun with water guns.

Slip and Slide (add bubbles to make it even more slippery!)

Put a sprinkler under the trampoline and bounce away while you cool down.

Take a long bike ride as a family.

Cook an egg on the hot sidewalk.

Make homemade ice-cream.

Go swimming.

Go to a drive in outdoor movie theater (I did this once as a child and it was a totally new experience!).

Set up a tent in the backyard and sleep outside.

Invite friends over for a BBQ outside.

Fly a kite.

Make a treehouse.

Have a water balloon fight.

These are just some ideas of things we enjoy to do in the summer, or things we want to do!

If you are looking for a place to get some fun summer toys, Kmart has a great selection! Here is a list of their Hot Deals for Summer! #KmartSummerFun

I’d love to hear what you stay busy doing in the summer months! 

Comments

  1. Rebecca says:

    I am pleased to see that you are still wearing your jeans. It took me a while to get used to wearing trousers but I am glad I persevered

    • I am as well. Encouraging to be reminded that pants can be worn modestly! I’m not married yet, but I will definitely save the ideas from this post for when I hopefully am married and have children. 🙂

  2. Did I miss something? Have you started wearing jeans?

  3. It seems that you are antagonizing the very ladies who you are trying to encourage. I am discouraged. Good by.

  4. Danielle says:

    Caroline, I do hope the naysayers don’t discourage you from posting pictures of you or your girls in pants/jeans. You all look great and you ARE modest. Continue on, please.

  5. Look! She’s in modest jeans 🙂 With a beautiful feminine smile on her face and a smile on her daughters that radiates assurance that mommy love her! 🙂 <3

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