Monday, September 10, 2007

5 Fun Summer Activities for Families

1. Buy a disposable camera for each family member. Over a few weeks period compete to see which family member can take the most pictures of wildlife in the backyard - birds, squirrels, rabbits, etc. Develop the pictures and give out awards for the person who captures the most animals on film, and the person who took the best photo. You can then make a nature scrapbook with the photos.

2. Make your own kites on a rainy day, then attempt to fly them on a windy day.

3. Gather up old clothes with stains and breathe new life into them by tye-dying or tea staining.

4. Find the nearest "pick-your-own" fruit farm and go harvesting. You can use the fruit in seasonal recipes, freeze some for winter or make some jam to enjoy and give away.

5. Choose a classic book to read together as a family. Read a chapter aloud after dinner each night. Pop popcorn and discuss the story.