Make the most of your summer days

Summertime offers plenty of opportunities to spend time outdoors, get away from the technology that seems to be everywhere we look and enjoy the company of friends and family. These summertime activities are not only great opportunities to bond with your kids, but they’re also affordable and energy efficient.

School is right around the corner. Before you start loading book bags with all the goodies your little ones need for their first day, schedule in some quality family time. Turn off the lights, ditch the electronics, load up on sunscreen and spend a day (or part of a day) enjoying the great summer sunshine. It’s the perfect way to enjoy the last few days of summer.

Not sure where to start? Here are a few fun, affordable ideas to get you started:

  • Play hide-and-go-seek
  • Set up a scavenger hunt
  • Go to the park
  • Go for a bike ride
  • Play with sidewalk chalk
  • Blow bubbles
  • Have a picnic
  • Go fishing
  • Camp in your backyard
  • Fly a kite
  • Play Frisbee
  • Swim at the local pool or lake

For those days when it’s just too hot, here are a few fun summer activities that are just as fun indoors:

  • Family game night
  • Arts and crafts
  • Read a book
  • Puzzles
  • Make a no-bake recipe
  • Charades
  • Play sardines