The Summer of 2020 is all about spending quality time with your family. Was it the exact summer we had planned for? No, but that doesn’t mean summer is cancelled. We know there’s probably a vacation that got pushed or a great 4th of July party that’s now spent on Zoom. To look on the bright side, there are now unlimited spots on your Google calendar to pencil in (or type) time to spend with those closest to you.
For most, the summer weeks ahead are filled with – you guessed it, nothing. Instead of letting the boredom ravish through your summer, get creative and find unique ways to have fun. We’re here to help with that.
I’m sure you could have guessed the first on our list – boating. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, boating is a great activity to get outside and spend time with family. It can be a full day outing or a way to spend a few hours. Regardless, you’ll feel like you’re on a mini-vacation.
Head the beach with your quarantine crew. Be sure to get there early because many beaches are only allowing limited capacity. Bring food, games, a good book, and spend the day enjoying the sounds of the crashing waves.
If you’ve ever wanted fresh, home-grown produce but never had the time to do it, now is that time. Pick out our favorite herbs, vegetables, fruits, and flowers and watch them begin to sprout.
- Backyard Picnic
Set up a picnic in the backyard or in your local park. You could have sandwiches or even grill some hotdogs and hamburgers. Bring a Frisbee or soccer ball and enjoy the day!
Family Focused Evenings
- Game Night
Have a weekly game night. Order your favorites on Amazon. Some popular ones are:
- The Game of Life
- Candy Land
- Movie Night
Haven’t we all been binge-watching our favorite TV shows and movies these last few months? Make a night out of it. Serve popcorn, soda, and your favorite candies – just like in the movie theater.
- Scavenger Hunt
Set up a scavenger hunt in the house or the backyard. Give clues and grand prize to the winner.
The ultimate boredom activity – puzzles. You’ll get wrapped up trying to fit pieces for a solid few hours. Make it a family event.
Food & Drink
- Cooking Challenge
Schedule a cook-off between you and your family members. Pick a short list of ingredients and see who can make the best dish. Designate one or two people to be the judge(s).
- Ice Cream Social
Make an ice cream bar with toppings for sundaes. You can even order an automatic ice cream maker on Amazon for a homemade treat.
- Drink Night
This one is for adults only. The rules can be similar to the cooking challenge. See who in your household can make the best drink. If you want to include the kids, make them non-alcoholic.