20 Tips: Summer fun ideas for the family (or the nanny!)

Tweeted by Shara Lawrence-Weiss on Friday, May 4th, 2010.

Take time to be silly with your kids or grandkids this summer - we all need to laugh! (June is National Potty Training Awareness Month - FYI) 🙂

A big thank you to Baby Stay Asleep for offering ten of the 20 ideas!

  1. Obstacle Courses
  2. 50 activity ideas for the family!
  3. Homemade Bubble Wands
  4. “Heavy Work” Activities (sensory-based for special needs)
  5. Ready for Kindergarten: Fine Motor Activities
  6. Healthy Cooking Ideas for kids (including those with special needs)
  7. Join your local library’s Summer Reading Program
  8. Summer games from Disney Family Fun
  9. Volunteer Ideas for kids All Ages
  10. Gardening with Kids
  11. Set up an indoor or outdoor Scavenger Hunt. Hide toys, books, change, snacks, etc – make it fun!
  12. Need craft kits and craft ideas? Check out frecklescrafts.com
  13. Swing Therapy – great summer activity for special needs
  14. How to engage kids this summer (tweens/teens)
  15. Family Fun For Less (Uniroyal Tires) – Free ebook
  16. TONS of ideas for developing fine motor skills this summer (teacher/parent ideas)
  17. FREE National Park entrance days *Enjoy the outdoors together!
  18. Find craft ideas. Search by theme: No Time for Flashcards
  19. 37 pages of ideas for children (some old…some new) based on personality types! Print and staple.
  20. Remember to laugh and have fun this summer. Laughter is necessary!!


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