5 Tips to Have a Great Summer While at Home


With the current health situation everybody faces, you might worry that your summer will lack the fun you’re used to. After all, travel has become risky. Major events have gotten canceled, and many summer attractions have temporarily closed.

However, that doesn’t mean your family’s summer will have to be a bore. Whether you’d rather stay cool inside or head out to your backyard, you have plenty of activities that appeal to both you and your kids.

Try out these five tips to have a great summer with your family.

  1. Plan Special Family Nights

While you may have canceled your summer vacation away, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a special night or two each week with your family.

If you prefer indoor activities, consider having a special meal followed by your favorite movie. You could also get out some board games for some fun competition.

Outdoor activities can include a backyard campout, pool party, or even a movie showing under the stars. 

  1. Know Where to Find Entertainment

When going to the local museum, library, or cinema isn’t an option, you need to know how to keep your family entertained for a good summer vacation.

Luckily, the internet has made this easy with libraries, museums, and other attractions hosting online events and resources. Your local library likely has tons of videos and ebooks to download from home. Your museum may even have a virtual tour your family can explore.

  1. Take Advantage of Your Backyard

If you have a backyard, you have even more ways to spend time with family and have a great summer. 

You can build a campfire and roast marshmallows, have a summer cookout, or set up a fire pit. If you have a pool, your family can cool off with a relaxing swim or play games like water basketball. 

Also, don’t forget other practical outdoor activities like gardening where you can grow food to eat and share!

  1. Consider Learning a New Skill

You can use your summer vacation indoors as a chance to learn something new. Whether your family wants to learn a language, instrument, or craft, you can find plenty of videos online.

Also, check with your local library and educational institutions for any online classes offered.

  1. Let Yourself Just Relax and Be Comfortable

While you want to have an exciting summer at home, you don’t always have to do stuff. Give yourself and your family some time to just relax around the house, get some extra rest, and have fun talks. 

Sometimes it feels like a vacation itself to rest and stay cool and comfortable indoors. If an air conditioner issue ruins that plan, you can always seek same day air conditioning repair.

You Can Have a Great Summer at Home

With these five ideas in mind, your family can have a great summer without needing to risk your health going anywhere. 

If you’d like more ideas, consider checking community organizations as many have held virtual activities like reading sessions, craft classes, and even performances to entertain your family at home. You can also consider some low-risk activities away from home like a hike at a local park.

Our blog has more posts on fun stuff to do with your family, so be sure to check those out too!

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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1 year ago

You can also arrange games of basketball with your friends. We bought a basketball Hoop for this purpose, arranged the territory in the back yard. You can read more about hoops in this article. This will bring your family and friends together