Either in the morning or before bedtime, we take a walk around the neighborhood together. I picked up tin buckets from Target’s One Spot, and sometimes the kids bring them to collect treasures found on our walk. They received butterfly nets as birthday gifts, and we take them along sometimes. We haven’t captured a butterfly yet, but George caught another flying insect one night.
It’s always a great adventure searching for acorns, pebbles, flower petals, and leaves. Taking walks together has been great for burning off extra energy, making and sharing observations, chatting with our neighbors, exploring the world, and practicing walking independently. Since the kids do really well walking together, we rarely ever use strollers and are less reliant upon cart containment in stores.
When we take walks close to bedtime, the kids usually wear pajamas.
In our neighborhood, there’s a wide walking trail that curves around a creek. It’s the perfect place to spy animals in their habitats. We have to keep an eye out for snakes though (YIKES!!!).
- Sea Life Aquarium
- Train ride
Fire station tour Library story time Sprayground Zoo Bahama Buck’s Frozen yogurt Community pool
- Grill dinner outside
Water Table Inflatable Pool Sprinklers Ice Cream
- Indoor playgrounds
Lee’s Grilled Cheese Blow bubbles Chalk drawings Board games
- Play dates
Summer Reading Club Dance classes Fireworks Sleep over with grandparents Nature Walks
- Bounce house
Popsicles S’mores Sparklers Water pistol duels
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