With back to school commercials all over TV, the school year will be here before we know it. Now is the time to make the most of the rest of the summer. Before the kids head back to school, give them an end of the summer they will never forget. Here is a list of activities that will help.
Camp in the Backyard
Whether you set up a tent, sleep on the trampoline or under the stars in sleeping bags, camping in the backyard is a summer must. Throughout the night, roast marshmallows by the fire, find constellations in the stars, watch movies outside and tell scary stories.
Pool Boat Races
Have the kids invite friends over for a cardboard boat race in the pool. Split kids into teams, give them cardboard and tape and have them build boats to race in the pool. Each team has to pick someone to go in the boat and navigate the water to be the first one to make it across the pool without sinking.
Build a Fort
For the rainy days of summer, gather pillows, blankets and whatever else you can to build the ultimate inside fort. Once it’s built, snuggle into it and break out the movie collection, or binge watch your favorite shows or movies on Netflix.
Backyard Obstacle Course
Get the kids outside and moving by building an obstacle course in your backyard. Whether it is on the easier side or more of an American Ninja Warrior obstacle course, the kids will have the time of their lives navigating their way through it.
Water Balloon Baseball Game
Instead of having a regular wiffleball or baseball game or a simple water balloon fight, mix the two together and have a water balloon baseball game. Get a bucket filled with water balloons, use old towels as bases and a plastic bat and play ball!
Niagara Parks Power Station offers visitors a unique, interactive experience. Located on the Canadian side of the Niagara River, the once-dormant power station features all-day attractions where visitors learn how the hydropower station used the power of Niagara Falls to generate electricity.
The Peninsula Beverly Hills makes staying in a suite even sweeter! Guests who book one of the hotel’s elegant suites are offered complimentary use of a luxury BMW for the length of their stay. While Beverly Hills has so much to offer, having a car gives you the freedom to see even more of Southern California, whether it is driving up the Pacific Coast Highway to Malibu, or continuing on, past Santa Barbara, to Santa Ynez wine country.
Sesame Street has been a popular TV show for young children for many years. Bucks County, Pennsylvania, is home to the only Sesame Place amusement park. Now, kids on the West Coast are able to experience the excitement of watching beloved TV characters come to life at Sesame Place San Diego.
The highly anticipated, 5-star, all-inclusive Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya rolled out the orange carpet in early August as the ultimate family-friendly destination. Nickelodeon’s slimings and characters meet Karisma Hotels & Resorts’ unmatched hospitality. During the fall opening period, rates start at $259 per person, and can be booked through Aug. 31, for travel through Jan. 4, 2022.
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