Monday Morning Message | Kick Up the Fun

Can we all agree that doing the same thing over and over each day can get boring? Sometimes when we hit this part of the summer, activities can feel a little more ho-hum than fun, especially for kids. Chances are you just need to change it up a bit and put a little extra fun into your summer schedule.  It’s easier today to get creative, since you have Google and Pinterest for inspiration and ideas. Here are our top summertime ideas to keep children engaged.

  1. Have a picnic or tea party at a fun park.
  2. Camp out in your backyard.
  3. Play water balloon baseball.
  4. Go hiking and have a nature scavenger hunt.
  5. Make homemade ice cream or your own lip gloss.
  6. Bake cookies and take them to your neighbors’ house as a surprise.
  7. Have your kids create a Summer Scrapbook by keeping a journal about their favorite Summer activities and adding mementos and pictures.

Something to Think About
The memories you make now will last a lifetime for every member of your family. Handle with care!

Weekly Activity
Create a memory this week with your children or someone special in your life.

Words of Wisdom
To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal.  The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach. – Benjamin Mays

The secret of joy in work is contained in one word — excellence.  To know how to do something well is to enjoy it. – Pearl S. Buck

The purpose of life is a life of purpose. – Robert Byrne

Success is a journey, not a destination. – Ralph Arbitelle

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