10 From GEM:
10 Ways To Enjoy Summer Fun with the Family
Trying to entertain the kids over the summer and keeping them engaged, happy and occupied may seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Incorporate a daily routine including household chores and errands while scheduling one or two fun activities. You should not have to neglect your personal regime or your daily household responsibilities because the kids are home. Rather, find a way to structure your day to include a little of everything and make sure you get help by assigning a duty to each able child. This way, when the necessary duties are finished, there is time for some fun.
Kids need structure even during the summer months. They need to know what to expect throughout the day. Having a routine during the summer will benefit everyone, especially you, because you won’t be badgered with five hundred questions all day long. Furthermore, you won’t feel as if you’re not doing enough for the kids when they’re home and you won’t feel as if you are neglecting yourself or your daily duties.
Check out our ideas on fun and easy to incorporate summer activities for your family.
10. Dress Up
Nothing sparks imaginative play like playing dress-up. Collect all kinds hats, scarves, old gowns and especially super hero capes. Make it an afternoon of dress-up and fun with a real tea party, or show, or super-hero adventure. The trick is to plan ahead and be prepared. Have a daily and weekly schedule. Incorporate these tips into your day while adhering to your domestic schedule and have the kids help out with the chores. Build in the fun activities after the necessary activities, that way everyone will be content and happy. Don't overload yourself either, one simple activity a day is ample.