Monday, August 1, 2011

Fun in the Summer Fun: Summer Activities

Welcome to our Fun in the Summer Fun event! Each Monday until September 7th Mama to 4 Blessings along with Adventures of Mommydom, Sweet Diva, Harvest Moon By Hand, and Sweet Phenomena will be hosting Fun in the Summer Fun link up events.
Here's the line up:
The 1st Monday of each month: link up your "Kid friendly summer activities"
The 2nd Monday of each month: link up your "Kid friendly summer crafts"
The 3rd Monday of each month: link up your "Kid friendly summer receipes"
The 4th Monday of each month: link up your "How to stay cool in the summer heat"
Go see a play in the park, or a concert.  Several cities we’ve visited have events like this, so I’m betting if you explore a little you’ll find something like this.


This has been a family tradition for many years and each year we get better and better at planning.  So, from my 15 years of going to the musical, three of them with young kids, here’s my suggestions:

1.  Bring lots of snacks and your dinner if it’s the right time of day.  We figured out to bring only finger foods: cheese cubes, sausages, grapes, apple slices.  Nothing that generates large amounts of trash.

0162.  As a corollary to that bring lots of drinks.  I planned about 4 or 5 drinks per person.  Next time I’ll make sure to have water bottles as well, because it was really hot.

3.  Make sure you have a large enough blanket for everyone and bring pillows to lean on.

4.  We had each kid bring their backpack full of 2 toys, their leapster, and a book.  That, combined with the nearby park kept them entertained from when we got there to reserve our spot at 6:30 to when the show started at 8:30.

0135.Scout out where the bathrooms are (it’s also helpful to stick your head under the faucet in the sink and get thoroughly soaked, also make sure you are not wearing a white shirt if you’re planning on soaking yourself, just saying).

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