Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Ideas for Summer Fun

My friend Gary recently recommended this book to me:

I just got my copy yesterday and I am glad I did.  Although Noodlebug is only allowed to watch a very small amount of television (PBS only---15-30 minutes per day), I want to limit it even more this Summer.  I have been looking for ways to get us doing more things as a family and getting outdoors!  This book has some great easy ideas for fun, active outdoor activities for kids and families.  The book groups them by month so you have one activity for every day of the year that is appropriate for the season. I was happy to see that we had already been doing many of the activities listed for June.  It isn't rocket science but if you need some ideas for getting outside with your family, this $10 could be a lifesaver.  Find it here.

I am also a big fan of FAMILY FUN magazine. I always get great craft and activity ideas and I save every issue.  I was excited to see that they have a new 'Badges of Fun' program in the current issue.  You pull out the poster inside the magazine and do the current month's family activity in order to "earn" a badge which you download from the website. You then stick your badge to the poster.  See the first badge above this paragraph. They are going to run the program for ten issues and we have hung our poster on the fridge to keep us motivated.  You can download the poster and find more information here.

And don't forget about the fantastic Summer double-issue of ACTION PACK.  I have been working on modifying some of the activities for Noodlebug and I already have plans to make him a utility belt.

Click on the picture to buy your own copy.  It's a bargain at $6 and I can't wait to see the next issue.

What other resources for fun family activities have you found this Summer?


Libbie said...

Sounds like a great book! We are having what I call, "Our healthy Summer: Where we are talking alot about making healthy choices & playing until everyone falls on the ground with exhaustion :) Might need to grab that book!

Libbie said...

Just ordered Action Pack
Thanks for the idea! I had never heard of it before!

Gary said...

So glad you liked that book! I had a feeling it would be a good one for you. Happy summer!