ored this summer? Not on our watch! Here are some great ideas that are sure to get anyone off the couch and into action.
The Democrat and Chronicle put a list together of 70 great ideas and here are some of our favorites:
KIDSdays from 4 to 7 p.m. every Tuesday in July and August at Eastview Mall, Victor. Enjoy free carousel rides all day, plus crafts, face painting, balloon artistry and bounce activities in the Main Court. This is a free event.
Kids Eat Free, area restaurants. Spare yourself the dirty dishes and save a few bucks on a night out with the kids. Peruse this list to find local eateries where kids dine for free, or on the cheap. Nights and prices may vary by location, so be sure to call to confirm. Get info at juliesfreebies.com/free-food-restaurants/kids-eat-free
Make a splash! Cool down this summer at an area splash pad. Pack the sunscreen, plus a picnic lunch and try the ones at the First Responders’ Park in Webster, Pineway Ponds in Spencerport on for size and the new ones that just opened. This is a free activity.
Walnut Hill Carriage Driving Competition. Aug. 5-9, Pittsford. Claim your spot as the Sunday Morning Pleasure Ride of fanciful carriages parades through Mendon Ponds Park at 9 a.m. Aug. 9. (It’s right in our own back yard!)
Honestly, it wouldn’t be summer if we didn’t try our hands at some crafty projects. Pinterest was our go to this time and our goal was to choose something we could make because, well, we’re not really crafty!
It’s a craft and a science lesson all in one and it doesn’t require that many materials.
What you need:
- Piece of yarn (cut to about 6 feet)
- 2 Chairs
- Drinking straw
We could not resist this one, especially since it requires using lids from a coffee shop or convenient store and we thought collecting those would be an adventure too.
The perfect summer decor? Homemade sea creatures that flutter in the breeze.
- Collect materials for the tentacles: we used curling ribbon, a few strips of bubble wrap with 1/2-inch-wide bubbles, a bath pouf (cut open and unwound), and heavy-duty paper towels cut into spirals. Our tentacles are 12 to 18 inches long.
Gather the tentacles at one end and thread them up through the hole of a plastic dome drink lid (from a coffee shop or convenience store). Tape the ends around the outside of the lid with clear tape.
- Tape a colorful paper cupcake liner over the top of the dome.
- Cover the lid with three layers of plastic wrap, one sheet at a time, tucking the excess wrap under the bottom edge of the lid.
- Add adhesive-backed pearls to the outer edge of the lid.
- Knot the end of a length of elastic cord and tape it to the top of the lid. Hang the jellyfish on a porch or by a breezy window.
We thought these would be great because they’re easy to make, would appeal to kids of all ages, and they don’t require sewing. Bonus, this craft comes with step by step tutorials from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom.
There’s so much to do to soak in summer fun. Perhaps a move is your next adventure! Contact us today! We can help!