The summer months inspire plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy as a family. The hot weather calls for swimming, while the bright sun beckons you to enjoy the outdoors. Summer is a time to create long-lasting family memories and have fun with the kids. Our family summers tend to include a few beach trips, outdoor play, and often-times, playing tourist in our own city.
We do have very hot weather here in Florida, though, particularly in the latter part of summer. This means that our outdoor activities need to be accompanied by plenty of fluids, so as to stay hydrated. The kids easily get tired and flustered after playing outside for an extended time and are constantly asking for a drink. While we want to enjoy our summer fun, we also want to be smart! Check out these simple ideas for summer fun as a family you can try this summer, along with how Capri Sun can help you and your kids stay hydrated. Be sure to scroll down for the awesome Capri Sun Summer Fun Kit giveaway too!
Summer Fun as a Family: 5 Activities To Do with Kids This Summer!
- Pack a picnic: An outdoor picnic is a great way to enjoy the sun and get some fresh air. It’s a fun family activity, yet one that won’t overwork the kids.
- Head to the beach: We’re lucky to have beautiful beaches within an hour’s drive, so we always make a few trips to the beach each summer! The kids love playing in the sand and seeing the ocean.
- Enjoy the pool: If, like us, you have a community pool in your neighborhood or are fortunate to have your own in-home pool, be sure to take advantage of it this summer! My girl and I try to head to our community pool once a week, and as a family, we do so on the weekend, when time allows. The kids get plenty of swimming practice in and it helps us cool off from the heat!
- Play outside: One of the easiest, most fun activities for the summer is to simply play outside in your yard. Let the kids run around, making up their own games, riding their bikes, getting creative with sidewalk chalk, or any other outside activities they enjoy!
- Visit a local park: I’m sure you have a variety of local parks near you that would make for a great day out as a family. Whether letting the kids run off some energy on the park’s playground, flying kites, or hiking a trail as a family, local parks are a great, easy way to have fun this summer.
With all those family summer activities you’ll be doing with the kids, it’s important to stay hydrated. It’ll be no fun if someone gets sick, so packing appropriate drinks on your family outings is a good idea. I love to take Capri Sun juice drinks with us when we head out for a day of fun. The Capri Sun pouches are super easy to pack and they do well in a cooler of ice. Their portability and size makes them great for soft-sided smaller coolers that are ideal for a picnic or short trip to the park. The kids love the variety of Capri Sun flavors and drink types (100% Juice, Roarin’ Waters Flavored Water Beverage, etc.) and I can feel good about providing them with a no HFCS juice drink. (Capri Sun has removed high fructose corn syrup from its original product and replaced the sucralose in Capri Sun Roarin’ Waters Flavored Water Beverage products with stevia leaf extract.)
We want you to have a lot of fun this summer as a family, so check out the following Summer Fun Kit giveaway, courtesy of Capri Sun!
Capri Sun Summer Fun Kit Giveaway ***Closed
Capri Sun wants you and your family to have a blast this summer! To help you spark up the summer fun, they’re providing one lucky reader this wonderful summer fun kit, similar to the one pictured above. See giveaway details below to enter!
How to Enter
Required entry: If you’d like to enter this giveaway for a summer fun kit, simply leave a comment sharing your fun summer plans!
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