Labor Day is around the corner and for most of us, that means a nice long weekend for the entire family!
Technically, Labor Day weekend is the last days of summer fun. You won’t be seeing another holiday for a while, so it’s time to make the most of it and get in some fun time with the kids.
This year things might feel a bit different as we juggle having fun while staying safe and socially distant (thanks 2020).
But hey, a staycation is never a bad idea. Say bye bye to high gas prices and costly hotels and hello to backyard barbecues, family hikes & endless pool days!
Here are a few fun activities your whole family will enjoy. The best things in life are supposed to be free, right? If not, they should at least be cheap! Get ready for the best 3-day weekend ever :-)
1. Go for a Swim (Safely)
You can’t go wrong with a pool in the summer. It doesn’t matter if it’s the pool in your complex, your friend’s pool, or a community pool that is open to the public, find one where the parents can sunbathe and the kids can take a little swim. If you live near a beach, even better! Just don’t forget your summer safety tips and make sure you have something cool to sip on. And please don’t forget your sunscreen!
2. Take a hike
Even if you live in the city there is almost always a few places you can go for a refreshing (and free) hike in the great outdoors. Bring a blanket along and pack a nice picnic lunch for the family to munch on - hiking burns a lot of energy. But then on the plus side, your kids will probably get tired and pass out early. So slather the family in bug spray, grab the family dog and hit the hiking trail! Oh, you will probably need some sunscreen for this one too ;-)
3. Enjoy a Backyard Barbecue
Although big barbecues were a classic, an only family barbecue can still be a lot of fun! Have some child-friendly games in mind for your kids - maybe arrange a scavenger hunt or set out some board games. If your city allows fireworks or is gonna broadcast them, plan a time to watch or set those off (safely of course). And don’t forget to prep your backyard for pesky mosquitoes and flies that will also want to join in the festivities. Add in some good music and you’ve got yourself the perfect (safe) celebration!
4.Catching Up with Your Kiddos
Let's face it, these past few weeks have been hectic. But whether your kiddos are going back to school or back to zoom, you might want to use this extra day to catch up with them. How are they feeling? Are they missing any materials? Make sure everything is A+ all around.
Have happy, safe and low-cost Labor Day Weekend!
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