This post was written this past summer as a way to have fun with the kids, we did! I hope you did too. I know many of you are from around the other side of the world and are just heading into summer, so I want to still share this. For those of us heading into to the cold months, tuck this away for some fun next summer!
Summertime was a time for family! I gathered so many fun family activities to do this summer; I was so excited! It’s kind of like our summer bucket list, fun for the whole family! I’m excited to have worked with Capri Sun, an official sponsor of Major League Soccer, over the summer! They’re the perfect summer drink, especially to take on the go in their handy pouches (that now have clear bottoms so you can see that they really don’t have any artificial coloring added to them).
I view all fun family activities as something healthy for families to do. They might not all be physically healthy activities (in the sense of going for a family bike ride – even though that’s included too!), but they are all healthy in the sense that we’ll all have better relationships with each other. Working on our family as a unit.
These are 25 fun family activities to do to build healthy relationships as a family, anytime!
- Family picnic at the park, on a blanket, with Capri Sun, of course!
- Family bike ride or walk
- Play croquet
- Swimming at the local pool
- Camp out in the backyard
- Go on a family scavenger hunt around the neighborhood
- Play a board game out on the deck or porch
- Make a backyard ring toss
- Make homemade pizzas together and grill them
- Make ice cream pops
- Do a collaborative, family art project together on a rainy day
- Catch fireflies
- See a fireworks display
- Lay out on a blanket and look at the stars
- Go on a hike
- Splash around at a local splash pad
- Go on a road trip and play games in the car
- Have a game of baseball in the backyard
- Head to a baseball game, whether it’s a pro game or the local high school
- Learn to fly kites together
- Go fishing in a nearby river or pond
- On hot days, try some cool ice and water activities to beat the heat
- Go to the county or state fair
- Have a campfire cookout!
- Have a family staycation instead of a vacation
It was an awesome summer full of fun family activities!
Capri Sun juice drinks have definitely been packed to take along on all these fun family activities we do together!
I didn’t want call this a summer bucket list for families for one main reason: this is just a list of ideas for us to do as a family. I didn’t want to feel like I didn’t accomplish what I wanted to do if we just couldn’t get to it all. And we may also be inspired to do something similar that’s not on the list. I’m just excited that we’ve been doing all these things together as a family, and to make our family the priority over the summer.
A great amount of Capri Sun pouches (200 million since 2008) have been collected through Capri Sun’s relationship with TerraCycle and upcycled into durable goods. You know I love upcycling, so that’s just plain awesome that they’re doing it too!
For the second year, Capri Sun Roarin’ Waters is an official sponsor of Major League Soccer (MLS) and is giving kids the opportunity take on Pro Athletes and win! This year, Capri Sun leveraged the excitement of their MLS sponsorship by gathering together a team of soccer Pros, some of the best in the league! But when it comes to playing as kids would play… the Pros don’t stand a chance.
This Kids vs Pros MLS Soccer Showdown Instant Win Game will send 4 kids, their friends, and families to sunny Orlando, FL, to take on MLS Pros in a live event. At the event, kids will compete in soccer-themed contests where being a kid actually gives them the advantage over the Pros. Plus, there are 1,000s of instant win soccer prizes for daily chances to win. Read more details here.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. MANY WILL ENTER, ONLY FOUR WILL WIN A GRAND PRIZE. Open to residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 6-17 years of age. Game starts 7/28/14 and ends 11/30/14.