This summer, I am making it a goal to do have an adventure day each week with the kids. They can be super simple, close to home, and free adventures… but they all have to be fun and get us going and doing something. Preferably something we’ve never done before.
I’m thinking of these adventure days as little field trips to do with the kids… but they can be more activity related too, and not just destination oriented.
We recently did and ‘add-on’ adventure on a trip we were already on. We went out to breakfast [that the boys didn't really eat... too distracted in a restaurant] and then we headed to Legoland for the morning as an extra treat for the boys. It was super fun in the morning until lunchtime hit… and they were hungry instantly. So my big tip is to make sure you have a the kids tummies filled up when you head out on your adventures! Thanks to Quaker® Perfect Portions for sponsoring this conversation and giving us some oatmeal to fill them up, so we’ll be ready next time!
Since then, I have been jotting down ideas we can do in our area and I even have a printable that I’ve created to have a place to jot down these ideas and keep them handy.
I’m hanging our ideas to “Make TODAY an Adventure ” by my calendar so I remember to look at it and make a plan. Ideally, I would put these on the calendar each week, but I know stuff comes up, so I can’t set a day of the week to do it, nor do I want to say that we’re doing Adventure B this week because it might depend on weather.
That’s where this printable it going to come in handy. The ideas will be there when we have a day open for an adventure!
A few adventures on our list… [I've added to it since I copied it in]:
- Go to the library – and not just the one in our town!
- Walking and playing at a local National park
- Explore State Parks
- Nature Center
- Petting Zoo
- Frisbee Golf
- Go fishing
- Go to a bike trail and ride for a morning
- Playgrounds/Parks in neighboring towns
- Have a picnic
- Go Canoeing
- Go Camping
- Have a neighborhood scavenger hunt
- Go on a photo walk
- Have a ‘Big Art‘ Day with friends.
What kind of an adventure day will you plan?
Camp Mom: Summer Activities Pack has bunches of ideas for adventures with the themes for summer! It was a great place for me to start pulling ideas from. [It also includes tips for taking your kids to the musuem - eek! - or talking to them about art...]
My major tip for going on adventures with the kids though… is to make sure they have a full tummy!
Quaker® Perfect Portions lets the kids eat as much or as little as their tummies need in the morning before a big adventure! It comes in a resealable bag so you can make a big bowl for the big kids, or just a little one for those smaller tummies. And what I love the most is that it has no added sugar [i.e. the brown sugar hasn't been added yet] so you can add as much sweetness as you’d like!
Every day is an adventure and with Quaker® Perfect Portions I know I am providing my family with the fuel they need for their epic adventures.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Quaker®. The opinions and text are all mine.