My little one loves adventuring with me. One of our favorite little trips to take is to the local park! Am I thrilled about the buckets of sand that will end up in his shoes afterwards? Nope. Do I really savor the sensation of caterpillars climbing on my toes. Decidedly not. But…my son loves taking a trip to the park. All it takes to make that kid happy is a squeaky swing and a nice breeze. Easy, right?
I guess the point I’m trying to make is that it’s better to keep it simple! If you try to dream up exceptionally-planned, mind-blowingly-grand trips for your kids this summer, chances are you’ll get too busy or overwhelmed to do them at all.
Keep. It. Simple.
Today, I’ve got a few stress-free, easy mini-trips you can take with your kids this summer to help you make Take a Trip Tuesday a success!
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Alrighty, on to today’s topic: how can we make every Tuesday a day of epic adventures this summer? We all know it’s not possible to go on a vacation every week. But have you considered a mini-trip? These are perfect for a special summer field trip or a weekend family outing. These mini-trips will help open up the wide world of possibilities to your family. There is a big world out there, ready for exploring!
20+ Epic Ideas for Take a Trip Tuesday
- visit the recycling center
- buy an ant farm kit
- go on a nature hunt in your neighborhood or park
- learn at a local children’s museum
- gather shells at the beach
- go fishing
- volunteer at a food bank for the homeless
- visit the local fire station
- watch big trucks at a construction site
- visit an airport and compare types of planes
- get to know a local farmer and help harvest fruits and vegetables
- ask a grandparent to tell stories about their life
- plant a flower or tree together
- take a bike tour of your town
- have a culture day, complete with food and music from a foreign culture
- write questions and interview the postman
- get permission to climb up a forest ranger tower
- attend an event or story time at your library
- go on a bug hunt in your backyard
- float down the lake or river
- find a nearby living history museum
I can’t wait to try out these fun ideas for Take a Trip Tuesday this summer!
Which one is your favorite? Got a genius idea to share? Tell me in the comments below!
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