Summer is the time for barbeques and days spent by the pool. The kids are off from school and the days are longer, meaning that there is much more time for fun activities that the entire family can enjoy. That being said, sometimes the summer months can feel like they drag on and it can be easy to run out of ideas to pass the time.
If you are looking for some fun activities to do this summer, here are four ideas that you can do right in your backyard.
1. Have a Film Festival
One great way to spend a summer evening is to set up a make-shift outdoor theater in your backyard and hold your own film festival of your favorite movies. Prepare some popcorn and other classic movie theater snacks and set up some comfortable seating on the lawn.
The only other item that you will need is a backyard movie projector, and the best outdoor projectors can display your movie onto a white sheet or blanket that you can simply hang up on a tree or fence. All that is left for you to do is pick the perfect movie line-up that you and your fellow movie-goers can enjoy under the stars.
2. Plan the Ultimate Water Fight
If your yard is on the larger side then it might just be the setting for the ultimate water fight. A great way to stay cool on a hot summer afternoon, you can supply yourself and your kids with water guns and water balloons. You can add an extra element into the mix by hooking up a sprinkler right in the middle of the action. Not only will this easily take up an entire afternoon, but it is also a fun way to avoid getting too hot in the middle of the summer.
3. Mini Golf
Whether you regularly hit the links or have only ever played putt-putt, mini golf is a fun activity that the whole family can enjoy. The best part of this activity is that you can spend some significant time constructing and assembling the course throughout your entire backyard. Get creative by building ramps and tunnels so that you can work on your aim. This is a great way to introduce an incredibly fun lifelong sport to your little ones.
4. Make Home-made Ice Cream
Who doesn’t love cold ice cream on a hot summer day? While you could always do this activity in the kitchen, there is the potential that it will make a bit of a mess. For this reason, you are probably better off taking this one outside. You will just want to be sure that you have some shade to work under so that you don’t risk spoiling any of the ingredients or melting the ice. The benefit of making home-made ice cream is that you can allow everyone to make their favorite flavor. This saves you the trouble of having to buy a bunch of different tubs of ice cream that will take up too much space in your freezer.