Nostalgic Summer Past Times To Keep Your Kids Entertained ( Momimhar posted on November 26th, 2013 )

Reminiscing on the summer months always creates a sense of nostalgia. Time seems to move slower, the chirping of cicadas in the distance is comforting and the sense of freedom and lack of discipline you feel is overwhelming. For some, summer means schools out, the briefcase is stashed to the darkest realms of the closet, the swimsuits are hanging on the line and there might even be a whirlwind romance worthy of Danny and Sandy. One thing I think we can all agree on is the best memories of our youth are the ones we experienced during summer. Now that we are a bit older (and hopefully wiser) the time has come to conjure up fun ways to keep our kids entertained throughout the holiday break. While we all know that they will be gallivanting around with friends for the most part, there are plenty of old timey activities that we used to do as kids that will still be fun for the even the most technological reliant kids of today.

Marshmallows around the Campfire

No one knows who created this age old tradition, but huddling on a couple of neatly placed logs around the campfire and casting a marshmallow over a roaring flame is a staple to any camping trip. It didn’t matter so much if you weren’t a lover of marshmallows, it was all about seeking the best stick to do the job and watching the marshmallow slowly transform into a flaming ball of gooey goodness. Everyone always had a different idea of just right, whether you like it blackened or whether you preferred is gently browned. Regardless of this, once you put it in your mouth, you realise that the sweet taste of the marshmallow had a secret flavour only known when roasted.

Relaxing at the beach

Beaches and summer go hand-in-hand, you simply can’t have a summer without paying a visit to the beach at least once. Spend the day splashing in the ocean, laying the sand with a mindless book, building the biggest sandcastle known to man or bury Dad up to his head and giving him a body made of sand.

Outdoor Water Party

Yes, I know, water consumption during the summer is important, but there’s nothing like running around in a shower of water on a sweltering day. Once the kids start to get bored of the sprinklers, then you can bust out the big guns – the oh so adventurous Slip ‘n’ Slide.

Summer is fun!

Summer is fun!

Kids having fun at the water park.

Kids having fun at the water park.

Staying cool at the movies

There’s two reasons why heading into the dark confines of a movie theatre is a good idea during summer. For one, you can beat the heat under the cool whooshing of the cinema air conditioning and secondly, you can revel in some of the biggest blockbuster releases of the year.

Friendly competition with a bike race

A little friendly competition didn’t hurt anyone, did it? While a leisurely cycle on a warm day is good for taking in the sights and surroundings, an adrenaline filled contest to decipher who is has the best road bike and the quickest legs to take them over the finish line reins champion for entertaining ways to fill the day.

What is your favourite summer memory? Tell us your story in the comments below.

18 responses

  1. Summer is definitely the most fun among the seasons.

  2. Joy says:

    in my opinion biking is one of the best summer activities for kids as it can help develop their stamina

  3. thank you for sharing these! I’m no kid anymore but still a kid a heart especially because my parents didn’t let me do much of these wonderful things so I’m hoping that even as an adult, I can try these all one by one!

  4. alexiq says:

    I miss the time when I was a kid when mom takes us to water theme park like this one to enjoy our summer. ehhe

  5. Arlene says:

    For me, summer is really for kids. It’s a break for them from school and it is their time to go out and have fun in the sun. Ideal place is the beach!

  6. BlogGirl says:

    I miss going into Swimming Pools / Water Parks. 🙁 I’m sure Kids will enjoy these activities. 🙂

  7. Those were indeed the perfect ones – even the marshmallows hehehe cliche in a way but it works! <3

  8. Summer is always fun and exciting because it is the chance for people to get out and have fun outside after a long hibernation. We had been spending a lot of our time outside last summer.

  9. mommy Peachy says:

    We love summer but we still do those things even in the winter time.

  10. Tingting R. says:

    I miss summer already, but not the temperature though. Here in FL, the temp can go as high as 101 degrees. Not good.

  11. Kaye F says:

    What i always remember about summer is our vacation in enchanting resorts in the Philippines.

  12. We get to do most of those year round here in Florida – love roasting marshmallows.

  13. Water and kids, they go together so well.

  14. Mel Cole says:

    Thank you for the Summer tip activities. Can’t wait for Summer adventure next year.

  15. Nova S says:

    Great way to exercise and to have fun with the kids, pools are the best to also enjoy while its too hot outside.

  16. Last summer we spent a lot of time in our backyard camping, cooking, even baked a bread on a stick out in the fire and gardening. We sure miss our big yard and excited to go back. It is always nice for kids to be able to go outside and spend some fun and quality time while the weather’s warm. 🙂 I sure miss visiting the beack, though.

  17. Kelli Avery says:

    I so miss summer already. So much snow here and way to cold.

  18. Dhadha says:

    One of the best thing to do during summer is hit the beach and get your skin tanned. Hihi. 🙂

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