Ten Adventures to Take

Savvy Parenting Staff
July 30, 2014

If you have run out of ideas for things to do this summer, you are not alone. And sometimes just getting everyone covered in sunscreen so we can go to the pool seems like more trouble than it's worth. But with just one more month before the kids go back to school (maybe even less for some of you), we're determined to finish summer strong with a few more fun adventures.

For our children, the adventures needn't be all that far-flung to have the desired effect; to them, most of the world is still undiscovered. So let's step out with our kids and see it! Here are ten ideas to get your out of the house and squeezing the most fun out of the end of summer....

  1. The natural world is a good place to start. Set your child on a search for worms and see how brave she feels!
  2. An adventure is often nothing more than breaking the rules and loving it, so take your kids out after a rainstorm and let them go puddle jumping. (Pretend you disapprove; then join them.)
  3. Make your next park outing into an exploration with a nature scavenger hunt.
  4. For blossom lovers, a flower hunt at the park is even more exciting. Bring the buds home, and practice making flower arrangements.
  5. Taking in a new museum or exhibit always wakes up the senses—let the kids be the tour guides this time.
  6. Be really brave and... take a trip! Get in the car, on the train or the airplane and go someplace you've always wanted to see. Traveling with small kids is not nearly as daunting as it may seem, especially with our Savvy Source travel tricks of the trade.
  7. Think your kids can't scale mountains? Believe us, they can. Get yours out on the trails, and give hiking with your kids a try.
  8. Remember the worms? Save a few for a fishing adventure!
  9. An adventure for a preschooler can be as easy to come by as trying out a new kind of cuisine. Take them to taste dim sum or tapas—even just a whiff and a nibble can be a memorable experience for a little one.
  10. Remember that life with young kids is an adventure in and of itself, and with a bit of Savvy planning, a "staycation" can be just as full of fun and novelty as a bona fide vacation.

Happy adventuring, everyone!

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