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Florida ‘Safe Haven’ Baby Graduates High School, Reunites With Firefighters Who Received Her 18 Years Ago

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10 Family Friendly Summer Activities to Do With Kids 

Summer is the perfect time to create lasting memories with your kids. With school out and sunny days ahead, it’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy quality time together as a family. From outdoor adventures to creative crafts, here are 10 family-friendly summer activities that are sure to delight your little ones.

10 Family Friendly Summer Activities to Do With Kids

1. Backyard Camping Adventure

Set up a tent in the backyard and embark on a camping adventure right at home! Roast marshmallows over a campfire (or use a grill), tell stories under the stars, and cozy up in sleeping bags for a night of outdoor fun. Don’t forget to bring along flashlights for shadow puppets and stargazing!

2. Nature Scavenger Hunt

Take a nature walk in your local park or neighborhood and go on a scavenger hunt to discover the wonders of the great outdoors. Create a list of items to find, such as pinecones, flowers, birds, and rocks, and challenge your kids to check them off as they explore. Encourage them to use their senses to observe, touch, and listen to the natural world around them.

3. DIY Water Park Day

Turn your backyard into a water park with DIY water activities that are sure to keep your kids cool and entertained on hot summer days. Set up a kiddie pool, slip ‘n slide, water balloons, and sprinklers for endless water fun. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen and stay hydrated!

4. Outdoor Movie Night

Host an outdoor movie night under the stars for a magical evening of cinema under the open sky. Set up a projector and screen in your backyard, lay out blankets and pillows for seating, and pop some popcorn for a cozy movie experience. Let your kids choose their favorite family-friendly films to enjoy together.

5. DIY Arts and Crafts Day

Get creative with a DIY arts and crafts day at home. Set up a crafting station with supplies like paper, markers, glue, scissors, and recyclable materials, and let your kids’ imaginations run wild. From painting and drawing to making homemade jewelry and building with clay, the possibilities are endless!

6. Picnic in the Park

Pack a picnic basket with sandwiches, snacks, and drinks, and head to your local park for a delightful outdoor picnic. Spread out a blanket in a shady spot, enjoy a leisurely meal together, and spend the afternoon playing games like frisbee, soccer, or tag. Don’t forget to bring along a kite for some high-flying fun!

7. Garden Exploration

Get your hands dirty with a garden exploration day in your backyard or community garden. Let your kids help plant flowers, vegetables, or herbs, and teach them about the importance of caring for plants and the environment. Encourage them to observe insects, butterflies, and birds that visit the garden.

8. Ice Cream Sundae Party

Cool off on hot summer days with an ice cream sundae party at home. Set up a DIY ice cream bar with various flavors, toppings, and sauces, and let your kids create their own delicious sundaes. Don’t forget the whipped cream, sprinkles, and cherries on top!

9. Science Experiment Extravaganza

Turn your kitchen into a science lab and conduct fun and educational experiments with your kids. From making homemade slime and erupting volcanoes to creating rainbow milk and baking soda rockets, there are plenty of hands-on activities to spark their curiosity and imagination.

10. Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt

Organize a neighborhood scavenger hunt for your kids and their friends to enjoy together. Create a list of clues and hidden treasures to find around the neighborhood, such as landmarks, street signs, and hidden objects. Encourage teamwork, problem-solving, and friendly competition as they race to complete the scavenger hunt.

Bri Lamm
Bri Lamm
Bri is an outgoing introvert with a heart that beats for adventure. She lives to serve the Lord, experience the world, and eat macaroni and cheese in between capturing life’s greatest moments on one of her favorite cameras.

12-Year-Old Girl Dies by Suicide After Being Relentlessly Bullied and Harassed at School

After facing relentless bullying and harassment over the past school year, 12-year-old Flora Martinez ended her life on May 7. Now, her parents are demanding change from schools and administrators after the bullying persisted, even once she was gone.

One Year After 26-Year-Old Wife Dies of Cancer, Husband Finds Redeeming Love After Loss With Young Widow

After his wife Maddy died of cancer at just 26 years old, Chandler David Smith was left grieving an unimaginable loss and navigating what it looked like to be a single dad. In his grief, he found new and beautiful love with a young widow and mother of three.

Florida ‘Safe Haven’ Baby Graduates High School, Reunites With Firefighters Who Received Her 18 Years Ago

Eighteen years ago, when she was just one day old, a baby named Colleen was surrendered at a “Safe Haven” box in Clermont, Florida. Now, as she successfully graduates high school, Colleen is reuniting with the firefighters who were with her on that fateful day 18 years ago.