Make A Splash In The Yard
Nothing thrills kids more than splashing around in the water. Look around and you'll find an inflatable kiddie pool in almost every backyard in your neighborhood. But today's wading pool is not like the old plastic standby of your youth. Updated versions feature slides, water sprayers, sun-shielding canopies, activity stations and much more. All the excitement of a water park in your own yard!
Get Off The Couch
Encourage your kids to put their video games and Disney books into their bedroom storage bins for a while and venture out into the sunshine for some physical activity. Classic outdoor games, such as croquet, tennis and badminton, have stood the test of time and are still the most fun. You can find oversized sets for little ones and themed sets to appeal to kids of all ages.
Go Outside And Play With Your Kids!
Summer is a perfect time to reconnect with your kids. Organize a family game of volleyball. One parent heads up each rival team and the kids are split between them. If you get really good at the sport, challenge other families in the neighborhood to a tournament. Squirt gun and water balloon fights are other ideas for fun across the generations.
Turn Yard Work Into A Fun Family Activity
Most kids, and even many grownups, cringe at the thought of doing yard work. But getting your hands dirty together is a great way to bond as a family. Plus once the work is done, you'll have a beautiful, freshly landscaped yard you can all enjoy. Kids of all ages can help. Younger children can help plant, water, rake and pull weeds. Older kids can help with mowing, hauling mulch, carrying plantings and shoveling. Teach kids what you know about flowers, plants, trees and any garden creatures you may encounter. If there's something you don't know, look it up together at the library or online to help kids develop a greater appreciation for the outdoors.
Adults and kids of all ages love baseball. There's a reason ballplayers are affectionately referred to as "the boys of summer." Playing ball brings out the kid in all of us. Show off your team spirit in the yard or at the pool with beach towels featuring your favorite MLB team.
Make Your Backyard Enjoyable
Nobody wants to be eaten alive by mosquitoes or tormented by wasps and other pests the moment they step out their back door. Do something to reduce the insect population around your patio or pool. Bug zappers in cute styles will get rid of bugs while adding a colorful accent to your outdoor decor. Simple and innovative traps entice yellow jackets and wasps to enter, but don't let them out again.
Now that the warm weather is finally here, take time to go outside and play together as a family. LTD has everything you need for fun in the sun this summer.