I’m going up north to get St. Joseph’s Youth Camp to get it ready for the kiddos in a few weeks. I’ll be the assistant cook. You can bet you’ll be getting fun activity ideas from that!
This is a great weekend to take your grands camping or to a water park. If you want to avoid the inevitable crowds, make your back yard into the campground and/or a water park! If you don’t have a tent put up a cloths line and drape a big blanket over it. Use rocks to hold the sides out if needed. You don’t need sleeping bags if you have enough warm blankets to wrap up in.
Flashlights are a must for telling scary stories. These, along with the batteries, can be found at the dollar store. While you’re there pick up a big bottle of bubbles for the water park. For these activities the dollar store is your friend. They have sand (dirt) toys, s’more ingredients, and toys of all sorts.
Homemade Popsicles are fun to make as a treat. Use small paper cups with a half straw or craft stick as the handle. Use unsweetened juice with cut up fruit and you will be a hero. S’mores can be made over the lit barbecue with bamboo skewers ( from the dollar store) to roast the mallows. While you’re at it, roast some hotdogs too.
The day after your camping adventure turn your yard into a water park! Investing in a child’s wading pool is well worth it. You can make it into an ocean, put sand in it for a beach, hide under it for a spaceship or time travel, use your imagination! If you have some big plastic hanging around that you bought for the garden or a big plastic tarp add a little water and soap and it turns into a slippery, wet, falling down fun sliding thing. Running through the sprinklers is always fun. Use the hose for water limbo. The ideas are endless.