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Ways to Enjoy Summer Like a Kid Again

Jennifer RinggerComment

Summer is in full swing and before long the school bell will be ringing again. Lazy days in the park, picnics with family, playing on the beach, or enjoying a quiet evening sipping lemonade should all be on the agenda for summertime. Just because you are an adult with an office job now doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy the summer months like a kid. You can capture some of that summer magic you used to enjoy when you were a kid. Here are some ideas on how to do it.

Play in the sprinkler

Who doesn’t love lounging poolside with a glass of lemonade and a good book? But there’s just something magical about running through a sprinkler. To feel instantly like a kid again, throw on your bathing suit and turn on the hose. If you have little ones in your house, this is a great family activity too.

Camp in your backyard

You don’t have to go far in order to enjoy a good campout. Invite your friends over for a sleepover and go all out. Stock up on your favorite snacks, bring extra pillows, and enjoy some bonding time. If there’s bad weather, bring your camping trip indoors.

Go on a picnic

Go to a park, lay down a blanket, and open your picnic basket. Share a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with your friends or take your lunch break in the park. Don’t forget the watermelon slices. The instant outdoor lounging is just an added bonus.

Swing on the swings

While you’re at the park, head over to the playground and swing on the swingset. Have a contest with your BFF to see who can go the highest. You’ll instantly be transported back to elementary school.

Embrace your inner artist

Grab a bucket of chalk and head outside to make a sidewalk masterpiece. Let your imagination go! If you don’t have an outdoor space, get a coloring book. You’d be surprised at how relaxing coloring is and how much it makes you long for those summer days when you didn’t have a care in the world.

Whether you’re a grown up missing the long summer days of your youth or you’re a mom looking for ways to entertain your kids until school starts back up again, try some of these ideas to reconnect with your childhood.

Have the best summer ever!