Summer is my favorite time of year, and while the coronavirus pandemic has changed many of our summer plans, I also get to enjoy being outside a lot more, and spending time with my littles and watching them grow. With James’ camp canceled and many of our summer plans changed, I’ve had to come up with some new summer family activities during quarantine.
Each summer, I like to make a plan for what we’ll do to make the most of it. In previous years, I would plan out every weekend for the entire summer. I wanted to make the most of those precious few days I got with my family to enjoy the nice weather before we had to return to the city for another work week. So I guess an upside to all this is that working from home means that I can sit outside and have lunch with my kids, take them to the beach for a dinner a picnic because I don’t have to commute, go for a hike outside with them between meetings, or teach them to play tennis before work.
As much as I’m bummed over all the canceled plans this summer, we’ve been finding creative ways to make the most of summer in quarantine. So if you’re looking for some fun summer family activities to do during quarantine, here’s everything on our summer 2020 bucket list.
Taking James sailing
Teaching James to play tennis
Making a fire pit and s’mores at the lake
Baking a homemade pie
Learning to cook five healthy summer dinners
Visiting local farms
Planting a vegetable garden
Slip and Slide
Outdoor movie night
Learning to ride a bike
Long family walks
Catch with the dog