July 05, 2023 | 0 min read
With the longer days of summer, evening moments with your kids can sometimes seem to drag on. But if you have activities queued up, summer evenings can provide a unique opportunity to create family memories together.
Whether you want to stay home or venture out for the night, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite evening summer activities to do with your kids.
The summer season can be a great time for outdoor concerts. Many city parks host concerts throughout the summer – search for what’s available in your area. Then, grab your blankets or chairs and enjoy listening to some good tunes under the stars.
This is a great add-on to a backyard campout, or a way to minimize the logistics if you want to keep it simple. Make a safe fire in the backyard, gather all the fixings (graham crackers and chocolate), and roast mallows for your s’mores. And take this as an opportunity to tell campfire stories!
Whether it’s a simple or elaborate plan, spending evenings with your kids can be special.
Add family coloring time to your nighttime routine. Not only is coloring a healthy way to relieve stress, it can also improve sleep and decrease feelings of depression or anxiety. Invest in a collection of diverse coloring books, or print pages off the internet (search coloring pages for your kids’ favorite characters) to make it extra fun. Coloring is a relaxing and fun activity – and turns out, it’s also beneficial for the whole family’s health.
While it may seem a little daunting for some, a dance party in the living room can do wonders for everyone’s mood. Turn on dance-worthy tunes and get to moving and grooving. This is also an amazing way for everyone to get some exercise and release extra energy before bedtime.
If there’s a drive-in theater in your area, pack a picnic dinner, and head out for an evening flick. Make sure to pack blankets and pillows, so everyone can get extra comfy and cozy in the car.
Who doesn’t love a classic game night at home? Put together a snack tray, make some mocktails, and get your game face on – this can be a fun way to turn on some family-friendly competition.