My family is having a wonderful summer here in Cedar Falls, Iowa! This year, I have two active toddler boys, and we are ON THE MOVE! I finally know why people say they get all their exercise by chasing their kiddos around! My boys are ALWAYS running in different directions!
I am so happy that we have a fenced-in backyard, so I can keep the kids contained. My boys LOVE spending time in our yard. This summer, they have been playing on our swing-set, using their water table, hanging out in the” jungle” ( the bushes). They have been playing with bubbles, balls, and dragons (sticks). They also use our never- used fire pit as the racetrack for their cars. And they both love helping us water our herbs and plants. Our backyard is fun.
One remarkable thing about summer is eating and having snacks outside! ( much less mess than inside). This past week, I tried this DIY Fruit water bar activity with my boys. We don’t usually keep sugary juice around our house. Adding fruit to water is a great way to get kids excited about drinking more water during the hot summer months.
I made a platter of cut-up fruit and fresh mint and let my kids pick their water flavors. You don’t need to go to the store to get anything special for this activity. Just cut up the fruit you have around the house! And raid your herb garden!
They had so much fun!
I love summer! My boys love playing outside as much as possible! I can’t wait to see what else this season has in store for us! Safety first, though. Keep those kiddos hydrated. And keep them protected from the sun!