5 Summer Activities for Kids

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Netflix.

Summer is different for homeschoolers too!  The weather is warmer, activities are more crowded, and it feels like a time for popsicles and movies.  Summer also gives me permission to just enjoy my kids and reminds me to do this all year long.

Here are 5 Summer Activities for Kids!

1.  Create your Own Ice Cream Cone. Splurge!  Buy a few different flavors, a couple of kinds of cones, sprinkles, candy, nuts, and use food coloring to create all sorts of whip cream colors.  Come up with a fun and creative cone, and then cool down while tasting it!

Our “Fire Dog” ice cream creation!

2.  Scavenger Hunt, at the Mall.  When it is too hot outside, have fun inside!  Create a list of stuff to find at the mall.  End with a slush, or a lemonade.  Don’t make it a bribe for a shopping trip though!  Make sure you focus on the scavenger hunt for the kids- you can look at the earrings on sale once you’ve found your prize!

3.  It’s Movie Time, Baby!  Pop some popcorn, turn up the AC, choose something from Netflix.com/Families and get snuggly with your kids.

We always find something on Netflix that we all like, particularly because Netflix has created “lists” of shows and movies to more easily find what we are looking for.  For example, Owen (5) is indeed curious.  He loves shows about how things work.  After a morning out we stream Netflix through our X-Box, and satisfy his appetite with the curated list “TV for Curious Kids”. These shows always lead to conversations and questions that I do not have answers for… this encourages us to find more info, as well as all sorts of cool experiments and activities.


A year long Netflix membership costs less than 2 trips to the movies for a family of five  (and that’s without popcorn!), and if you think you don’t have a device ready to stream Netflix, check again!  Many families in the U.S. already have 3 or more Netflix-Ready devices in their household!

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Owen and Sydney chilling out watching Netflix.

4.  Extend the Movie.  Did you just watch a “How It’s Made” about tires from the “TV for Curious Kids” list on Netflix?  Check out some YouTube Videos,  Pinterest, or DIY.org  for experiments, activities, and videos that you can try at home.  Let your kids lead the way.  Nobody learns more than when it is fun and by choice.

5.  Hit the Beach!  If you live near the ocean, no summer is complete without time at the beach.  If the crowds are too stressful and the sun feels too hot, arrive when the sunbathers are going home.  Here in New England, 4-7 PM is an ideal time to spread your blanket, unpack a picnic and enjoy a roomy shoreline until the sun sets (sometimes even after!).

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However you decide to spend hot summer days, remember that chilling with your kids creates life-long memories.  Do the stuff that you all enjoy and revel in the connection and snuggles of spending fun times with your kids.  Take advantage of being given permission to indulge your kids, and connect with them.


Netflix.com/Families is a new destination designed to meet your family’s summertime entertainment needs. On Netflix.com/Families, parents can find lists of movies and TV shows for all kinds of special summer moments.

Visit www.Netflix.com/Families for more information on the best ways to stream as well as videos from families using Netflix.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Netflix.  All opinions and words are my own!

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One Reply to “5 Summer Activities for Kids”

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