School’s just ended and you’re already hearing cries of “we’re bored”?.
Well, Burlington has 15 super-affordable, super-fun activities to do with your kids all summer long. Not only will they keep everyone entertained, but these family activities will also spark creativity and many, many happy memories.
Ready to get your summer on? Let’s go!
1. ENJOY A SPA DAY
From pedicures to facials, an impromptu spa day is a great way to reconnect and relax. And Burlington is loaded with all the latest nail polish colors, makeup tools, lotions and more at a fraction of the price.
2. BLOW BUBBLES
Bubbles bring out the kid in all of us. How many can your little ones catch before they pop?
3. CAMP OUT
Grab your sleeping bags and some cute pajamas and turn your backyard into a fun getaway gazing at the sky. See a shooting star? Make a family wish. Then, tell ghost stories and serve some s’mores. Too hot out? Camp in by taking your adventure indoors.
4. GET SOAKED
When the heat’s on, challenge your kids to an epic water battle with water guns. A most excellent way to cool off.
5. HOST A TEA PARTY
Create invitations, set your table and sit down to some tea. Give PB&J an upscale twist by using cookie cutters to create fun little finger sandwiches.
6. PICK YOUR OWN…WHATEVER
Find a local farm and pick fresh strawberries, blueberries, tomatoes (you get the idea!).
7. PLAN A PICNIC
In the dog days of summer, take the fun indoors with a picnic right in your family room. Spread a blanket or beach towel on the floor. Grab some colorful, shatter-resistant melamine plates and cups and enjoy some good food…and company.
8. GO GREEN
Grow some veggies…then eat them. Or plant a butterfly garden and watch the butterflies flutter by. Later on, you can press summer flowers and make works of art.
9. RUN THROUGH THE SPRINKLER
Old school? Sure. But good ol’ fashioned fun like this never goes out of style. Plus, setup only takes seconds.
10. GO ON A SCAVENGER HUNT
Sure to keep ‘em busy and entertained whether indoors or out.
11. DIG IN THE SAND
At the beach or by the lake? Choose your destination and watch the fun ensue.
12. HAVE A BAKE-OFF
Bake up some tasty cupcakes and let kids put their decorating talents to the test. Don’t want to heat up the kitchen? Make your very own DIY popsicles.
13. PAINT A CHALKBOARD WALL
Now your little artists can create their masterpieces without worry.
14. DO SOME GOOD
Choose the charity you want to help, whip up some fresh lemonade, make a lemonade stand…and you’re open for business!
15. THINK FREE
Take a free kid's workshop at your local hardware store. Or check out your town’s activities (don’t forget the library!) for free summer concerts, festivals and more the whole family can enjoy.
Did your favorite summer family activity top this list? For even more ways to make this summer your best ever, head to your Burlington store or online – and save up to 65% off other retailers’ prices every day.