June 15, 2023

Hey, mama! We hope you are having a beautiful summer. As the warm days roll in, our team has been talking about the summer days of our childhoods. They were a time of simpler joys and endless fun. As moms, we reminisce about the carefree days we spent running barefoot through the grass, playing games until the sun went down, and exploring the great outdoors. 

Now, it's time to pass down these classic summer activities to our children, giving them a taste of the magic that defined our own childhoods. Join us on this journey down memory lane as we explore.

Fun Idea:  Grab the whole fam matching  custom baseball hats  and look too cute as you venture out! 

10 nostalgic summer activities that our kids need to try

  • Catching Fireflies
  • Remember the enchantment of chasing fireflies on warm summer nights? These tiny flickering creatures brought a touch of magic to our childhood. Grab a jar and head outside with your little ones. Watch their eyes light up as they experience the wonder of catching their very own fireflies. It's a timeless summer tradition that never fails to ignite the imagination.

  • Picnics in the Park
  • Pack a picnic basket full of sandwiches, fruits, and treats, and head to your local park. Spread out a cozy blanket and enjoy a leisurely lunch surrounded by nature. Encourage your kiddos to explore the playground, fly a kite, or simply run through the grass. These simple pleasures are the perfect recipe for a delightful summer day.

  • Water Balloon Fights
  • Beat the heat with an epic water balloon fight! Fill up buckets of colorful water balloons and let the laughter and splashes begin. Recreate the excitement of those old-fashioned water battles, complete with squeals of joy and water-soaked clothes. It's a guaranteed recipe for endless entertainment and family bonding.

  • Outdoor Movie Nights
  • Transform your backyard into a charming outdoor cinema. Hang a white sheet, set up a projector, and invite the neighborhood kids for an unforgettable movie night under the stars. Recreate the cozy atmosphere of drive-in theaters from decades past by arranging blankets, pillows, and lawn chairs. Add some popcorn and snacks, and let the movie magic transport your little ones to another time.

  • Sidewalk Chalk Art
  • Remember the vibrant masterpieces we used to create on the sidewalks? Introduce your children to the joy of sidewalk chalk art. Let their creativity run wild as they decorate the pavement with colorful drawings and hopscotch games. It's a delightful way to embrace their artistic side while enjoying the sunshine.

  • DIY Lemonade Stand
  • Teach your kiddos the entrepreneurial spirit of summers gone by with a good old-fashioned lemonade stand. Help them set up a small table, make some refreshing lemonade, and watch as they learn the value of hard work, creativity, and customer interaction. It's an excellent opportunity to teach financial responsibility while having a blast.

  • Roller Skating Adventures
  • Strap on a pair of roller skates and embark on a roller skating adventure with your little ones. Visit a local skating rink or simply hit the pavement in your neighborhood. Reminisce about the disco era as you glide together, feeling the wind in your hair and enjoying the rhythm of the music. It's a retro activity that guarantees laughter and unforgettable memories.

  • Camping in the Backyard
  • Venture into the great outdoors, right in your own backyard. Set up a tent, roast marshmallows over a bonfire, and tell ghost stories under the starry sky. Camping in the backyard is a fantastic way to introduce your babies to the wonders of nature while ensuring comfort and convenience for everyone involved.

  • Fruit Picking
  • Take your little ones on a sweet and tangy adventure by going fruit picking. Back in the day, many families would head to local orchards or farms to pick their own fruits. Whether it's strawberries, blueberries, or apples, spending a day amidst the orchards is an experience your kids will cherish. Teach them the importance of picking ripe fruits, show them how to pluck them from the branches, and let them taste the fruits of their labor right then and there. It's a hands-on activity that not only connects them with nature but also imparts valuable lessons about where our food comes from.

  • Neighborhood Block Parties
  • Wrap up your nostalgic summer activities by bringing back the tradition of neighborhood block parties. In the past, neighbors would come together to celebrate the summer season with music, games, and delicious food. Organize a potluck-style gathering where everyone brings their favorite dishes, set up games like sack races, three-legged races, or a piñata, and let the kids run wild with laughter. It's a wonderful way to build a sense of community, create lasting friendships, and share the joys of summer with everyone around you.

    As moms, we hold a treasure trove of memories from our own summers. Now, it's time to pass on those cherished experiences to our children. These 10 nostalgic summer activities offer a glimpse into a simpler time, where imagination, outdoor play, and connections with nature reign supreme. 

    So, let's turn off the screens, step outside, and embrace the magic of catching fireflies, organizing picnics, engaging in water balloon fights, and so much more. By introducing our kids to these classic activities, we're not only creating memories that will last a lifetime but also fostering their creativity, imagination, and love for the great outdoors. Summer is calling, moms, and it's time to share the joy and nostalgia of our own childhood summers with our little ones.

    Bonus Idea:  Do you remember how communities came together for each other in the “good old days?” We recommend a family volunteer day. Just a day dedicated to being hands-on and hearts open in your community. 

    Our favorite recommendation from the team was to put together and deliver gift baskets to teen or single mamas in your area. Rey to Z has the  best monogrammed baby gifts,  gifts for toddler girls and boys,and even  socks for kids. Throw in some gift cards to local stores or even local pools or amusement parks, and you could make a mama’s summer so much brighter! 

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    Jennifer Bennett
    Jennifer Bennett