The summer is here! It’s the perfect time to do some fun activities together as a family. The moments of going outside, enjoying the good weather and exploring the world together creates memories that last.
Here, we have gathered a list of summer activities that are perfect to do while babywearing.
16 fun summer activities
1. Go to the farmers market
Most bigger cities, have a local market at least once a week. Experiencing the delicious smell and colorful displays of fruits and vegetables will make the kids more interested in eating it. And, it shows them the value of shopping ecological and locally produced food.
2. Have a picknick in the park
The park is usually a calm and protected place where children can safely run around. There are trees to climb, playgrounds to explore and animals to see. Bring a picknick and a blanket and you’re good to go.
3. Enjoy coffee at your favorite place
Bring the family to your favorite coffee place and enjoy a good cup of coffee outside, while spending quality time with the family. If you bring a coloring book and coloring pencils or some fun games, you can keep your toddler occupied and satisfied.
4. Go hiking and explore the forest
Hiking is a good way to get some exercise and fresh air. It’s also a good way for your baby to discover nature. With its different smells and colors, it affects the baby senses. When it’s time for a nap the baby can sleep soundly in the baby carrier.
5. Meet animals at a animal farm
Seeing animals is probably one of the main interests of small children. They find them fascinating and often learn at a very early age to make the sounds of animals. Find a farm in your local area and look at, meet and learn about different animals.
6. Explore life under sea at a aquarium
Your baby will be happy and amazed by the colors and the fishes swimming around. A fun and educative activity to do during the warmest hours of the day, or when it’s raining outside.
7. Rent a boat or canoe
Put on a life jacket, a captain’s cap and set sail together. To explore the surroundings by boat gives a whole new perspective.
8. Relax at the beach and practice swimming
Bring your baby to the beach and dip their toes in the water. Just be careful that your baby is well covered from the sun and that you have a shade to go to during the warmest hours. Older children can practice swimming when not building sand castles or playing around.
9. Arrange a treasure hunt
It might require some preparation, but a treasure hunt is a fun activity for the entire family. Make a map with clues leading up to the great treasure. Here you can find some tips for preparation.
10. Paint outside
Bring chalk paint, pens or paint and brushes and bring out your creative side together. Find a nice motif outside to depict, or use your imagination. It’s a good way to encourage creativity, imagination and cognitive development.
11. Borrow books to read together
Go to the library and pick up your favorite children books. Sit in a park or outside in the garden and enjoy amazing stories. Storytelling becomes a lot more fun when you can explore the world around at the same time.
12. Go litter picking to teach your kids about recycling
It might not sound like the most fun exciting things to do, but it’s really important for our environment. To go litter picking teaches children about recycling and environmental responsibility. Many non-profit organizations organize cleanups in cities and coastal areas, such as The Keep Sweden Tidy Foundation.
13. Organize an obstacle course
Kids love a more challenging play time. And adults love to feel like James Bond for a day. An obstacle course is a good way to play together, and at the same time encourage thinking and problem solving. Find some good activities here.
14. Do some gardening, or visit a public garden
Choose your favorite plants and flowers, go and buy seeds together and do a little planting as a family. Or, visit a public garden together. The small ones will enjoy being in the garden and watching all the plants in different colors. It’s also a good opportunity to teach them about the environment, biology and science.
15. Pick berries at a self picking farm
To go to a self picking farm and pick berries together is a good activity in many ways. You get to be outside in the sun, and afterwards you have a looot of tasty berries to enjoy together. Win-win!
16. Bake together
Baking is not only great fun to do together. It also engages all of the senses: seeing, hearing, smelling, touching and tasting. It is a great way to encourage imagination, empowerment and creativity. Maybe you can make a berry pie together?
Najell products for all kind of adventures
A baby carrier or a baby nest will make it possible for you to carry the child in an easy way and give the baby a different view of the world. Find products for all your adventures here!