Tips For Family Fun All Summer Long

Jun 15, 2009, 15:09 ET from Lifetime Products, Inc.

Cool Ideas for the Summer Solstice and Beyond

CLEARFIELD, Utah, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The line at the ice cream shop is around the block, the smell of bug spray wafts through the air, and the children's cheers can be heard across town. It's official: the First Day of Summer is upon us! Celebrate June 21, and the rest of summer with these family-friendly activities.

Plan It Out -- Now that school's out, don't let your children's extra free time go to waste. Brainstorm places to go, people to visit, and new activities to try out this summer. This way, when the temptation to plop down in front of the TV strikes, you'll be armed with an assortment of boredom busters.

Host a Super Scavenger Hunt -- Invite the little Lewis and Clarks on your block over for a backyard expedition they'll never forget. Keep it interactive -- for example, ask players to sing their favorite camp song or play a round of hopscotch in exchange for their next clue.

Make Cool Treats for Hot Days -- Homemade ice pops are not only easy to make, but they also taste delicious. Freeze your favorite juice, yogurt or pudding for a yummy snack that beats the heat. Add crushed raspberries or blueberries to the mix for a sweet and nutritious bonus.

Have a (Tether) Ball -- Keep the whole family active this summer with the at-home, portable Tetherball System from Lifetime Products. It sets up quickly and doesn't require a cement slab for stability, so it won't leave a permanent mark in the yard. Take advantage of the extended daylight by hosting a post-dinner family tournament!

Spend a Night with Nature -- Welcome summer with open arms by camping out together in the backyard. For little ones new to camping, be sure to bring their favorite pillows, blankets and other comfort items. Spend time collecting fireflies, telling ghost stories, checking out constellations and snacking on s'mores.

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