Summer vacation is now upon us in Charlotte, North Carolina. Sometimes it's hard to come up with different activities to keep the kids happy and the parents from going crazy. As much as your kids will tell you they can't wait for summer, the words "I'm bored," inevitably cross their lips – sometimes sooner than you think! While children do enjoy the freedom that comes with the summer months, they still like to have a little structure to their fun. This summer, more than ever, families are trying to stick to a budget while still having fun with their kids.
Give them some educational activities to do, but make them fun so they don’t have any idea! They can create a scrapbook of all their summer activities. Document their days through photos or drawings and write a paragraph about the favorite part of the day.
Have them cook one or two meals a week for the family. They can spend some time finding great and fun recipes. This activity also helps them with following written directions and math!
Stay cool! We have a beautiful pool here at Auston Woods. Or if you're looking to get out, hit the Spraygrounds. There are five different spraygrounds in the Charlotte area and they are all open seven days a week from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM and most importantly, they're free of charge.
Don’t forget about Rockin & Reelin Summer Concert & Movies. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, food, family, and friends to see free movies and concerts this summer at Pineville Lake Park. They have a pre-show, just for kids, which begins at 7:00 PM. All movies will start at dusk, usually around 8:15 to 8:30 PM.