July

The long, hot days of summer of summer are here and that means more time to enjoy Life’s Best Moments in the great outdoors! Cool off with a dip in the pool, set up some backyard obstacle course fun or discover the night sky’s constellations. The summer is the perfect season to go tech-free!

 

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Have Some Backyard Water Fun

The summer sun can be brutal, so relax and enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool as a family – whether it’s your own or at a nearby rec center, park or club! No pool? No problem! There are tons of ways you can get wet and wild in your own backyard. Slip-n-slides, sprinklers, hoses and water balloons will all get the job done. Need more ideas? Check out this link for water play activities you can set up at home!

 

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Set Up an Obstacle Course

This activity combines creativity, exercise and healthy competition – either for the kids or the whole family! Search the garage and/or the storage room for fun obstacles to place around your yard and see who can complete the course the fastest! No matter who finishes first, having a blast while soaking up the sun means everyone is a winner. Click here for more ideas for backyard fun!

 

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Go Stargazing

A clear summer night provides the perfect atmosphere for searching the sky and mapping out the constellations formed by the stars. With the help of a sky chart (print one out here), see how many of the formations you’re able to point out on any given night. All you have to do is lay out a blanket, grab a bowl of popcorn and get in touch with your inner astronomer!

 

Here’s what others around the Tri-State are doing on their Tech-Free Tuesdays:

  • “Hitting golf balls in my backyard with my two nephews and then swimming in the pool.” – Linda N.
  • “Taking my kids, niece and nephew to play in the creek! Such a simple activity, but yet some of my best memories were from playing in creeks!” – Winter D.
  • “We will either be bowling with our five kiddos or playing at our neighborhood pool!” – Sara J.
  • “My fiancé and I enjoy cooking together. After work, we will spend the evening whipping up some delicious dinners and dancing in the kitchen!” – Beth C.
  • “Spending time with my husband walking the dogs at the local park or sitting on the patio enjoying the warm outdoors (and grilling out, of course)! – Lindsey B.
  • “Enjoying the outdoors as a family! From sitting on the back porch to hiking local trails!” – Steve T.
  • “We will have a family dinner at the dinner table without phones and then play card games with the family.” – Julie P.
  • “Playing with my kids and talking to them and my husband!” – Jessie E.

 

And check out our Pinterest board for more great ideas!

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