Final Days of Summer

“There are 104 days of summer vacation and school comes along just to end it. So the annual problem for our generation is finding a good way to spend it…” Phineas & Ferb

Before you know it school will start and the grind will begin, make sure your kids get to fully enjoy the final days of summer. Why not suggest some fun and out of the ordinary things to consider and put a little more giggle in to the end of summer.

Here are a few ideas submitted by teens for some fun and wacky ways to have a great time!

·       have a sleepover on the trampoline

·       use an accent all day

·       movie marathon

·       sew something

·       laser tag

·       play with fruit

·       draw chalk pictures on random people’s sidewalks

·       go to NYC without a plan

·       sing a song and post it on You Tube

·       super glue a quarter on the ground

·       catch fireflies

·       draw in shaving cream

·       plan a flash mob

·       invent something

·       be a vegetarian for a week

·       make a time capsule

·       buy a fish and name it cat

·       go to a store really late at night

·       make a garbage bag water balloon

·       learn to do origami

·       go to a drive-in movie

·       try a new sport

·       drive a golf cart

·       do an experiment

·       make snow cones

·       smash a pie in someone’s face

·       pay for something in all pennies

·       make so many bracelets that they go up each arm

·       have a silly string fight

·       make a music video

·       buy someone a candy bar

·       say yes to everything for a whole day…

Help your kids bring out their inner child this summer. Better yet join them and bring out your inner child for a very memorable summer together.

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