Here is the 2nd part of our Guest Post about Staycations by Trisha from 24/7 moms. You can read Part 1 HERE where Trisha talked about Staycations, Daycations and Backyardcations. Here is a list of some Backyardcations Ideas:
Backyardcations – When we physically stay home and do FUN things right in our own backyards and homes as a family.
Use national celebrations
June 27th…is Happy Birthday Song Day….Celebrate with cupcakes
July 3rd National Hot Dog Day. Serve hot dogs
Aug 7th National Smile week…but new toothbrushes
Turn your home/backyard into a spa.
Plant a garden…even in a pot
Buy kiddie pool, above the ground pool, slip and slide and/or sprinkler
Art Day- bring out the water colors, paint and paper.
Create a “water play” area with plastic tub of water
Finger paint with pudding
Chalk your neighborhood streets
Water Games (fill the bucket or don’t spill the glass), water balloon toss
Start a club…craft, cooking, game, book….American Girl
Make homemade Ice cream or Popsicles
Paint sidewalk (with water, chalk or water colors)
Read books Do activities along with reading …read stone soup/make soup
Do Nothing DAY
Make a fort
Sleep under the stars, camp in your own yard
Family indoor slumber party
Pitch a tent in the backyard (Don’t forget the S’mores)
Theme days: Cowboy Day, dress up for BBQ lunch /Beach Day- play beach music, lather up and soak in the sun? Pirate Day, etc.
Circus in the backyard
Plan a TV/movie night.
Have a talent show or play don’t forget to video tape
Invite Friends over for a pizza/movie night
Host a Backyard Olympics
Have a field day. Rediscover freeze tag, red rover, and other games
Organize a block party. Host a neighborhood get-together and create lasting friendships — all within a few steps from your own front door.
Throw a Hawaiian luau- complete with invitation, decoration, and recipe ideas.
Whether you Daycation or just Backyardcation, don’t let money get in the way of creating a family bond and family memories. All it takes is a little planning on our part to make summer FUN! Let the games begin!
Do you have a FUN Backyardcation idea?
Trisha is the founder of 24/7 MOMS which host a Weekly Live web show each Tuesday night 7pm PST / 10pm EST at www.247moms.com join her as she and her co-host chat it up each week with YOU along with giveaways, great tips and so much more.