July is best for:
Swimming: Get to the pool — backyard, neighborhood, or community; head to a lake, or go to the ocean. Swimming is great exercise and a good way to cool down.
Eating Watermelon: It’s good for you, it’s in-season, and it is kid-friendly. Check out our unusual recipes for watermelon.
Drinking Iced Tea and Lemonade: Nothing’s better on a hot summer day than a cold glass of iced tea or lemonade. Make your own, or splurge with the store-bought mix.
Indulge with Ice Cream: Soft-serve ice cream is a great way to end a hot summer day or break up a lazy summer afternoon. (Maybe even have an ice cream dinner party! No cooking and the kids will be amazed that you’re allowing them to eat it for dinner!)
Reading Books: Motivate the kids to read this summer by offering incentives (a penny a page). Get yourself a good book, and carve out some time to read.
Family or Me Time: Even though the summer can be busy with work or activities, extracurricular activities are usually a little slower. Spend quality time with the kids — play a board game, take a hike, go fishing. If you don’t have kids, find the time to just sit and enjoy the weather, a good book, or even a favorite hobby.
What is your favorite way to spend July? Share your ideas below!