In this tough economy, I was wondering if you had any suggestions for inexpensive, but memorable summer activities?
Cashless in California
Dear Cashless in California,
Summer’s almost here!! (No offense, Phoenix.) Summer weather always means outdoor fun with the kids – beaches, pools, parks, barbeques, lemonade stands, and sunburns. Actually, speaking of sunburns, Kacey has never had the displeasure of burning. However, she thinks I need to put on sun block just to get the mail.
Here are a few little known summer fun activities your kids will love that won’t burn a hole in your wallet.
Shark watching is just like bird watching only more rad. Simply go to your nearest beach, wade out till the water is consistently hitting your kid in the chest and wait. It’s probably best to show your child a few pictures of sharks before you go out so they’ll know what they’re looking for. Don’t forget to bring a pair of underwater binoculars!
Star counting is a more interactive way to star gaze. Get your family to a rural destination at 3:00 AM when most people are asleep. Make a game of it by seeing who can count the most stars. Here's a fun rule: When a person reaches 5,000, try to distract their concentration with verbal abuse causing them to have to restart. Good times guaranteed.
Go out to a field of weeds and simply see who can collect the most burrs. Whoever collects the most doesn’t have to eat one. No velcro shoes, cheaters.
Tyler H is a guest blogger and father to Emi. The Three Bay B Chicks have asked him to shed light on a Dad’s point of view under the stern supervision of his loving wife. If you have a question for Ask A Dad, feel free to submit it in the comments section. The Three Bay B Chicks are not responsible for Tyler's "advice."