You may have once had a plan to travel to a foreign land or a top theme park resort this summer. While some plans are still possible you may choose to stay at home and protect your loved ones. If you are going to stay at home, that doesn’t mean you need to clean out the closet or skip over fun altogether. There are many ways having a staycation can be fun for the whole family.
Staycation Ideas for Families with Children
Camp out in your back yard
Campfire tales and s’mores are every bit as good even when you’re close to home – or right outside it! Get the whole family involved in pitching the tent, telling ghost stories, and sleeping underneath the stars. Not only is it a change of scenery, but it’s a great way to introduce camping to your children. For a more authentic feel, leave your electronics inside the house.
Get into nature
Even if you don’t go far, a day’s hike along the trails is always a great way to get outdoors and enjoy some exercise with the family. If you have young children, set up a game for them where they must spot different types of plants, wildlife, and trees.
Make a movie
A truly creative staycation idea is to make a family movie about your staycation. Grab the video camera – or even your smartphone – and document your weekend. Mix it together on a video editor app to create a trailer or short film that adds drama and sound to create something special. Watch it back as a family and store it safely so you can view it in years to come.
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