This post is brought to you by Kellogg's Frosted Mini Wheats. All opinions are my own.
With summer quickly approaching, it's time to start thinking about fun (and educational!) activities to keep your kids busy during the day.
I know that I have a lot planned for my daughter during her summer vacation this year, including a few "firsts" -- one of them being her first sleepover, which is just as exciting for me as it is for her. We also have a couple vacations in the works, including a trip to New Orleans and two international cruises. With everything on the agenda, this summer is sure to be filled with many BIG DAYS.
To start each BIG DAY on the right foot, breakfast is a must. One of my daughter's favorite breakfasts is a hearty bowl of Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheats with milk. Frosted Mini Wheats are packed with fiber and whole grains -- keeping kids full and focused -- so that they can tackle any BIG DAY.
Summer is the perfect time to encourage exploration, experimentation, and curiosity in children. Studies have shown that free, unstructured time gives young brains a chance to process and expand on what they learned throughout the school year. While we're traveling for a good part of the summer (exploring and trying new things), there are plenty of activities you can do with your kids at home to introduce fun, enriching BIG DAY experiences.
- Backyard obstacle course
- Neighborhood animal parade
- Nature scavenger hunt
- Camping in your backyard
- Ride a bike without training wheels
- Slip n' Slide/Water Balloon fights
Arts & Crafts:
- Paper plate sundial
- Marshmallow and toothpick buildings
- Hand and foot print flowers
- Sidewalk chalk drawing
- Plant a flower garden
- Build a volcano (this was always a favorite when I was a kid)
For more BIG DAY tips, visit www.Scholastic.com/PCBigDay.
Do you have any BIG DAYS planned for your children this summer?
Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy.com
We are going to the beach for a week and we will spend many hours at the pool.
We bought season's passes to the local amusement park, and we are planning a Disney trip, but sssshhhhh!
I can't wait for Summer either so we can have some unfettered exploration of Italy! Mini Wheats are a HUGE favorite in my home...as a matter of fact, I think I may want to go pour myself a bowl...Like right now!
Penelope (NYC Blogger)
Awesome! I don't think we ever tried mini wheats, maybe my sons will like it
Jennifer @ The Quirky Momma
We're taking it easy this summer! We will spend time swimming, hiking, going to the beach and just being a family. I'm glad you posted this because it reminded me how much I love Frosted Mini-Wheats Cereal!
TerriAnn @ Cookies & Clogs
Knowing my daughter, she'd want to do all that in ONE big day! We're planning to do some fun stuff when we drive up to Tahoe though. I do love the Chocolate Frosted Mini-Wheats.
I love Forsted Mini Wheats. We are going on a cruise end of July.
Those are all great ideas! We're going to San Diego in a couple of weeks.
We have a couple of road trips planned.
Great idea for summer fun! My boys love Frosted mini wheats and so do I!
HilLesha @To the Motherhood
My son loves this cereal. 🙂
What a great picture! Love it!
We plan to make EVERY day a big day this summer and incorporate some kind of fun. I just stocked up on Frosted Mini Wheats at the grocery store yesterday.
Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell
I can eat those plain. They're so good! I have a few trips planned for the summer too, as you know. 🙂
I love Frosted Mini Wheats and loved them as a child, too. We will be going to N. Myrtle Beach mid June and a trip the first of July to visit my parents in KY. We'll probably do a 2-3 day getaway to a cabin at State park, too.
We ust got back from Florida but I hope to do something else before the summer is up.
I just had mini wheats this morning! We have lots of fun things planned this summer!
Rachel @ Following In My Shoes
We are going to do many of those this SUmmer!
I'm not sure what we are doing yet this summer, but after we move we are going to plan something