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6 Ideas for family summer fun.

Updated: Jul 10, 2020

1. Family Movie Night

Is there anything better than watching movies as a family. Whether it’s watching the newest animated film or introducing your children to a favorite classic film. Movie nights are great ways to bond and create lasting memories. On nice nights you could even rent a projector and movie screen to take in a flick under the stars.

We like to match our snack and dinner to the movie to make it a completely immersive event. For E.T. We have pizza and Reese’s Pieces. Some of our favorite family movies are

The Goonies

The Princess Bride



An American Tail and Fievel Goes West


Pirates of the Caribbean

Harry Potter

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

James and the Giant Peach

The Hobbit



The Neverending Story

The list could go on and on just as the memories will.

2. Summer Fun with STEM

A good science project can turn any day from ordinary to extraordinary. Summer is the perfect opportunity to head outside and do some messy fun work. From solar ovens to bottle rockets and egg drops to Rube Goldberg reactions there is something for every family and all ages can get in on the fun. My kids love s’mores and summer is just to hot for a fire and the microwave is just so boring. A solar oven is the perfect chance to let your little practice “cooking“ on their own. STEM is a wonderful way to keep the learning happening over the summer while also spending great family time together. Have a competition for the best egg drop parents vs kids. Spend the day as a family making a giant chain reaction. The possibilities are endless for family summer fun when STEM is involved.