Make the most out of summer with this list of ideas for things to do with all that free time!
Students may be getting a much needed break from homework and other academic responsibilities. Now you’ll have more free time to enjoy with family and friends! Although this is relaxing in the beginning, you might find yourself feeling bored as vacation days pass by. Read on to find out some “cool” things to do during some of the “hottest” months of the year!
1. Make a summer scrapbook.
Buy a few disposable cameras in the beginning of summer and carry them around with you. Take a camera everywhere you go and take snapshots of the best parts of the day. Develop your pictures as soon as the first camera is used up, buy scrapbook paper, stickers, and other supplies to create memories all summer long! You can share your scrapbook memories with family, friends, and your classmates once you return to school to “show” how awesome your summer was.
2. Read for FUN.
Get a membership to your local library (often memberships are free). Invest your extra time reading books that you enjoy and about topics that interest you. Remember: reading will always be good for you and will make you a smarter, better person! If you need ideas on good books to read, check out our blog on Recommended Reading.
3. Take cooking lessons.
Do you have neighbors, family members or friends that are always cooking the best meals when they have you over for dinner? Ask if they’ll give you some cooking lessons. These lessons will come in handy, we promise! Plus, you can impress your girlfriend or boyfriend, parents, and friends with a homemade cooked meal – by you!
4. Enjoy the nice weather!
Summer is the perfect season to spend time outside: whether you camp, go to the beach, enjoy the pool, or simply go for a walk. Smart Tip: Be sure to use sunscreen and lip balm, keep a hat handy, a bottle of water, and maybe even a snack.
5. Enjoy quiet time.
Spend some time with yourself and relax! Find the time to learn a yoga technique, listen to music, write creatively, do an art project, lounge in the park with a good book, a bath, or treat yourself to your favorite movie curled up in the cool a/c. Enjoy the quiet time while it lasts, because before you know it school will start again!
Most of all, BE SAFE and ENJOY!