Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Take a Break: Be a Kid for a Day

Temps are heating up and thoughts of a summer day when I was a kid keep popping into my head. Ditch the computer and anything electronic and spend the day as if you were a kid again. Things to consider:

• Lay in the grass and stare at the clouds
• Catch bugs, especially fireflies
• Play hopscotch
• See if your friends/family will join you in a game of “Mother May I?, Simon Says, Hid-n-go-seek, kick the can
• Ride a bike
• Make a s'more (toasted marshmallow on a graham cracker with a piece of chocolate)
• Build a campfire (fire pits are fine) and sit around singing songs and telling stories
• Draw with sidewalk chalk
• Have macaroni and cheese for lunch
• Go for a swim
• Lay on a hammock and read comic books
• Shoot some hoops
• Jump on a trampoline
• Play at the park.
• Swing
• Run through a sprinkler
• Make some finger puppets and play with them

• Take a nature walk
• Water balloons!
• Go fishing
• Fly a kite
• Climb a tree
• Bird Watch
• Paint rocks
• Wade in a river or at the beach
• Spatter paint
• Play dress ups
• Eat an ice cream cone
• Color
• Blow bubbles
• Skip
• Dance to some favorite music
• Sing out loud
• Kick a stone while you go for a walk
• See how loud you can belch
• Go to the movies and see a “family friendly” movie
• Call your best friend from childhood and talk on the phone for an hour
• Plan a treasure hunt.
• Talk like a pirate.
• Jump rope
• Chew bubble gum
• Blow up balloons and try to stick them on the wall using static electricity. 

Not interested in today’s activity? Check out the Take a Break Pinterest for lots of Take a Break ideas. 

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