Fun Summer Staycation Ideas Your Family Will Love
Raise your hand if you are planning a staycation this summer! Many homeschool families go on staycations in the summer as travel outside their region can often be expensive. Tourists abound and there can be something refreshing about slowing down and taking a closer look at what is right in your own neighborhood. A Summer Photo Scavenger Hunt is the perfect addition to your summer activity plans.
Making it exciting and memorable can be simple and enjoyable with photo scavenger hunts. Many photo scavenger hunts give you images to try and find, but this summer photo scavenger hunt is about unlocking creativity. So get ready to inspire your family to slow down, look closely, and create fun memories no matter where your travels or staycation take you this year.
FREE Summer Photo Scavenger Hunt Download at the end of this post.
With the Free Summer Photo Scavenger Hunt packet, you find fun lists of things to snap pictures of for activities in the city, camping, on nature hikes, or even in your own backyard. They make perfect boredom buster activities that can be turned into fun crafts, gifts, or memory books of the places your family traveled during the summer.
Some kids may even enjoy turning their pictures into a digital presentation, or picture album. The free download even included colorful, fun pages you can print to mount pictures on to give as framed gifts or put in a scrapbook.
Not sure what supplies you might need? Here is a quick list of things to make those fun scavenger hunt adventures into fun gifts
You might even enjoy adding in a few nature walks, bike rides, hikes, or short camping trips close to home. Make it all memorable by including summer photo scavenger hunts along the way to capture the memories. Everyone is sure to have fun relaxing, exploring, and capturing memories.
Hanging out reading a favorite summer classic in a tent, by the beach or in a hammock are perfect summer activities too! Here are a few summer favorites your family might enjoy:
Add Some Pizzaz to Your Summer Staycation
If you want to add a bit of low-key pizzaz to your staycation, you can also add in some virtual museums or virtual field trips to exotic places. Be sure to include places you’ve always dreamed of going but never thought possible.
To make it memorable, start with fun & engaging virtual museums, or virtual field trips. Then, add in a journaling or notebooking activity. For the truly curious, a Virtual Museum Tour & Unit Study may be a fun diversion on a sweltering summer day between dips in the pool or laps around the neighborhood on a bike.
Finally, consider taking the time to share your experiences and adventures with your friends & relatives. Plan a digital phone call where you can share your scavenger hunt images, and craft projects. Take time to talk about where you went, what you did, and what made it a fun staycation.
Most importantly, relax, reconnect with family & friends, and create great memories.
Get your FREE Summer Photo Scavenger Hunt download & have a great summer!
Shannan is a wife, mum, and saved by grace child of The King. Her home base is in Scotland, where she homeschools her two kids (ages 12 & 15) and learns on location throughout Europe as much as possible. She is a classical/Charlotte Mason style home educator living out her God-breathed dream of raising her family in Europe. She’s passionate about many things, especially helping others learn on location using the world as their classroom. She encourages you to pursue your God-breathed dream, no matter what it is! You can join her at Captivating Compass for homeschool and family travel inspiration.
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