Everyone likes to eat outdoors. Gather some finger food and something that everyone in your family likes and put it in a picnic basket. Head for the beach, river, mountains or your favorite spot anywhere. Bring along a ball, frisbee and a kite. Enjoy the day with food, family and outdoors together.
Think of a place your family would like to go to visit. If you cannot actually travel there, rent some slides of that place and enjoy an armchair experience without the huge expense of tickets, hotel and food away from home. If you make it fun and exciting you might want to add ethic food of that destination.
If you have a body of water, that is your beach. If you live near the ocean or lake you have a beach at those shores. Think of looking for drift wood, shells and examining sea life in the water. Catch your dinner or lunch if you have a license to fish or crab.
You really can camp with nothing but your selves. Rough it by pretending you are homesteaders and bring only the bare minimum to start a fire and remain safe in the forest. Leave the game boy and try leaving the cell phones home too. See how much fun you can have being creative camping like this.
Boating, fishing, hiking and so many other activities bring people outdoors in the summer. Summon the family and brainstorm where and what everyone wants to do this summer. Put all the suggestions in a bowl and everyone picks one. They get to like it or not want to do that activity. You can do more than one since the summer is long.
select one here...