Just because it is summer time doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy some great family time together in the form of field trips. In fact, I think this is one of the best times to plan them. Your kids will appreciate the break from the normal routine, if you school year round. You husband might even be able to take some vacation days to go with you.
The possibilities for where to go and what to do are absolutely endless. One time I called up our local fire department and asked if we could bring our family for a tour. They were glad to have us. Since Roboboy wanted to grow up to be a fireman at the time, it was a really great way for him to see just what firemen do! If you are planning to do something like this, I highly recommend calling ahead.
You could even make a play date out of your field trip by inviting some of your homeschooling friends. Many museums, aquariums and the like have great group rates.
Your kids likely have tons of field trip ideas! So what’re you waiting for? Get out and enjoy!