Try This New Approach on Summer Fun!

With summer break approaching, it can become pretty challenging to come up with ideas to stay busy with the kids, especially if you are home with them every day. I came up with this idea, and hope you find some fun in it this summer!

Remember the Paper Fortune Teller game we used to play as kids?

Well, I thought with summer coming, it might be a fun activity to help add a little spontaneity in your family’s lives this summer! My idea is to fill the “fortune” slots with different things to do around Madison. Then, on days where you have no plans, but the weather is beautiful outside, you can suggest your kids pick a color and a number and then leave the activity up to chance!

Watch this short video on how to create your own Paper Fortune Teller

Some ideas for activities:

                Go to the zoo

                Go for a bike ride/walk/hike

                Have a picnic (in a park or even just your backyard)

                Go to Olbrich Botanical Gardens

                Go to the park

                Have a water fight

                Go to the Union

                Check out a Splash Pad

                Find an outdoor brewery (hint: Wisconsin Brewing is a super family-friendly one located in Verona, which has a huge outdoor area.)

You can find even more ideas in our Guide to Summer!

Next step: Go find some paper and get creating! Your kids will love it!

Drop a comment below if you used this idea and how it worked out!

Regina lived most of her adult life in California while pursuing her dream of being a working actress. When life blessed her with being a mother, her and her husband, Will, decided it was time to return to the Midwest, where both of them grew up. Regina returned to her home state of Wisconsin and has since added a second daughter, and a son, to her family. She is extremely passionate about living a balanced lifestyle, which includes nutritious eating, meditation, fitness, and wine. A recovering perfectionist, Regina now focuses on progress over perfection and is working on being more compassionate to herself, and vows to have self-care be a part of her daily life. She also loves to read, listen to music & podcasts, and experiment with baking. Regina lives in Verona with her husband and three children. You can follow her further on her journey at (@moveyourroots on Instagram).


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