First Day Of Summer Vacation Activities

The first day of summer vacation is just around the corner and children are already starting to get excited about it. Vacation days are here to stay and a good way to enjoy them, is to plan activities for children. Here we have compiled a list of fun and educational first day of summer vacation activities which will keep kids entertained. Summer is here! What better way to show your appreciation for the great outdoors than a family-friendly weekend of activities in your local area? Here are some fun first day of summer vacation activities for kids, teens and adults.

If you’re planning a first day of summer vacation with your family or friends, it’s time to get ideas for the fun things to do. There are several options for activities that you can do during an entire day that will help you spend time with each other build memories, and enjoy an unforgettable day.

Summer is the appropriate time to relax and enjoy ourselves. It should not be fear when you are on holiday, but fun and carefree. There are many activities that can be done on the first day of summer vacation, some of them may be unusual or different from your daily routine but they can help you have fun, enjoy the warm weather and relax from work-related stress.

First Day Of Summer Vacation Activities

The first day of summer vacation is here and you’re feeling pumped. You’ve got the flu, work has been crazy and you need a break. Oh, and did you forget? You have to take your child to the park! What are you going to do? We’ve got some ideas for activities that will keep them busy, happy and out of trouble for hours!

12 First Day Of Summer Activities To Celebrate The Start Of Warm Weather

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By Jessica Booth

June 20, 2019

It’s hard to believe that spring is coming to an end, but it’s true: the first official day of summer is coming up faster than you’d think. Sure, summer unofficially begins Memorial Day weekend, but it actually begins on June 21, the Summer Solstice. It’s the longest day of the year with the most sunshine (hopefully it doesn’t rain!), and it’s one of the happiest days ever: you’re celebrating the upcoming summer season, which is supposed to be relaxing, sunny, bright, and fun. Summer holds lots of possibilities, no matter what age you are, and it’s always exciting when it begins.

That said, you’ll want to do something special to celebrate on the first day of summer rather than just hang out and do the same old stuff… or nothing at all. And luckily enough, the first day of summer falls on a Friday this year, which is perfect timing: you can leave work and do one of the below activities, or you could even think about taking the day off and starting the summer with a nice three-day weekend. Hey, if you have the days to take, it’s not a bad idea!

The best way to celebrate the first day of summer? Do some very cliche summery things. Get outside, enjoy the weather and the sun, hang out with your friends, or take some time to just relax. You’ll start things off on the right foot, and you’ll have a great time doing it. Below are some ideas for fun first day of summer activities:

Can you feel the electricity in the air? No, it’s not a spring thunderstorm — it’s the first day of summer vacation!

Kids in Chamapaign-Urbana area schools are already out for summer break, or will be set free this week.

There’s nothing quite as delicious as that very first day of freedom, no matter what age you are. So how should you spend it? We’ve got five great ways to wile away the daylight and savor the sweetness of your first day of summer.

1. Sleep in! We know not everyone gets to stay home on the first day of vacation (sad-panda face!) but those of you who do should definitely get your snooze on. What better way to welcome in the lazy days of summer than a morning in your PJs?

2. Go get your pool pass! Area pools open this weekend so run, don’t walk to sign up for your season’s pass.

3. Sign up for summer camp! There’s still time to register your wee (and not-so wee) ones for summer camps and activities. Check out our list of area options for camps. Looking for a STEAM camp? We have those listed here. 

4. Make a game plan when it’s too gross to play outside. We have some ideas for where to keep the kids busy in Champaign-Urbana and Beyond.  Want to explore free options? We’ve listed those here.

5. Do nothing at all! Stop, sit still and enjoy a cold, refreshing beverage on your porch/stoop/patio/balcony. Toss the kids some sidewalk chalk or set up the sprinkler, close your eyes for a second, take a deep breath and pat yourself on the back — you made it through another school year.

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