Get Out and Get Moving!

by Erin Schloss

When looking for things to do this summer, you won’t have to look far.  In fact, your summer adventure is right out your front door.  Many communities have public swimming pools and parks to enjoy, as well as local library programs and art workshops. Larger areas may have access to a children’s museum or zoo.  For history buffs, look for historic sites or re-enactments to visit.

If giving back to others is your thing, then volunteering your time can be a fun way to spend your summer.  Contact a local health center, hospital or nursing home for volunteer opportunities.

And if you look a little closer, you will find there are plenty of opportunities to earn fun patches!

  • Volunteer at an animal shelter
  • Walk on a hiking trail
  • Start or join a book club
  • Participate in a summer parade
  • Bowling and roller skating are great indoor activities (air conditioning, yay!)

For upcoming events and places to visit, contact your local newspapers or city and school websites.  Now, get out and get moving!
Below is a quick craft idea to get your creative juices flowing. You can make these and place them around your neighborhood while enjoying a nature walk.

Bird Feeder

You will need toilet paper tube, peanut butter, and bird seed. Simply spread the peanut butter over the toilet paper tube, then roll the tube in bird seed and hang the tube on a tree branch!  It’s easy, fun and you’re recycling!

feeder

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