5 Savvy Summer Tips
Moms share their summer-ready tips as part of the Care.com Interview Series.
Being savvy in the summer is a must if you don't want to spend those gorgeous sunny days at the store searching for the perfect snack, or worse, with bored kids. From road trips to last-minute picnics, you need to ready for anything when there are kids on board. We talked to five moms who shared their best savvy summer tips to make this summer more fun for them - and you!
1. Make Healthy Picnic Favorites
"We've done homemade fruit roll-ups without sugar and granola bars -- and plan to tackle a certain fish-shaped cracker this summer." -Charity Curley Mathews, Foodlets
2. Keep 'em Guessing
"While traveling, keep a "prize bag" that they can choose from either on a timed basis (every hour) or as they make good choices." - Allison Waken, All for the Boys
3. Go DIY-Teacher
"I keep a file of science experiments and art projects that I can assign to the kids if they get bored. Favorites have been anything involving dry ice, homemade ant farms, and worm farms." - Katie,Wellness Mama
4. Pack Refreshing Foods
"I always have homemade popsicles on hand. I use seasonal fruits and sweeten them with natural sweeteners like honey or agave." - Najwa Kronfel, Delicious Shots
5. Go Exploring!
"They don't even realize that they're learning so much with all of that nature exploration, digging and building, and imaginative play." - Krissy Sherman Bonning, B-Inspired Mama
What's your best tip for keeping kids engaged or staying prepared for the summer?