As our family gears up for another school year and the official end of summer draws near, I’m looking forward to Labor Day weekend for one last hurrah. We had a fabulous summer and completed a majority of our items on our summer bucket list but having a three day weekend leaves plenty of time for completing the couple of remaining items while allowing plenty of time to add new ones on a whim.
I know that after Labor Day, our days will get busier. After school activities resume and soccer and baseball games begin and will occupy a big chunk of the weekends. While we love our school year routine and activities, I want to use Labor Day weekend to savor the last few days of summer and spend as much time outside as possible.
15 Outdoor Activities for the Final Days of Summer
If your kids think they’ve out of ideas of new and fun things to do, here are 15 outdoor activities to choose from in these final days of summer!
- Camp in the backyard
- Savor summer by reading one of these summer chapter books a together in a hammock
- Stay at your neighborhood pool until it closes
- Create a giant movie screen and the neighbors over for an outdoor movie night and invite them to BYOC- bring your own chairs
- Tired of block parties? Host a potluck picnic in your yard
- Shop the end of summer sales for table décor for an excuse to dine al fresco
- String more outdoor lights from your trees
- Transition your yard from summer to fall by adding some mums
- Go on a family hike
- Set up a lemonade stand and donate the proceeds to charity
- Build a fort (tip: use your pool noodles!)
- Stay up late to gaze at stars and teach your kids the constellations
- Invite the neighborhood kids over for a game of water balloon baseball
- Have a watermelon seed spitting contest
- Try something that’s completely new to your family or complete an item on your summer bucket list that you just haven’t gotten to yet
Love these ideas? You can find them on my Pinterest board!
In previous years, Labor Day weekend was a time when I sought refuge inside our air conditioned house, away from the heat, humidity, and mosquitos but these days I tend to forget about getting bitten thanks to DC Mosquito Squad. For the past three years, I’ve relied on DC Mosquito Squad to eliminate mosquitos from our yard to make being outside enjoyable again. I used to not be able to walk from our driveway to our backdoor without getting bitten multiple times. Now it’s a joy to be outdoors with my kids doing the things I listed above and more since I never get bitten in our yard. I only remember that mosquitos exist when I’m somewhere that doesn’t use Mosquito Squad or mosquito borne diseases are mentioned in the news.
Even though the official end of summer may be Labor Day, mosquitos will tend to stay around through September. With the Zika still in the news and 1,100 people infected (mostly while traveling abroad) and the first case of local Zika transmission reported in Florida, it’s even more important to protect the people we care about from mosquito bites.
DC Mosquito Squad offers different spray plans (they offer a regular barrier spray or all-natural option) that can be started at any time until service ends for the season. They also provide special event sprays for outdoor events that will prevent mosquitos from ruining your special day.
For more information, connect with DC Mosquito Squad on Twitter, Facebook,YouTube, Pinterest, or Instagram and visit their blog for helpful information about Zika and other mosquito related news, regardless of where in the country you live.
To read my other posts about DC Mosquito Squad, visit:
- How We’re Completing Our Summer Bucket List with Help from DC Mosquito Squad
- 29 Ways to Protect your Family From Mosquito Bites and Zika Virus
- 4 Ways to Get Rid of Backyard Mosquitos and Ticks
- Our Summer Bucket List of Outdoor Activities to Do Before School Starts
- How to Keep Biting Bugs Away from Special Summer Events
This post was written in partnership with D.C. Mosquito Squad who is providing standard barrier treatment for our yard this summer.