In this new normal we’re living in, it’s hard to predict if it is safe to engage in group activities outside of our homes. Thankfully, the hot and bright Omaha days ahead make it easy to tick off some of your summertime bucket list activities at home.
If you’re wondering what to do with the kids or with yourself for home-based leisure activities, keep reading for a list of fun ideas.
- Make Your Own Backyard Pool
If you can’t make it to the community pool, no problem! You can easily make your own using a kiddie pool, some plants, and some creativity. Just set up your pool in the sunniest spot in your yard, fill it with water, and add some greenery around the edge. Voila… an instant oasis!
- Have a Picnic
A popular activity for kids is a picnic with summertime favorites. Spread out a blanket in your backyard or on your deck, and enjoy all of your favorite summertime foods like watermelon, burgers, and potato salad. Don’t forget to bring some mosquito repellent so you can enjoy your meal in peace!
- Have a Water Balloon Fight
Water balloon fights are always a hit, no matter your age. Fill up some water balloons, grab the kids and duke it out in the yard! Just be sure to clean up all the balloons when you’re done.
- Make Homemade Ice Cream
Who doesn’t love ice cream in the summertime? Luckily, it’s easy to make your own! Just blend together some heavy cream, sugar, your favorite fruits or berries, and vanilla extract, then pour it into a freezer-safe container. Freeze for several hours, then enjoy!
- Go On a Nature Scavenger Hunt
Get the kids up and moving with this one. Make a list of items to find like dandelions, clover, leaves of different shapes/colors, pine cones, acorns, etc., then head outside to see how many you can find. This activity is great for getting some fresh air and spending time in nature.
- Set Up a Movie Night
Staying home doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a fun movie night. If you’re a fan of outdoor movies, a white sheet and a projector will do the job. If it’s too hot & buggy outside, head for the couch in the family room. Make some popcorn, break out the blankets and pillows, and queue up your favorite flick. Don’t forget the snacks!
- Relax in Your Backyard Oasis
Take some time for yourself to relax and rejuvenate in your backyard oasis. Soak up the sun with a good book, take a dip in your pool, or just sit back and enjoy the peace and quiet.
- Have a Girls’ Night/Guys’ Night In
What’s more fun than a lively night at home with friends. Get your closest pals together to play games, watch movies or just catch up over your favorite wine or beers.
- Have a Romantic Dinner for Two
Make things special for you and your significant other with a romantic dinner for two. Cook your favorite meal, light some candles, and enjoy some quality time together. Make it special!
- Practice Yoga Outside
Summer in Omaha is the perfect time to get your Vitamin D while getting active. Take your yoga practice outside and stretch those muscles in nature.
Consider These Summertime Bucket List Ideas
The wide-open spaces that our Omaha homes boast are the perfect place to retreat this summer. Embrace your home and all it has to offer by enjoying some fun summertime activities in your own backyard!
Not yet an Omaha resident? Contact us and let us find your home so you can enjoy these summertime bucket list activities in your brand new Home Company home. We also encourage you to explore our communities in a variety of locations in and around Omaha!