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5 Ways to Spend Quality Time with Your Family this Summer

With the kiddos out of school on summer break, there’s no better time to plan some fun activities for the whole family to enjoy. If you’re looking for some fresh ideas on what to do with the family, look no further — below are our top five things to do this summer.

Hit the Lake

Even if it’s just for the day, relaxing on the sand or the water is a great way to spend a hot summer day. And, if you want to make a trip out of it, look for a lake with cabins or camping spots to rent. Take advantage of cooler summer nights and enjoy good company and tasty s’mores by the fire. 

Catch a Game

If your family has a favorite sports team or athlete they like to follow, going to a live event could be right up your alley. No matter the sport — baseball, soccer or golf — taking the family to watch a game or tournament can be a fun way to enjoy the outdoors together. What screams summer more than a hot dog at the ball park?


There are endless opportunities to volunteer in your local community or abroad. Volunteering for a charitable cause is a great way to get the entire family involved and instill the value of giving back. You could choose to volunteer one or two days, or maybe you want to find a project that lasts the entire summer — like helping young students through a summer reading program or adopting a garden bed. If you don’t have a favorite organization to give your time to, Volunteer Match can help connect you with local organizations based on your interests.

Take a Family Road Trip

No matter the destination — near or far — a good, old fashioned family road trip could be the summer adventure your kiddos are clamoring for. You may consider a nearby attraction like a water park or a zoo, or maybe a longer road trip is on the agenda. Check out our National Parks Checklist for 10 parks you have to see. Whatever the destination, enjoy the journey of getting there. If it’s a longer road trip, you can even plan out stops along the way. But, before you hit the road make sure you’re road trip ready and have the coverage you need for your home and vehicle.

Go to a Concert/Movie

Summertime brings many outdoor family friendly activities like a concert or movie in the park. So, pack some snacks and grab a blanket. Check your local area’s event calendar for nearby events (you may even find some free activities).


Summer is a great time for making lasting memories with the special people in your life. Life can get busy, but when you have the right coverages in place to protect you there's more time to spend with the ones you love. Connect with a Farm Bureau agent to schedule your SuperCheck® today.