Warmer weather is upon us and no one will be suffering from cabin fever. With kids out of school and vacation days planned for, weekends are free for adventures. For those planning for staycations this summer, there are countless free activities to make your time off relaxing and enjoyable. Below are a few ideas to kick off the summer and spend quality time:
DIY Yogurt Pops
It’s tempting to stop by the local ice cream shop, but so much more fun when you can make your own. All you need is your favorite yogurt and fresh fruit to pour into a popsicle mold. For the adults, spice up with your own added libations.
Visit your local zoo or aquarium – kids free!
Now through the end of September, families who buy two YoKids yogurt packs can visit http://www.stonyfield.com/azasafe to get a free kid's admission to a participating AZA-accredited zoo or aquarium with the purchase of a full-price adult ticket. AZA SAFE (Association of Zoos and Aquariums’: Saving Animals From Extinction program) supports the conservation efforts for 10 endangered species, including the African penguin.
Get to know your local farmers
Whether in urban communities or bustling cities, there’s likely a farmers’ market or cooperative you’ve yet to stop by. Take a Saturday morning trip to support your local growers, an important action needed to sustain this way of living for future generations. Not only will the food be delicious and at its peak of freshness, you can take pride in serving to family and friends knowing the family you supported and where your food came from. Some farms may even be open to giving free tours if you ask!