Summer fun revved up with special parties maybe even a 1/2 birthday celebration.
Boys: Water battles are fun for most kids, especially boys. Water guns and water balloons and food are all you need.
Girls: Water battles with a twist, add in a spa party with manicures and sugar scrubs.
Sleepovers under the stars. Set up the tent and camp out listening to backyard wildllife.
I let my offspring, eleven and older, old an annual summer party that they design. Sometimes teens plan to hang out but they end up in a water battle too.
Having fun is the best way to thrive.