5 Free Ideas to Gear Up for Summer

Are you struggling to come up with ideas for what to do this summer? With no school, it can be hard to fill those calendars with exciting things to do. So, don’t get caught empty-handed this summer! Now is the time to start preparing for an awesome summer of memories and entertainment for the whole family. Here are 5 free ways to start preparing for the best summer ever with your kids! 


  1. Create a STEAM board. 

Let’s make learning fun! While we’re all familiar with STEM, a new educational approach is rising in popularity: STEAM or “science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics”. The goal is to make learning fun and exciting while helping kids explore and express their creativity. Through this approach, kids are developing both their left and right brains and having a good time while doing it. 

Let your child’s interests guide what activities you pick. For boys like my son who love bugs, an experiment like Rainbow Chromatography Insects would be perfect! (Don’t worry there’s no real bugs:) We get to learn about Chromatography or the separation of a mixture as it passes through another solution, while being artistic with different colors to “paint” our bugs. 

STEAM is a popular new educational trend that puts kids and their interests at the center while making learning fun. Plus, we as parents get to look like smarty-pants even if we only learned about it 5 minutes ago!

Check out Pinterest for some great STEAM ideas that your kid would love to try. 


  1. Ask other Moms

Just like the best recipes can come from grandma, sometimes the best ideas come from fellow moms. Ask your friends for ideas on things that their kids loved. Not only could you discover the next big hit, you may be able to do it with your mom friends and have some time together while the kids play! 


  1. Follow GameTruck Blog and Social Media

Don’t get caught with a boring summer. Let us help you rock this time with a constant flow of exciting ideas to help your kids grow, explore, create, and play. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Tik Tok for a summer that your kids won’t forget!

  1. Grab some Calendars

Visit some local places like museums, libraries, shops, your community center and others to pick up an event calendar. Many times these places will do free events for the community. Go through and highlight ones that you think your family would be interested in. Use these to fill up your family calendar with free, fun activities to do.


  1. Make a list

Ask your kids what they would like to do this summer. Maybe there’s a new hobby, Game, skill, or place they’d like to visit. By asking for your kids input you are showing that you value their voice and opinion and want to have a great summer with them.

During the summer months, it can be hard to find things to do with the kids that appeal to them. As moms, we want them to be entertained while exploring and growing. The most important element for gearing up for an action-packed summer is being on the look-out for fun and seizing the moment when you find it.