Fun Activities For the First Day of Summer!

Slather on your SPF, break out your sunglasses and grab those flip-flops! June 21, 2018 is the longest day of the year, which means you’ll be able to soak up some extra sunlight. The summer solstice gives you the opportunity to fully enjoy your yard – for longer!

More time in the day means more fun in the sun. So how do you maximize that additional daylight? Here at Mosquito Joe, we’re experts in making outside fun so we’ve got you covered with ideas that will be fun for the whole family.

Slip-N-Slide into Summer: Stay cool on a hot day by setting up some water activities. Young ones will love to splash in the kiddie pool while a Slip-N-Slide guarantees a day full of water fun for the older kids. Setting up the sprinkler is not only fun for kids to jump through, but pets too!

Lawn games, Badminton and Croquet – Oh My!: Fun games like badminton, croquet, cornhole, Ladder Golf, KanJam or bocce ball are perfect for the competitive people in your life. Turn the fun into a tournament to extend one game into a day-long affair. Prizes or small trophies will motivate everyone to play at their best.

Pack a Picnic: With all the playing you and your family are getting into, you’ll need to recharge for lunch. Make your family’s favorite sandwiches and pour some ice-cold lemonade for a quick, easy meal. Lay down a blanket and get comfortable!

Take Me Out to the Ballgame: Who needs to go to the stadium when you have your backyard? Whether it’s tossing around a football or playing a game of catch, root for the home team – literally!

Be Your Own Personal Picasso: A fun craft could make your outdoor space even prettier. Whether it’s a birdhouse, wind chime or garden stone, a cute DIY project would be a fun way to let your creativity, and yard, shine.

BBQ Boss: With extra daylight, you’ll be able to man the grill to cookout for your friends and family while it’s still light out. Hot dogs and hamburgers are summer dinner staples that will be sure to please. Lettuce, onions, relish, ketchup and mustard are classic condiments. Side dishes like fruit, chips and dip, mac and cheese, and potato salad will complete your meal.

Don’t let mosquitoes and ticks suck the fun out of your summer solstice fun. Give your local Mosquito Joe a call to schedule your treatment so you’re able to stay itch-free from the first day of summer all the way until fall!

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