BEHR® sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine.
I have mentioned before our love of our deck and spending time out there as a family! We have lived in our home about 4.5 years and about a year after moving into the home, we built a deck and a pergola. It was one of our best investments ever! We have truly loved having an outdoor space! But last year when we built a game table, we found we loved our deck even more! Most nice evenings we spend out on our deck as a family, playing a game of checkers and enjoying each other's company. We are hoping to be able to add on to our deck soon too! We love our deck because it brings us together as a family and we are always looking for ways to spend time together as a family. Whether we are grilling or playing a game, we truly enjoy spending time together as a family. So today I am really excited to share 5 Outdoor Family Ideas for Summer!
5 Outdoor Family Ideas for Summer
Play a Game
As I have mentioned before, my family LOVES playing games together! And my kids are really really good at it too! Please believe me when I say that I play as hard as I can, and my 8 year old daughter regularly beats me at most games! She is really good. And my 5 year old son is nearly that good too! Adding an outdoor checker table onto our deck last year was one of the best things we have done! Games like checkers promote learning, problem solving skills and family time! Plus is it just fun! Find a game your family enjoys and take it outdoors this summer! (check out our game table here)
Family dinner is something we strive to do every single day. However when family dinner is taken outside, the kids seem to love it even more! Something is magical about eating outside to our children. And it's also magical to me because there is always less clean-up when we eat outside too! (check out our outdoor table details here)
Go for a Nature Walk
At least once a week we go for a family walk! This is a great time to put down technology, set aside distractions and just enjoy time together. It is a good time to talk and learn more about your family and it is fun to explore the world around you! We love finding new trails to walk and explore near us. It's amazing the critters we have seen by simply taking the time to look. Sometimes I even bring my camera along and grab some really fun photos too! (learn more about taking your own family photos here)
Explore the Outdoors with Wheels
We love to take walks, but it is so exhilarating to explore the world around us on wheels! My husband and daughter love to long board. My son loves his bike and scooter. And I prefer a bike. Whatever kind of wheels you prefer, make it a family affair and enjoy seeing the world around you!
We love to work together as a family and we have spent many hours working outdoors together. If you don't already have a deck, get the family involved and build one! (learn more about our deck here) If you already have an outdoor living space, think about involving your children in yard work or gardening. It is amazing what kids really can do! (check out this fun gardening post here and tips for fool-proof gardening here)
Our deck has truly enriched our lives as a family and we are hoping to be able to expand it soon to include additional outdoor living space. Whatever kind of deck or patio you have, it is important to remember to take care of it to ensure it lasts for years to come. BEHR PREMIUM DECKOVER® Coating is one way to help protect your wood, concrete and composite surfaces and keep it looking nice for years to come. It can bring new life to old decks and patios as well! Using a product like this will help ensure that deck and concrete patio surfaces stay in good condition and look nice when you invite guests over or even just spend time together as a family on it!
BEHR PREMIUM DECKOVER® Coating can smooth over cracks and splinters up to ¼" deep and is also available in 54 colors! It provides a smooth, slip-resistant surface that protects against wear and tear from the elements. And this can even be used on decks that have previously been stained (with proper prep work of course). This works on horizontal and vertical surfaces so you can match your pool patio to your wood deck to your composite railing, all with one product! And best of all you can grab it at your local Home Depot (which is one of my favorite stores by the way!) You can learn more about BEHR PREMIUM DECKOVER® Coating here.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of BEHR®. The opinions and text are all mine.