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Make The Summer "Awesome" With Your Family

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Posted: Thursday, June 5, 2014 7:44 am | Updated: 4:40 am, Fri Jun 6, 2014.

(NAPSI)—The kids are out of school, which means parents are out of time to plan fun family activities for this summer. As the days get longer, engage the whole gang with easy, educational activities that encourage quality family time and may impart some important life lessons.

Tips for Summer Fun

• Take a Road Trip and Explore Local Landmarks: Buckle up for a short family road trip to explore landmarks in your local area. Whether at a public park, museum, or hiking path, kids and parents will relish the opportunity for exploration and discovery. At the end of the day, everyone will feel a little bit smarter and a little more awesome.

• Encourage Your Child To Be a Master Builder: Watching television can easily become a passive activity, but not if parents turn it into an experience that engages children off screen. “The LEGO® Movie,” from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Village Roadshow Pictures, is a family-friendly tale about following the instructions—and breaking away from them! Available now on Digital HD. Own it on Blu-ray Combo Pack June 17. After the credits have rolled, challenge kids to “master build” their own creation, using only products from around the house. This exercise is a great way to bond with the kids while instilling a powerful lesson about the importance of being yourself.

• Make Farm-to-Table Meals: Everyone can be a chef this summer, thanks to an abundance of readily available fresh produce. Teach your children the importance of sourcing local ingredients by making a family outing to the neighborhood farmers market. Select a few healthy fruits, vegetables and grains that are part of a wholesome diet, and assign each family member to a salad, side or main course for a delicious farm-to-table meal.

• Host a Family Arts and Crafts Night: Break out the paint and glitter for arts and crafts night with the family. Whether you create toothpick picture frames or macaroni art, be sure to display the completed projects in your home for all to admire.

“The LEGO® Movie,” starring the voices of Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Liam Neeson and more, is an original, 3-D, computer-animated story about Emmet, a perfectly ordinary LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the key to saving the world, and drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant. Perfect for viewing in the living room on home video or loading onto your tablet to watch while on the road this summer, “The LEGO® Movie” is a tale the whole family will find “awesome!”

 

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