Summer is near and kids will be home from school. Your home or cottage is going to be base camp for fun and adventure. Think ahead and get your outdoor living space prepared for all the kid action it will see over the next two months.
Organize and Optimize
Take the time to find a space for everything. Cube storage boxes can be decorative and provide a great place to store toys or cords and cables (for your older kids’ toys). Have kids help categorize their toys by type. They may even discover long forgotten favourites to play with. Consider using a metal cart to localize each family member’s most used items for easy pick up and put away. Giving everything a place optimizes your space for the whole family.
Enjoy a Reading Nook
Sunrooms are a favourite place to nestle up with a book and read. Create a space that can be a sanctuary for the written word. Organize books by age level or by color as a way to engage with your collection. Stacking crates are a great way to create book storage.
Reading is also a great mess free activity for kids! Take some time for yourself and model diving into a great book. The warm sun makes summer reading so pleasant on the porch.
Crafting is a wonderful way to engage kids of all ages during the summer. Use your sunroom as a crafting command station. Paint will dry fast with the air flow from your WeatherMaster windows. For your enjoyment, we’ve pinned a bunch of ideas for sunroom crafts on our Pinterest page.
Plant and Watch Grow
Succulents are the perfect plant for your porch or sunroom. They are beautiful additions of greenery and extremely durable. They also take heat and sun very well, while keeping dry soil.
Learning the names and types of succulents with your kids is a great educational activity.
Why not plant some seeds with your kids, place them in the sunroom, and experience the miraculous science of growing a flower or vegetable!
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Share the ways you’ll be using your porch or sunroom this summer in a comment!