The best summer activities are usually the ones we did together. Not to knock team sports, but slip on a Fit Bit and see how many steps get logged baking and cooking?! No kidding—Do-It-Yourself (DIY) food is part of an active lifestyle.
Don’t mention this to the kids, but kitchens are a natural learning center for math, reading, science, art and engineering! Summer baking will “pay it forward,” boosting reading, following directions, solving problems, improving eye-hand coordination, scientific thinking, math operations and artistic expression and communication skills. You won’t mind saving tens of thousands of dollars, improved health and relationships over a life time.