Summer is the perfect time for activities to do with your kids. School is out and my little ones are restless and bored. I can only put them in so many summer programs before moths start flying out of my wallet like in the cartoons, so we make our own low-cost fun! And not just any fun, but the kind of fun I got up to when I was a kid. No video games, or tablets, or computers. Just good old-fashioned homemade fun. Here are 7 activities to do with your kids.
1. Make Homemade Bread & Butter
There is nothing quite as satisfying on a summer’s day as a crusty piece of bread slathered with butter. How much better would this treat taste if it was made by the very ones who were going to eat it? This will be one of your favorite activities to do with your kids. There are tons of great bread recipes online and in cookbooks for you to pick from. As for making butter, it is easier than you think. Just find a big mason jar with a tight fitting lid and add a pint of heavy whipping cream to it. Then put on some songs that makes you move your booty and have the kids take turns shaking it until the butter forms. It’s going to take a little elbow grease, but its worth it. Pour off the buttermilk (yes, that is how it is made) and rinse the butter until the water runs clear. You can do this while the bread is cooling. Best bread and butter you will have all year.