Getting the Most Out of the Last Days of Summer

Kids are getting ready to go back to school, outside temperatures are slowly dropping, and soon the waterparks will be closing for the season. Summer 2016 has come and gone too quickly! But here are some ways you can make the most of your final days of summer:

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1.) Plan a family bonfire : A fun way to celebrate the end of summer without unpacking all of your camping gear is to build a fire and roast hot dogs and marshmallows together. Nothing says summer like s’mores and an outdoor fire, and what better way to celebrate the end of a great summer break with your kids than a family outing up the canyon to tell ghost stories, talk about their favorite memories this summer, and take advantage of one of the last days of staying up late before sinking back into their school routine.

2.) Go on a long bike ride: Once school starts, schedules get busier. Take advantage of one of the last days of summer to plan a long bike ride with your kids. Depending on the ages of your children, this may mean different things, but plan a ride that reaches a destination with stops, snacks, and lunch along the way. For example, the Provo River Trail in Provo is a great trail for a family day ride because there are plenty of bathroom stops and shady lunch spots along the way. Long bike rides are a great way to celebrate summer because it gets your kids out of the house, takes advantage of the warm weather, and it’s something that you may not be able to plan for another year once school starts.

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3.) Build an indoor sheet fort: Maybe it’s the end of summer but it may still be pretty hot outside. If you’re done with outdoor activities for the summer, a fun way to celebrate the end of the season is to build a big fort as a family, pop some popcorn, bring in some flashlights and pillows, and read books together or watch movies. It’s also a great way to bring everyone together and talk about what to expect for the new school year, what your kids are excited or nervous about, and maybe even share your memories of entering the same grade that they are preparing for.

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At Platinum Dental Care, summer is our favorite time of year because it’s when we see more of our school-aged patients. So many of our patients tell us about the fun summer camps, vacations, and day trips they have done this summer that we are convinced Utah must be the best place to be a kid. With all the fun activities of Summer 2016, it’ll be hard to go back to school! Hopefully these ideas will provide a good way for your kids to wrap up summer in a fun and memorable way, getting them ready for the schoolyear ahead.

Dr. Casey Rehrer, a dentist in Mapleton, loves the summertime. Although kids are going back to school soon, the warm weather should continue for a little while longer. If your kids need a quick dental appointment before they go back to school, don’t hesitate to call (801) 396-2944 to schedule. As the best dentist in Mapleton, and maybe the best dentist in Utah, Dr. Rehrer guarantees 100% satisfaction on your visit or your canine back.

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