Summer isn’t over yet and maybe you haven’t planned a trip but instead decided to stay home and enjoy a staycation. We at Twiniversity have created your go-to list of supplies you may need to make the most of your time at home!
Board games – If there is a rainy day during your staycation and you have no other plans break out the board games. Some favorites are Apples to Apples, Apples to Apples Junior for the younger kids, Monopoly, Battleship, all great board games for the entire family. If you are able to have some adult only time with friends you’ll want to have Cards Against Humanity available. This hilarious, adult-only game is like no other game you’ve ever played before. It is offensive, risqué and completely politically incorrect, but you will love it!
If you kids are into arts and crafts pick up some Kinetic sand, playdoh, fingers paints, pads of paper and colored pencils. Sure, it might be messy, but think of all the things they can create and the memories you will have!
Backyard camping – All you’ll need is a Coleman tent, some flashlights and bug spray to camp out in y our backyard during your staycation! Oh and maybe an air mattress. Just because you’re camping doesn’t mean you have to be uncomfortable! Check out this Intex mattress that comes with an electric pump! You can even build a fire pit and roast marshmallows. If your town doesn’t allow fire pits on your property or the space doesn’t allow for it check out this Family Fun S’mores Maker. This is an easy way to enjoy a camping staple without the smoke. Adult supervision is strongly advised while in use.
If you are lucky enough to have access to a pool or live close to the shore, make sure to stock up on sunscreen. Check out the Thinksport Kid’s Safe Sunscreen. It is a Twiniversity MoMSquad favorite! These fun Flamingo or Unicorn floats will surely put a smile on everyone’s face while hanging poolside. And if you little ones can’t swim yet Puddle Jumpers are definitely a necessity. Your little ones will be able to float and keep upright all by themselves. But remember NEVER leave any child unattended in or around water. Adult supervision is strongly advised at all times.
If you decide to have some friends who also have little ones over during your staycation you won’t want to forget the Little Tikes Rocky Mountain River Race Inflatable Slide Bouncer. This water slide bouncer will keep the kids busy and cool for hours as they climb to the top and slip and slide down. You can also play a little Kan Jam or some Spikeball.
Maybe you enjoy hiking and there is a trail nearby, you don’t want to go without a good water bottle. The Nalgene 32 ounce water bottle is lightweight and holds enough water for a good hike. If you need a small snack on that hike, you might want to pack some KIND bars. They are small enough to put in a pocket and packed with flavor.
Maybe you just want to sit back and watch some movies during your staycation. Don’t forget the popcorn! Check out this Presto Poplite Hot Air Popper. The kids will love watching the kernels pop and everyone can put their own favorite toppings on. Check out the Fresh Idea Popcorn Seasoning pack that comes with 4 different seasonings, so if your little ones like their popcorn a little salty or and you like it a little sweet it doesn’t matter. With this pack everyone will be satisfied.