Making the most of a COVID summer

Summer is a bit of a magical season, if you will. At least, I think it is. I’m not exactly sure how to explain it, but there is something so wonderful about casual and carefree summer days and evenings spent with people we love and appreciate.

That being said, summer 2020 is looking a little different because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Activities we may typically look forward to and engage in throughout the summer have been halted, with some being cancelled altogether. But, despite the limited ways in which we can celebrate summer, there are many other ways we can truly enjoy the season so many of us look forward to and love.

Here are a few examples of how we can make the most of a COVID summer with inspiration from Pittsburgh Mom Collective.

  • Have a picnic with friends, family members or a partner in your own backyard
  • Have a classic campfire and try making an entire meal over the fire as opposed to just smores (no disrespect to smores, though)
  • Participate in a classic water fight with either balloons or water guns
  • If you own a trampoline, place a sprinkler underneath it or water balloons on top for a refreshing experience
  • Go fruit picking at a local farm
  • Stay up and watch the sunrise while camping in your backyard
  • Get creative and build a makeshift tire swing
  • Create a DIY splash pad with tarps and a sprinkler
  • Go for a scenic walk through a local park or trail
  • Build your own birdfeeder
  • If possible, set up a ‘drive-in’ in your own yard with a portable projector
  • Throw some blankets and pillows in the back of a pickup truck and stargaze

I’m willing to bet there are plenty more examples of summer activities we can engage in that I haven’t listed, meaning we really can make the most of a COVID summer.


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