Fun Ways to Celebrate Summer Solstice with Family

Jun 16th 2020

Summer solstice presents another opportunity for families to celebrate, bond, and think about adding new rituals to their lives. It's when the sun will rise to its highest point in the sky, a day of the year with the most hours of daylight. Here are a few fun ways to celebrate the solstice as a family at home!

Enjoy the Sunlight

Take time to feel the sunshine, notice its warmth and how it energizes the body by holding a picnic in the backyard. Just pack the essentials —some pillows, a blanket, sandwiches and refreshing drinks. Enjoy the long afternoon in the backyard, push bedtime back a bit for longer playtime and memory-making with the kids at summer solstice.

Make Sun Catchers

On this summer solstice, give the kids a chance to express their love of light and creation through the making of sun catchers. A sun catcher is a decorative piece of glass, mineral, or other see-through material that can be hung in a window to bring in the sun's rays on the walls of a room. The main materials to make a sun catcher are those that are translucent and colorful, like tissue paper, clear beads, markers on plastic, or reflective materials such as CDs and mirrored plastic. The simple objective is to create something that allows the light to pass through it when it’s hung in a window. Get creative with materials, assembly and have fun with it!

Start a Family Garden

Summer solstice is a perfect time to start a family garden. Gardening is an excellent stress reliever for a combination of fascinating reasons: exposure to fresh air and sunlight, relaxing and repetitive tasks. It'll help the kids to learn new skills, have fun, play, and develop self-confidence by spending time in the garden tending plants and growing their own food. Most kids enjoy being outdoors and love digging in the soil, getting dirty, and watching plants grow.

Make Sun Tea

Making sun tea at summer solstice is a quick and easy way to establish a tradition that kids will remember for a lifetime. Making sun tea is easy. Just put four to eight tea bags in two quarts of water, then place a cap over the pitcher. Let the tea warm in the sun for at least three hours or until it has reached the desired strength, then pop it into the refrigerator until it cools down. Pour it over ice with a squeeze of lemon, and enjoy the tea with some sweet treats like butter cookies. One traditional treat that's a must-try is Danisa Butter Cookies. Danisa Butter Cookies is made from an authentic Danish recipe. Its irresistibly buttery and delicious taste comes from high-quality butter and the finest other ingredients, baked to crisp and rich perfection.

Those are fun ways to celebrate the solstice as a family at home. In the end, summer solstice is a wonderful opportunity to slow down, take notice of earth’s splendor. So enjoy the sunlight in a fun way and celebrate its wonder!