12 Ways to Celebrate the First Day of Summer with Kids

Celebrating the first day of summer is a tradition your children will remember all their lives. 

If you’ve been looking for more ways to get your kids outside, the longer days of summer are the perfect opportunity!

The summer solstice is the harbinger of hot afternoons, wild thunderstorms, and nights filled with fireflies.

Celebrating Summer Solstice Ideas

The word “solstice” brings together two Latin words: sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still). At the winter and summer solstices, the sun as seen from Earth appears to pause in its seasonal motion and then reverse its path.

When is the 2023 Summer Solstice?

In the northern hemisphere, our summer solstice occurs around June 21 each year. (In the southern hemisphere, this date marks the winter solstice. December 21 is their summer and our winter solstice.)

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