It just wouldn't be summer without devoting some serious time dedicated to riding bikes and scooters! For kids, it is a rite of passage- your first set of wheels, and your first ticket to freedom! We love making this a family activity for our DIY summer camp at home!
At our old house, we were fortunate enough to be blessed with a large circular driveway, so riding bikes and scooters was a perfect way for my kids to spend an hour or two getting some exercise. But even with the cool driveway option, my older kids prefer to pedal up and down the street which gives them a greater sense of independence and freedom!
As they got older, the kids begged for a ramp that they could use for bikes, skateboards, and scooters- but we wanted to make sure we were accommodating different ages and abilities.
So Steve built a ramp out of leftover wood that we had in the garage- it is low enough that the younger kids can use it safely and high enough that the older kids can use it to catch a little air when they ride over it with enough speed!
Of course with 6 kids riding over it all summer long, a wooden ramp wasn't destined to last- so we purchased this more durable launch ramp – and we've had it for years now!
Sometimes the kids would rather ride their Razor scooters ! We consider this a must-have for every child!
But when the kids would leave their scooters and bikes all over the garage in a heap- it made us crazy! So my husband put his wood-working skills to good use and built this handy scooter parking rack!
And a properly fitted kids bike helmet is a must! This post gives an excellent overview of which helmet will be right for your young rider !
Please check out my DIY Summer Camp page for lots of ideas on how to host your own kids summer camp at home!
Here are some more great summer ideas for you:
- Free Family Summer Bucket List Printable
- 50 Fun Summer Activities, Crafts, and Field Trips (From Pre-K to Teens!)
- 10 Summer Hobbies for Kids (That They Can Learn Themselves!)