Our national holiday is something we all look forward to each year, as there are many traditions tied in with this holiday! Friends, family, fireworks, BBQs, swimming, and parades may all be ways you’ve celebrated in the past. This summer, find some great alternatives to still keep your traditions intact, while not risking the safety and health of friends, family, and others during the pandemic.

Try these smart swaps for these safer alternatives in all summer long:

One Big, Blow-Out BBQ  / Plan a few smaller-scale events that allow you to maintain social distance in an outdoor setting, with smaller groups (10 or less). Bring your own food and drink and try play games that require no contact or shared items. Trivia and charades are great options! Always wear a mask.

Public Fireworks Display / Wind down with a virtual fireworks display at the end of the night instead. Have you seen the amazing footage drones can capture these days? Avoid the crowds, the heat, and the bugs by staying home and watching displays from all over the country on your big screen.

Heading To The Pool / Opt out of a public swimming area and play some fun with water games at home. From a water balloon battle to slip-in-slides or just a sprinkler, you can cool down at home in the yard safely with just the members of your household.

Watching A Parade / Personalize your parade this year and keep it to members of your house and stick to your neighborhood area. Kid

s can decorate bikes, scooters, or themselves and your family can cruise the sidewalks and keep six feet from others with ease! Plus, this extra physical activity is a great way to get moving.

About the author:

Lauren Turner currently works as the Marketing Manager for the Nebraska Safety Council, a nonprofit organization that helps people live safe, healthy lives. With over six years of marketing experience, she enjoys using her skills to share important information that can make a positive impact on others and service her community. When she is off the clock, Lauren is always out

on some sort of adventure! She enjoys time outside – kayaking, camping, biking, hiking, snowboarding, skiing, and cuddling animals.

About the the Nebraska Safety Council:

Located in Lincoln and serving all of Nebraska since 1961, the Nebraska Safety Council’s mission is to provide education and leadership to empower people to live safe and healthy. Our passionate team of experts provides support and services to organizations of all sizes, across a wide-range of industries throughout the state and surrounding areas. The Nebraska Safety Council’s comprehensive programs, training courses, events, and services are designed to improve employee care at a desk, on the production floor, behind the wheel, and off the job (www.nesafetycouncil.org).

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