With summer fast approaching, getting the essentials for all your activities can be overwhelming and your list can seem endless. Here are 7 items you should definitely buy before summer’s here.

  1. Art supplies. Yes, art projects will keep your kid’s creativity up! Try a vision board using old magazines you have laying around.
  2. Camping essentials. Nothing is worse than realizing that you forgot the most important thing for your camping trip: the tent.
  3. Beach toys. Stock up on plastic buckets and shovels to build sand castles right on the water. Don’t forget those beach shoes, too.
  4. Pool gear. Swim suit? Check. Goggles? Check. Towel? Check.
  5. Books. Spending the evening reading with your little ones is a nice end to a summer’s day. Stock up on books for babies through elementary school-aged kids. A trip to the local library is a good start to summer reading.
  6. Sports gear. Don’t forget to pack the protective gear before dropping off your kiddo at softball or baseball practice this summer.
  7. Games. Who doesn’t love family game night during summer? Don’t forget about the classics: Monopoly, Guess Who?, Scrabble and Clue!

To make your life even easier during the months leading up to summer vacation, Google Express is offering 25% off your first order*. Shopping from the sofa? Count us in! Use code SUMMERCAMP at checkout.

*Applies only to 1st purchase. Maximum discount per purchase is capped at $30.00. Valid until 6/30/17. The coupon is limited to the first 500 users per day. Gift cards, membership costs and shipping & service fees excluded. For full terms, see g.co/express.trial