Summer is HERE!

Summer is HERE!

So its SUMMER! My little one just completed kindergarten. She loved it, although at times was quite bored and hated the homework. I’m pretty sure she’s stoked that it is summer time. What plans do you have with your family? vacations? out door play? pool? beach? So many things to do right?

Here are just a few fun ideas to get yah started!

  1. Make ice cream sandwiches.
  2. Volunteer at a nature center.
  3. Have a luau in the backyard.
  4. Visit the beach and collect shells.
  5. Make a fort out of cardboard boxes.
  6. Visit a farmer’s market.
  7. Have a picnic at a park.
  8. Make ice cream. my daughter has been begging me to make ice cream ever since she saw a video on youtube.
  9. Go canoeing at a local lake.
  10. Build a sandcastle.
  11. Clean up trash at a local park
  12. Have a backyard campfire…or just use the grill! Roast hot dogs on sticks, pop popcorn and finish off with s’mores.
  13. Make homemade pizza.
  14. Go for a walk and then make a collage from nature objects you find along the way.
  15. Head to a creek and look at the ducks. W have a canal right near our hose, so we will definitely be doing this one.
  16. Have a water balloon fight.
  17. Practice your origami skills and make objects to hang from the ceiling.
  18. Go biking on a trail.
  19. Interview an older relative about what life was like when they were young.
  20. Plan a picnic at a local park — or in your backyard.
  21. Print out a list of children’s book. Visit the local library throughout the summer and try to read as many as you can.
  22. Practice making interesting shadow puppets and then put on a show with your characters.
  23. Plant a garden of herbs and veggies.
  24. Make a sidewalk chalk mural.
  25. Have an outdoor painting party using huge canvases or cardboard.
  26. Plant a butterfly garden with flowers.
  27. Pretend to be pirates for a day — dress up in costumes and plan a treasure hunt.
  28. Turn the backyard into a carnival — set up a face painting area and games like ring toss.
  29. Make totem poles out of paper towel rolls and decorate them.
  30. Visit a museum you’ve never been to.
  31. Make a giant hopscotch or Twister game on the lawn (with spray paint) or driveway (with chalk).
  32. String beads into jewelry.
  33. Make a bird house out of Popsicle sticks.
  34. Learn about stargazing and identify as many constellations as possible — see if there are any local astronomy groups for kids.
  35. Create leis with wildflowers.
  36. Go fossil hunting near a lake.
  37. Make paper boats and race them in a kiddie pool using straws to propel them.
  38. Play mini-golf — or set up a course in your driveway by laying different size containers on their sides.
  39. Make your own colored sand and create sand art.
  40. Visit an amusement park or water park.

Happy Summer!


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