Summer Fun List
The past two years, we’ve made lists of ideas for fun stuff to do over the summer. I think the original idea started with Meg at Whatever a few years ago and it’s been so fun! (Our 2011 List and 2010 List – check them out for more summer ideas!)
In one year, we’ve made a big leap. The kids are 3 and 5 this summer and we officially have some wiggle room in the afternoons for some fun time and/or a few skipped naps for the first time in about 5 years. That feels so so good and opens up a whole new world of options. I’m sure a lot of these are doubled up on the past lists, but I’m not in the mood to cross-reference a Summer Fun List, so let’s not worry about doubles, k?
The 2012 Summer Fun List
Go to the Zoo (or a few!)
eat ice cream
grow sunflowers as tall as we possibly can
plant veggies in the garden and watch them grow
go to a baseball game
go to an amusement park
go on a lot of picnics
play in the pool in the backyard. a lot.
visit as many state parks as possible
grow some massive tomatoes and some teeny tiny tomatoes
stay up late to catch lightning bugs (I swear that’s the correct spelling – I even researched!)
work on lots of messy art projects
go berry picking
make ice cream
see a movie outside
play in a creek
have a bubble blowing extravaganza
make our own sprinkler
go to a water park
swim in a lake
go to farmer’s markets. a lot.
visit roadside produce stands
grow flowers and have them always in the house
go for early morning and late evening walks
make an obstacle course in the backyard
make water balloons
eat a meal of only corn
What’s on your list this year??