Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Summer Fun List

We've been steadily working our way through our Summer Fun List so I thought I should share it with you before summer comes to an end. We took a different approach for our list than what we did last year. I wanted to make some of the activities easy for the kids to see and understand so I went with pictures they could recognize.


I used some wooden discs, a sharpie, and some colored pencil to add some dimension to our summer fun. I picked out some of the activities I knew would excite them, some we'd be likely to do over again, and some I thought I could actually handle drawing. We all know I'm not the one with the drawing talent in the family so big thanks to Pepaw and my sister for helping with that.

  List 4

List 3

List 2

Once all the drawing was finished we glued a magnet to the back and voila!  They are residing on the fridge right now because I haven't finished my magnetic chalkboard, but it works.  We can choose right from there and the great thing is I can place them on our magnetic dry erase calendar on the date we're going to doing an activity. 
I think we'll stick to this method for our other seasons as well, it has been a lot of fun.  I already have some great ideas for a fall list.  But first let's get to the rest of the summer list:
  1. Make balloon Animals
  2. Make Pajamas
  3. Bleach Pen t-shirts
  4. Make a fort
  5. Make a pinata
  6. Paint ourselves
  7. Chalk drawings
  8. Glow stick lanterns
  9. Make popsicles
  10. Night swimming
  11. Make our own books
  12. Homemade bouncy balls
  13. Watertable ice fishing
  14. Library day
  15. Movie Night
  16. Make & fly a kite
  17. Have a picnic
  18. Backyard Camping
  19. Face Painting
  20. Science day
  21. Baseball game
  22. Swimming
  23. Ice Cream Party
  24. Boat Ride
  25. Water fight
  26. Sun Prints
  27. Pink hair (Kinsley is most excited about this one)
  28. Sprinkler day
  29. Bake sale
  30. Make a kite
  31. Pick berries
  32. Jewelry making
  33. Make slime
  34. Learn to hoop dance --though I think I'm moving this one to fall when the weather is nicer
  35. Flashlight tag
  36. Catch fireflies/lightning bugs
  37. Mini golf
  38. Lemonade stand
  39. Puppet Show
  40. Go Fishing
  41. Go to the lake
  42. Bonfire
  43. Make pickles
  44. S'mores
  45. Bubbles
  46. Fireworks
  47. Bowling
  48. Catch butterflies
  49. Mommy date
  50. Daddy date
Have a fun summer!


  1. How adorable is this...I'm not even joking these came out so so cute... I might have to make some of these in the near future... they are all such great ideas too...ideas that sometimes might get forgotten otherwise!!
    Thanks for sharing and inspiring:)

    1. Thanks so much. My oldest is already excited about the ones for fall.

  2. what a lovely idea, these are so pretty, I bet the whole family enjoy choosing an activity.

    1. That is what I love most about it, that it includes everyone.

  3. This is such a cute idea! It helps for the children to see the item to have a visual of what they are doing. Awesome, love it!

    1. Thank you! Sometimes it is the most simple ideas that turn out to be the most loved.