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Saturday, May 25, 2013

2013 Summer Fun List


Last summer I came up with a list of 50 Summer Activities. I've done some tweaking to the list this year, deleting some things that didn't work for our family and adding some others. The number is a little over 50 now. I've separated them into categories: trips, indoor activities, outdoor activities, and in the kitchen. I gave each category a color and spray painted craft sticks to match. Then I wrote the activities on the correct color sticks and put them in a pot. Now, all we have to do is choose a stick of the appropriate color each day.

Here's the list:
Places to Go
  • Splash Pad
  • Library
  • Park
  • Outdoor concert
  • $1 Movies
  • Bike ride
  • Local historical sites
  • Aquarium
  • Museum
  • Swan Lake
  • Go get milkshakes
  • Go bowling
  • Picnic
  • Pool
Indoor Fun
  • Tie-Dye Suns
  • Painted sticks
  • Gum drop architecture (gum drops or marshmallows and toothpicks)
  • Sponge Jenga
  • Make sock puppets
  • Reading Day
  • Movie Day
  • Game Day
  • Melted crayon art
  • Lego building contest
  • Decorate t-shirts
  • Make bird feeders
  • Make slime
  • Puzzle day
  • Bubble painting
  • Make paper bag puppets
  • Paint with marbles
  • Coffee filter paintings
  • Make ice boats
Outdoor Fun
  • Yard bowling
  • Shishka-ball
  • Water color with squirt guns
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Play hopscotch
  • Play tag
  • Have a water balloon fight
  • Play frisbee
  • Melt ice blocks with water guns
  • Have a water gun war
  • Make sidewalk paint
  • Play in the sprinkler
  • Play with playdough
  • Play flashlight tag
  • Ice painting
  • Splatter painting
  • Nature Scavenger Hunt
  • Alphabet Walk
In the Kitchen


  1. Hi TaMara,

    What a great list you have there! So many wonderful activities. Did you see where Mindy has a Summer Fun Bucket List printable at DenSchool? I have never really planned our summer fun (we are a wing-it kind of family) but I am loving this idea.

    I think my favorite activity on your list is the Squirt Gun Watercolor - I can't wait to see your pictures of that!

    I hope (scratch that, I know) you and your bunch have a wonderful summer,


  2. Wow! Your family has so much fun ahead of you. Thanks for the ideas.

  3. Love the ideas! I also like how you split them up based on location. That is a good idea. We did our summer bucket list but just did big things - basically outside of the house. So now we have more to work on!

  4. Sounds like a very fun summer to me :)


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