We will officially kick off the first day of summer vacation in an just under a week and well, the thought of three small children home all-day-ever-day can be a little overwhelming. I shudder at the thought of listening to them bicker and fight over who’s turn it is to use the ipad or hearing them moan ” I’m bored.. there’s nothing to do”.
What are we going to do all summer to keep everyone active and happy?
I want my little ones to have memories of the fun, silly, and dare I say crazy activities we did as a family. We have done summer bucket lists in years past but this summer we are going to do things a little differently.
Wouldn’t it be so much fun to have something new and exciting to look forward to each week?
Join me next Friday for Part 2 of our summer series “15 things to do with your kids in the summer time.”
Looking for other great activities to do with your kids?
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So many great ideas! We actually have a tent set up in our backyard right now……hoping to spend several nights out there this summer.
Its going to be a great summer!! I still need to make our bucket list!
Wow! With a list like that the kids should never get bored!
Sara P. (@SensiblySara) says
I love this list because they are all things we actually do. PLUS they are accessible to anyone!
Melissa Vera says
I think we are going to try geo caching this year. It looks like fun.
Love these ideas! S’mores are definitely on my list, and I can’t wait for July 4th fireworks. We have our pool that we’ve been spending every afternoon we can in.
What a great list. It would be especially great to pull out when my kid start saying “Im bored”!
Such a great list for summer fun! We just made S’mores last night!
Those are great ideas! It’s the little things that kids remember so I’m trying not to kill myself over planning.
Christine Young says
What a great list! We’ve already done several, but will add the others to our summer bucket list, for sure!!
Liz Mays says
Geo-caching would be a lot of fun to try out. Planting a garden would be great too.
Ellen ThatChicMom says
Great list! We have done most of these things already or they will be happening but paddle boating I forgot all about. I loved that as a kid now I need to find a place to do it!
Love all of these suggestions! Today we pulled out the tarp and used it as a slip and slide. 2 hours of free fun!
Shop with Me Mama (Kim) says
This is a great list! I really want to pack a picnic lunch with my family and go to a nice park and eat! Lots of things I want to do this summer!
That’s a nice little list. Another thing to do is to go to a movie matinee. Prices are usually much cheaper and it’s a great way to get out of the heat.
Laura funk says
We have been doing several of these things. Definitely want to add catching bugs though, that would be something my kids would adore
Several of these are on our summer to do list! I’m trying to keep the kids unplugged this summer so we’ll be adding some of these ideas for even more fun!
These are great ideas! We usually run out of things to do in late July… 😉
Anne - Mommy Has to Work says
You have an awesome list! I’m already getting the I’m bored sayings. I need to get some activites going.
This is a great list. We have done a lot of these so far! I really would like to camp out in the backyard with my kids this summer though!
Debbie L. says
Great list of summer fun. We are planning our zoo trip the end of July.
Great list of summer activities! Pinning to reference this summer.
Seattle Travel Blogger says
Great list! I used to collect lightning bugs when I was a kid. That’s always fun!
Carol Bryant says
What a fun list – I would love to do most of the things on this list. Very colorful, too.
I’ve done at least 10 things from this list when I was younger expect collect bugs. I’m not into Bugs but this is a fun list
Yes to all of these!!! The S’mores are something we are doing this weekend!
My kids love geo caching! these are great ideas, thanks!
Debbie Denny says
Lots of great ideas. Love the list.
What an awesome list, I don’t have kids and want to do more than half the things on this list! Sharing with my best friend I know she will def want to do these with her kids!
Lisa Nolan says
I love infographics! They are so visual! This is a great one for families to enjoy, happy summer is upon us!
Thanks for this! I sometimes sit here with out a clue for what to do after a month home. So this will be helpful!
Heather D. (@GirlGoneMom) says
I really want to try geocaching. I have to print this out!
Mama to 5 BLessings says
We have done many ourselves! The pool after the zoo would be good here, it is the 90’s this week!
Saidah Washington (@ApronsStilletos) says
We’ve already done a few of these and plan on many more before the summer ends.
Lois Alter Mark says
These are all great suggestions. My kids used to love going geo-caching when they were younger.
Jessica Harlow says
This is a great summer to-do list with the kids! I’m proud to say we’ve already checked off some of these and summer has technically just started! No doubt we’ll be doing a bunch of them several times this summer!
We like going to the library in the summer to read. It’s cool and keeps us out of the hot sun.
Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says
Awesome ideas. We get a season parking pass for the beach, so that is where we will be ALL SUMMER 🙂