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I am sooo ready for summer. By the time school comes around, I’ll be ready and excited for that too, but I need a break and I know the kids need one too. My favorite part of summer is the same since I was a kid – sleeping in. I started doing some summer planning a few years ago to make sure we made the most of our time together. I do not plan something every day, because I think there should be plenty of down time, but I use the planning to spread out fun things throughout the summer.
If you need ideas for fun, I’ve created a list (this is just an image – print the printable for better resolution). These are also great boredom busters for rainy afternoons! Do you love rainy summer days as much as I do?
I also bought local fun passes that will give us entrance into several places like bowling alleys, trampoline parks, and even a waterpark. I am really a homebody at heart, so it was my way of making sure we wouldn’t make excuses not to get out of the house.
Still – I know that you may want a different bucket list. Heck, *I* want a different bucket list too than an exact replica of these 52 ideas, I like to make our actual bucket list personalized. I ask each of the kids for the things they’d really like to do too. Sometimes their ideas of fun are funny to me, like “buy candy at the grocery store” … hahaha!!
Here’s some fun activity ideas I’ve posted about before for more inspiration!
- Bread Turtles
- Easy Homemade Playdough
- LEGOS Day
- Jar of Job Opportunities
- Errand Treasure Hunt
- Gardening Inspiration
- That Time I Bought Ladybugs
- Sunday Dinner Jobs
- New Parenting Catch-Phrase (& a tip)
- Beach Memory Jar
- GAME: Help Your Neighbor
- Tween & Parent Book Club
- Homemade Fruit Snacks
- That Time I Gave My Kids Haircuts
And the calendar …
It is really fun for me to plot things on the calendar. This calendar goes from Memorial Day to Labor Day. It is a great visual of summer! I already printed this off and started making plans with the kids last night. Have I mentioned yet that I’m ready for summer to start already?!
Download your FREE Summer Fun Printable (For personal use only – feel free to share this blog post link with friends and family.)
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