Friday, June 01, 2012

100 Things To Do This Summer!

  It's June & summer is here!!!

  You know those summer days when your kids come to you & say, "I'm bored." I remember doing that as a kid & my mom promptly putting me to work. Usually out in the garden. :)

  Several years ago I made up a (much smaller) list of things to do during the summer. It was simple, inexpensive things & we tried to do as many as we could that summer. We ended up doing almost all of them & I have to tell you that that simple list made that summer very memorable & special.

So ward off summer boredom & see how much fun you can have instead!
  1. Pick berries
  2. Go to the beach
  3. Have a summer party
  4. Build a sand castle
  5. Fly a kite
  6. Stargaze
  7. Go camping or sleep in the backyard
  8. Go to the playground
  9. Play mini golf
  10. Eat ice cream
  11. Make popsicles
  12. Blow bubbles
  13. Visit a local theatre or summer musical
  14. Go for a bike ride
  15. Go for a walk
  16. Read a book
  17. Visit a local music festival
  18. Go on a picnic
  19. Go to some yard sales or garage sales
  20. Go on a road trip
  21. Visit a museum
  22. Make a craft
  23. Cook up a summer feast
  24. Visit a local fair or carnival
  25. Shop at the local farmer's market
  26. Go for a boat ride
  27. Play charades
  28. Wash your car by hand
  29. Draw pictures with sidewalk chalk
  30. Play hopscotch
  31. Go on a hike
  32. Collect sea shells
  33. Sing campfire songs
  34. Lay on the grass & look at the clouds
  35. Build a fort
  36. Plant a garden
  37. Pick flowers
  38. Go to the library
  39. Visit a local farm
  40. Roast marshmallows
  41. Have friends over to play
  42. Jump in the sprinkler
  43. Put on a play or a puppet show
  44. Have a lemonade stand
  45. Bake cookies
  46. Play a board game
  47. Go horseback riding
  48. Play baseball or attend a local game
  49. Make a CD of your favourite summer songs
  50. Catch bugs in a jar
  51. Play frisbee golf
  52. Go fishing
  53. Make paper airplanes
  54. Snap some photos
  55. Skip stones
  56. Learn or teach something new
  57. Have a movie marathon
  58. Play with water balloons
  59. Have a watermelon seed-spitting contest
  60. Draw a picture
  61. Have a tea party
  62. Make a root beer float
  63. Start a journal
  64. Make homemade pizza
  65. Watch the sunrise
  66. Watch the sunset
  67. Have a fashion show
  68. See some fireworks
  69. Visit a second hand store. Search for a new-to-you treasure
  70. Go to a local stampede or rodeo
  71. Go to the zoo
  72. Feed the birds in the park
  73. See a parade
  74. Listen to some new music
  75. Have a video game tournament with prizes for the winners
  76. Play cards
  77. Have a water fight
  78. Play tag
  79. Go to the pool
  80. Write a letter
  81. Do a puzzle
  82. Have a scavenger hunt
  83. Make an obstacle course in the backyard
  84. Visit a tourist spot near your home
  85. Throw a block party
  86. Jump on a trampoline
  87. Make a pinwheel
  88. Climb a tree
  89. Go exploring
  90. Play street hockey
  91. Relax in a hammock
  92. Have a wheelbarrow race
  93. Make a banana split
  94. Play musical chairs
  95. Have a pillow fight
  96. Bury someone in the sand
  97. Have a talent show
  98. Have a 3-legged race
  99. Attend a local outdoor movie night
  100. Visit a national/ provincial/ state park

Click HERE for a printable list

Check off as many as you can or just the ones that interest you. 

Let's rock this summer!

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  1. Amy- while wearing heelsFriday, June 01, 2012

    What a BRILLIANT idea.  I am going to have to do the same.  I love that some of them are so simple, too, like skipping stones.  May you have a wonderful summer, have kids that aren't bored and make a lot of great memories.

  2. Wow, great list thanks! I'm a new blog follower from the Six Sisters blog hop.  I would love if you followed me back at

  3. Camille BeckstrandMonday, June 04, 2012

    We love this list!! Thanks for the fun summer activites! We are so glad you joined our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday".  We love to see all of the great recipes and ideas!! Thanks and we hope to see you again next week!  -The Sisters

  4. Greetings! I am interested in one thing, of course if that's not too much to ask could you please share with us your place of birth?


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