Summer Fun 2012

Summer break has officially started for us. I am slowly coming up with ideas to keep the kids busy (and Mommy from going crazy from repeated – “I’m bored” – requests). I created a list of fun activities we can do as a family throughout the summer. Some are pre-planned activities I know we are doing and others are activities to do when we don’t have any plans. These particular activities will likely be done on the weekends when Dad is home with us.

Our list of activities:
  • fishing
  • camping
  • local pool
  • zoo
  • baseball game
  • bubbles
  • sprinklers
  • summer movies (our local theater has inexpensive summer kid’s movies)
  • homemade ice cream 
  • go on a hike
  • picnic
  • pink jeep tour
  • library program (our children’s library has a summer reading program with a lot of fun local guests to entertain and educate the kids)
  • tabletop s’mores
  • pool party
  • mini golf
  • summer concert
  • water balloon fight
  • garden
  • play date
  • chalk
  • fly a kite
Being a craft blogger, I had the overwhelming urge to go all out and make something with card stock and embellishments and basically just over-do it. But, this time, I just needed to keep it simple. I used a large piece of kid’s art paper and different colored markers. Anyone can do this in about 10 minutes. It helps to include the kids in coming up with some ideas of fun things they would like to do.
I am also planning on posting some educational and fun activities I will be doing with the kids during the week while Dad is at work. I will post those as we do them! You can check out my Summer Pinterest board. I will be adding more ideas as I find them!
I hope this inspires you to create a summer bucket list of your own. We have already checked one item off the list – ‘camping’ and tomorrow we get to cross off another – ‘pink jeep tour in Sedona’.
What activities do you have planned to keep the kids (and yourself) entertained throughout the summer?

© copyright 2013 – All rights reserved

Thank you for reading Laura’s Crafty Life!


  1. This is a great idea. I can’t tell you how many times we can’t think of something to do and the next day we think “oh we should have done ____ yesterday”.

  2. The chart is a great idea. I watch my grandkids during the day and we found a really cool idea, that they just LOVED. Check it out. a mini wienie roast.


Speak Your Mind