Summer Fun Roundup

cool-sun-hiIn a little more than 24 hours I will get my kids back. School will be OVER!!! They will be all mine until August.

I love having them home. That said, I know we will need lots of things to keep us from driving each other insane.

So I asked the boys to help me make a list of things they wanted to do this summer. Number one from my oldest was: take a trip to New York. Number one from my second oldest was: take a trip to California. Nice.

After I dashed their dreams of having an awesome out-of-state vacation, we made a toned-down sensible list with local attractions.

Below you will find a list of the top 10 things we want to do this summer. Also, I’ve rounded up some pretty awesome blog posts from other bloggers on fun activities for kids. I know I’m going to take advantage of all of these creative ideas during the next several weeks. I’m too tired and overwhelmed to think of everything on my own. I love that people share their ideas – I hope they don’t mind me sharing their blogs here.

Let me know what you are going to do this summer. Maybe I’ll steal some of your ideas for our family. Hopefully this summer will be epic.

  1. Go fishing at the trout farm
  2. Go to the dollar/free movie at our local theatre
  3. Go to the dollar store and get some stuff
  4. Go visit grandma Helen (my grandma, my boys’ great-grandma – if you have ever met grandma Helen, you’d want to go visit her too)
  5. Go to our city’s splash pad
  6. Drive to a park near dad’s work and have lunch with him
  7. Go camping
  8. Go to the free movies in the park in our new town
  9. Go to Tracy Aviary
  10. Go to the really cool castle park by our new house

Here are some killer ideas from other sites:

101 Fun Things to Do With Kids This Summer:

http://www.care.com/child-care-101-fun-things-to-do-with-kids-this-summer-p1017-q27919161.html

50 Outdoor Summer Activities for Kids:

http://www.sixsistersstuff.com/2013/05/50-outdoor-summer-activities-for-kids.html

33 Activities Under $10 That Will Keep Your Kids Busy All Summer:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mikespohr/activities-that-will-keep-your-kids-busy-all-sum

Indoor Summer Activities:

http://www.thetaylor-house.com/summer-activities-for-kids-series-indoor-activities/

Outdoor Summer Activities:

http://www.thetaylor-house.com/summer-activities-for-kids-outdoor-summer-fun-ideas/

How to Make Rainbow Bubble Snakes:

http://www.housingaforest.com/rainbow-bubble-snakes/

How to Make Your Own Water Blob:

http://www.clumsycrafter.com/2012/05/water-blob-tutorial/

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Anonymous
    May 22, 2014 @ 15:42:48

    I hope your bubble snakes go well! My oldest could make some fun ones, but my daughter kept inhaling the soap. Yuck!

    Reply

  2. Elise
    May 23, 2014 @ 09:39:18

    Let me know when you go to the splash pad in Kaysville. It’s literally RIGHT by my parents’ house. We’ll come join you.

    Reply

  3. Jaclyn
    May 23, 2014 @ 22:18:12

    I want to go to New York too!

    Thanks for the great list and links. I will definitely be checking them out. I’ve heard about your castle park, we might have to meet you there one day. 🙂

    Reply

    • Natalie
      May 24, 2014 @ 12:16:59

      I secretly want to go to New York too. But we went there when I was 7 months pregnant with my second and it was exhausting. I better wait until I’m not expecting 😉 We would LOVE it if you met us at the park. I haven’t seen you guys forever!!!

      Reply

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