Summer is quickly approaching and I find myself trying to come up with a list of fun ideas to keep us all busy!
Last year we went on our “Tour of Parks” where each week we picked a different park around town and enjoyed playing and a picnic lunch. We did all the usually things like the splash pad, beach, swimming at Grammy’s, playdates with friends and cousins, etc and so on but we had no real plan or schedule. And while no schedule fits right in with my personality with two preschoolers (add in a toddler this summer) after 2 weeks or so they were bored and I was about to lose my mind!
THIS Summer I have big,big plans! I have decided that each day will have a loose theme…and I do mean loose.
I haven’t layed it all out yet but here are some ideas I’m tossing around:
~ A day for water fun (pool, beach, splash pad, water park, sprinklers, backyard water slide,etc)
~ A day for Books/Reading ( Books store, tent reading in the backyard, checking out the book trading store in town, the library ~ as a kid one of my favorite things about summer was the reading program through the library. I’m not even sure if they still do this but if they do I’ll sign the kids up)
~ A “Get out of Town” Day ~ Zoo, EdVenture Museum, Visit to Grammy’s (soo much to do there), aquarium, so much more I could add here
~ PJ day- Movies, popcorn, backyard picnics, painting/crafts, kitchen table tents, homemade lemonade…you get the idea!
~ All about Nature- State parks, nature trails, rail trail with our bikes, neighborhood “hike”, fishing, botanical gardens, outdoor scavenger hunts, McLeod farms (strawberry picking, peaches, hay ride, homemade ice cream!), Sunflower picking ( a favorite as a kid), so much more!
Hapi Kids Yoga classes (local yoga studio)
Local movie theaters free/ $1 summer movies
Several camps I want to let the kids pick from (Science South, gymnastics, Tae Kwon Do, etc)
FunDayGo (Indoor inflatables)
Chuck E Cheese (dare I say it)
Italian Ice/Sonic Happy Hour/ Bruster’s baby cones/ Sweet cupcakes/CFA
Local Theater ~ In the past has had shows throughout the summer for the younger kids
Do I for one second think I will get through all of these? No! But, at least we have a starting off point to brainstorm from. I just don’t think going into summer with 3 kids and no game plan is a good idea! 🙂 Any thing I’m missing? What are your favorite things to do in Summer? Favorite places to visit? Help me add to my list!