Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Summer Time!!

It's that time again, and I can't wait! Caleb's summer vacation is just days away, so I have dusted off my "Things To Do in Summer List" as the word "bored" is like a curse word in my house. I have told Caleb (and will remind him on his last day of school) that if he is thinking the words, "I'm bored," he simply needs to go to the fridge where our list hangs and decide what adventure he would like to pursue next. Please add comments with other ideas I may have missed. And most importantly, have fun with your kids this summer!

Things to do this Summer

Together (Ideas to do as Parent and Child)
Free Movies - check your local theaters
Free Bowling -
Beach – ride the waves
Have a playdate
Play a board game
Play cards
Library – Summer Reading Program

Costs Money
Paint Pottery
Mini Golf
Be a Tourist
Go to the Zoo
Go to a Museum
Go to Aquarium
Monkey Joes
Go to a sporting event
Make a garden

Things to do Alone (or Together)
Work on Scripture Memory
Practice a Sport
Work on Summer Scrapbook
Take some pictures
Make a picture
Draw with chalk
Make a card for someone
Write a letter
Write a poem
Write a song
Send an email to a relative or friend
Read a book or a chapter
Read to a sibling
Clean your room
Call a relative
Play a computer game
Play on Swing Set
Give the dog a bath
Play Fetch with the dog
Wash the car
Build an indoor fort
Make something out of Recycle Bin
Playdough – make it & play with it
Ride your bike
Ride your scooter
Watch a TV show
Watch a DVD
Go on a treasure hunt in the backyard
Make a movie
Make a collage from old magazines
Play with your toys
Go on a Virtual Field Trip

Help Mommy
(You can earn $.25 for each chore you complete thoroughly and with a good attitude)
Load dishwasher
Empty dishwasher
Do laundry
Fold laundry
Wash windows and mirror
Put away groceries


Summer fun... I grabbed Caleb while walking by the pool and just jumped in, clothes and all! :-)


Yajaira said...

So blessed to call you my sister! Thank you for taking the time to help us mommies stay sane. May God continue to bless you and your family.

Christie said...

Thanks girl! I feel the same way about you! Love you!