I am all about making Summers memorable over here.
We only have 18 summers with out kids, so I personally want to make them count.
I know there is this unspoken pressure on us moms about being the most amazing "Cruise Directors" for our kids summer vacation and I think that shouldn't be the case.
We really need to get over having to entertain our kids every minute of the day.
Yes, it's summer vacation and yes, there should be some intentional and memorable times, but it's ok if they get bored...
If they are never bored, they'll never learn how to entertain themselves.
If someone is always planning every minute for them, they won't know how to plan for themselves.
If they are stuck in front of the screen all day long, they won't use their imaginations to fuel real, fun play.
In the past, I tried to do one of those days of fun summers. You know, "Make something Monday" and "Field trip Friday", etc. And all it did for us was make us tired and over scheduled.
So this year we made a list of a few things we wanted to accomplish this summer and if we get to all of them...Great!
If we don't, we always have next year!
2014 Summer Bucket List
1. Sea World!
Tips: Take drinks to help with the heat! but throw out the straws (animal safety), Take bathing suits because they have the splash pads open and are lots of fun, they also have a pretty good dining plan that may be beneficial to your family...check it out.
check out here.
3. Scavenger Hunt
Here is a good printable for both readers and non-readers. Here's a 'summer-long' one. You could even do a photo scavenger hunt to change it up some! Check out my Summer Fun Board for more ideas here.
4. Summer Movies
One thing we do every summer is check out the local Theaters Summer Movies. Many theaters offer low prices on scheduled family friendly films throughout the summer! Cinemark has theaters all over you can check out if there is one in your area here.
6. Find a New Hobby
7. Beach Days!
Quick tip: Take something to shade you, like a pop up tent...it will help make the day more pleasant and beat that afternoon sun!
8. Science Fun
9. Go Geocaching!
10. Outdoor Movie Night.
This would be so fun!
11. Spontaneous Weekend!
12. Factory Fun.
here. The website is geared toward homeschoolers but it has an extensive list of filed trip places for all over the U.S.
13. Summer Reading Awards
14. Pick Berries
15. Camp, Camp, Camp!
I hope you have a ton of fun things planned for Summer! You can check out more summer time fun when you follow me on Pinterest!
Happy Summer Friends!
You are His!