More Ideas for Summer Fun

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Yesterday the kids and I headed to Chick-Fil-A for lunch and I brought along our Summer Planning binder. I handed each of my writing kids a summer “to do” list to fill out since I wanted their input on what to do this summer. I took notes for the girls while the boys sat at the next table, filling in their papers.

The girls were hilarious, taking turns telling me what to write down. Watching Tangled was at the top of their list. (As if they hadn’t seen it a dozen times already.)

As you know, this book holds much of what has been successful for us in the past to have a great summer.

Even More Ideas

In the last week or so, I’ve stumbled across even more ideas for summer fun. Here’s a sampling:

The Summer Park Tour :: Happy Brown House

30 Fun Craft Sites to Keep Your Toddler and You Busy During the Summer :: The Mom Writes

June Month of Fun Downloadable Calendar :: Amanda Bennett Unit Studies

100 Days of Summer :: Mom Advice

10 Tips for Free Summer Fun :: Smockity Frocks

Have YOU found something cool to do this summer?

Tell us!

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  1. thanks so much for all your wonderful ideas and for the links to others ideas as well. i bookmarked many of the sites on the list from THE MOM WRITES! Looking forward to taking the time to explore the craft ideas more later! Thanks!

  2. Even more than I love our Summer Planning Binder (thanks for the idea!), I love the towering stack of napkins in the photo…I’m totally THAT mom, too ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Thanks so much for linking up to The Summer Park Tour, Jessica! I feel honored to make the link list!

  4. Oh, you are so sweet! Thank you so much for linking to our 100 days of summer idea list. We have already started tackling a few and school ends for us on Friday ๐Ÿ™‚ I love, love, love the idea of a summer binder- so smart! xo

  5. Topping our list of summer fun is exploring in the country. We have 5 acres we’ll be building on soon and the kids are hoping to familiarize themselves with every inch! ๐Ÿ˜‰ We also have a big garden the kids are helping me with this year. Summer reading programs are a blast in our area and we take full advantage of all the free summer fun they offer! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for your tips. Love the ideas…

  6. I love the idea of a Summer Fun binder! My kids are maybe a little young for it yet (3 and 1), but I’m filing that one in the back of my mind.

    I just posted a list of ten free things to do in summer:

    My absolute favorite so far is that every day in the summer, kids get 2 free games of bowling at AMF bowling centers. My 3 year old is going to love that – and I love that it’s FREE!

  7. My city just opened a new free splash park and we plan on being regulars! We’ve also been exploring local Civil War sites since there’s so much going on with the 150th anniversary. Basically, if it’s free and I can fit my double stroller I’ll be there, bonus points if there’s a body of water or an ice cream stand near by. I love summer!

  8. We signed up, again this year, for – the kids each get 2 free games of bowling at our local participating alley every day from Memorial day through the end of August. Since we do not own bowling shoes, we do have to pay for the rental of those but what a steal!! And my kidlets love it!!

  9. I did a staycation post for Erie, pA — but many of the ideas would work for everywhere!

  10. Love the idea of the summer planning binder. I am doing a series on my blog right now called 51 Ideas to Make this the Most Fun Summer Ever for Your Family where I am posting an idea a day!

    Hope you and your kids enjoy a fun summer!

  11. Ok, so I finally got around to completing this list with my 8 year old son. I have it on my blog:

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