Tuesday, June 21, 2011


It's our last summer before Hudson heads off to kindergarden, so we're going to make the most of it. The kids and I made a list of 100 things we want to do this summer, and we're off to a great start. The best part is most of the activities are free or inexpensive. I made sure to include some indoor activities for the days it's just too hot and the pools are crowded. I had to abbreviate a few of them, but any food items listed are cooking activities for us to do together. I'm really excited to make cars out of boxes then have a "drive-in movie." I still remember the red and orange box cars my dad made for my sister and me one year. 

 We all ready checked "beach" off our list. It was cold and breezy that day, but so much fun. I'm sure we'll make several more beach trips this summer. Hudson grew up going to the beach at least once a week for the first part of his life, so he's a natural. And Charlotte loved it. It was all I could do to keep her from throwing herself headfirst into the cold, cold water. She squealed and giggled when the water wrapped around her ankles. Then she would plop down on her bottom to fully enjoy the experience.

"The List" has taken center stage on our fridge. And Hudson so proudly places a checkmark or two on the list every day. I love it too, because it takes the "I'm bored," right out of summer. And you all know I'm a huge sucker for a checklist. I've left plenty of wiggle room in the list for some traditional summer "do-nothing" days too, just to save my sanity. What's on your summer list?

UPDATE (6/6/2014):

I cleaned up the design of the original Summer List, and made it easier to look at. The font I used up there was really terrible. Yikes. Sorry 'bout that.

Don't miss the 100 (More!) Things to Do This Summer list, either. Find both printable files here. And Happy Summer!


Jennifer said...

We've got our summer list going - some things are free but my older one has big plans that cost a lot this summer. At least my younger two think going to the library is a fun thing to cross off the list.

Barbara said...

What a fun list! I'm looking forward to some summertime camping (:

Emily Reese said...

Such a great list! Connor is the perfect age for most of them.

I can't wait to see you over the 4th and talk you into moving to SLC with me next year... Em

km said...

He is going to school??! KINDERGARDEN??? NO WAY! How can that be? I like you list... that is some serious FUN FUN FUN!