I was completely inspired by Martha's summer activity list and I knew I had to make one with the boys. So over the weekend we sat down with a large posterboard on the floor and a red sharpie in J's hand and we began listing off things we wanted to do over the summer. It was so fun putting together a game plan for the next eleven weeks. And it was a wonderful reminder how my boys really relish the simple things in life.
Here is what we want to do this summer...
+ play at the park check!
+ go to the beach check!
+ build a sand castle check!
+ walk in a creek check!
+ ride bicycles check!
+ visit the zoo check!
+ go to omsi check!
+ play in the backyard check!
+ go camping check!
+ make s'mores check!
+ go "camping" in our backyard
+ sign up for the summer reading program at our local library check!
+ go fishing check!
+ play with water balloons check!
+ go for a hike check!
+ visit multnomah falls check!
+ visit la check!
+ go to legoland check!
+ play miniature golf check!
+ go bowling [check out this site for free bowling coupons] check!
+ read a book under the covers with a flashlight check!
+ go rollerskating at oaks park
+ watch fireworks check!
+ go berry picking check!
+ visit our farmers market check!
+ go bird watching
+ go egg hunting
+ take a trip to seattle check!
+ host a popsicle party
+ go swimming check!
+ have play dates with classmates check!
+ have a picnic at the park check!
+ make ice cream check!
+ invite friends over for brunch check!
+ watch a movie at the park check!
+ watch a concert in the park
+ go to a street fair check!
+ make sun prints check!
+ paint a picture check!
+ write + illustrate a book
+ visit the arboretum check!
+ take a road trip check!
+ plant some flowers check!
+ host a back to school party
+ make ice cream sandwiches check!
+ go to vacation bible school check!
+ send a postcard to a friend check!
+ go school supply shopping check!
And if you haven't already made your list be forewarned that the list grows with each passing day [funny how that happens] and many items on the list will be repeated countless times over the course of the summer! Today I came across this wonderful 100 summer photo opportunities list compiled by Kelly Willette which has so many fantastic ideas. If you have anything on your list that you think my boys might enjoy, please share!! I made my own personal summer list which I'll be sharing next week. Happy Summer, Friends!