Wednesday, May 8

Fun Summer Activities For You & Your Family

I am a 'lists' person, very much my father's daughter. Summertime is no exception, so here is my list in case you  are in need of a little inspiration for Summer fun? Check it out and make your own list. See how many Summer activities you can cross off before Labor Day.

Nostalgic
  • Play tag, hopscotch, or one of your favorite childhood games
  • Ride a roller coaster
  • Play miniature golf
  • Win a prize at the fair
  • Catch fireflies at night
  • Build a sandcastle at the beach
  • Fly a kite
  • Play with the waterhose as you water your garden
  • Sleep on an old-fashioned sleeping porch

Eat and Drink
  • Eat a whole lobster with your hands
  • Pick berries and peaches at a farm
  • Buy a Creamsicle from the neighborhood ice cream truck
  • Roast marshmallows over a fire and make s’mores
  • Make lemonade from scratch
  • Eat corn on the cob
  • Sip a sweating glass of iced tea
  • Buy fresh produce at the farmers’ market
  • Drink root beer that's bottled in old-fashioned bottles, IBC!
  • Eat a soft-serve vanilla ice cream cone with rainbow sprinkles
  • Dig your own clams and steam them on the beach
  • Have a barbecue
  • Eat COLD watermelon and see who can spit the seeds the farthest

Relax
  • Nap in a hammock
  • Have a picnic in the park
  • Sit on a porch swing
  • Stargaze while lying in the grass
  • Watch the sun set from a beach
  • Dangle your feet off a dock
  • Bring a blanket and lie on the grass at an outdoor concert 
  • Go to the drive-in with your sweetie

The Great Outdoors
  • Pick wildflowers
  • Swim in a lake
  • Ride a bike
  • Go camping
  • Go for a hike
  • Go kayaking or canoeing
  • Toss a Frisbee
  • Do some Texas Tubin'
  • Grow a small herb garden

Just Because
  • Collect seashells at the beach
  • Take a last-minute road trip
  • See a Summer blockbuster
  • Read a good novel
  • Walk barefoot in the grass!
  • Get caught in a Summer rainstorm
  • Sleep with the windows open 
  • Make a Summer playlist with your favorite Summer tunes, maybe  the Beach Boys
  • Smell freshly-cut grass
  • Feel the sun on your back
  • Roll up your pant legs and go wading
  • Go to a baseball game, Go Texas Rangers!
  • Celebrate July 4th by watching fireworks 
  • Dry clothes outside on a line

If none of these activities jumped out and rang your bell, you might want to get yourself checked-out! Regardless, you MUST PLAN for Summer fun. Never leave things to chance, don't count on fun opportunities to land in your lap. Before long Labor Day will be staring you in the face as the kids declare, "We didn't have any fun this Summer"....whether they did OR not. So take this good advice and plan to succeed, plan for your family and most of all plan for yourself....

....you'll be glad ya did!

ENJOY!
BIRD WATCHING ANYONE??
~THE DOMESTIC CURATOR~
RONDA




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