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it was time to do it again for the summer of 2012!
It is now AUGUST!!!
Time to update the list we have.
I have taken over Miss Sarah’s Daisy Troop…
(I know, in my spare time, LOL)
I have planned with the girls.
HAVE to do over the summer! It’s a list to refer back to when you have those
“what should we do today” moments.
There is NO WAY we will get everything on the list done in the 10-12
week window of summer vacation !!!
Just like meal planning –
some ideas can roll onto the NEXT list if they don’t actually happen on THIS list.|
Some things are a definitly happening item and some a “fillers”.
Pinterest (LOVE that site)
and will show them below but here is OUR list,
just in case you need an idea or two to start yours!
So far our list:
*Make “Fairies in a Jar”
*swimming – pool is ready – started enjoying it too!
*make Popsicles (I shared my recipe list in the recipe section!)
*library and bookstore reading programs (I blogged about this HERE)
*Tupperware Team Memorial Day Picnic – DONE!
*Going to the Dells
*A Princess Birthday Party for Miss Sarah – a hit!
*Going to the Voss’s cabin with my in-laws – reservation DONE!
*Daisy Field trip to Video Rental Place and Culver’s – they get FREE rentals for their report cards and FREE ice cream at Culver’s!
*crafting (an ongoing process)
*Church Drive In Movie Night – missed it
*taking Miss Sarah to Florida to see Aunt Brenda and Uncle Sam – with a visit to Disney!
*make homemade ice cream (I got a machine free from TW a few years ago and we didn’t use it ONCE last summer and found a pretty cool recipe for SnickerDoodle Ice Cream to try!!)
*homemade bubbles with dish soap and white corn syrup
*Daisy Pool Party!- it was fun!
*Upgrade from Toddler Swing Set to Wooden Play Structure One (done early! – just need to sand/stain)
*Camp Invention for Sarah (she’s ahead in math and English – so we are promoting science per her teacher’s recommendation!)
*Tupperware Team Pool Party – I had WAAAAY too many hot dogs!
*Bake and take cookies to our church’s Homeless Support Group
*Daisy Camp Out in our backyard (with Mom’s!)- think S’mores in the fire pit – nature scavenger hunt and more! – this weekend!
*A few events from the Local Parks and Rec Guide for Miss Sarah – Friday is the last one
*Visit the local county fair- did it and had a booth at it
*a few family cookouts/pool parties
*Another packing of “blessing bags” for the Homeless Ministry- made an 18 gallon tote full!
*4th of July parade
*Concerts on the square (free) – missed it this year.
*Crafty Kids thru the library – it was today!
* A few citywide garage sales for bargains to dress Miss Sarah
*Go to the zoo – done, but we will go again!
*Visiting our Children’s Museum
*Picking Cherries – today!
*Make Homemade Jam
*Checking out the blooming lilacs at the McKay Center in Madison – done!
*Visiting the Madison Farmer’s Market
*Attending the free Kid Workshops at the Home Depot the 1st Saturday of the month
It’s getting to be a pretty long list…especially when we are gone for almost three weeks traveling!!
Again, here are some resources for your helping to create YOUR list:
Check your library for these books:
365 Outdoor Activities from Publications International, Ltd.
“It’s time to go outside and discover the world! Whether you’re looking for exciting nature activities, games to play with friends, or ways to improve the beauty and ecology of your community, 365 Outdoor Activities offers all sorts of hints that will help you get the most out of the great outdoors. (Mom and Dad will also be happy that you’re learning something while you’re enjoying yourself.) Some of these activities are simple, others are more challenging- but all of them are fun!”
Hopscotch, Hangman, & Ha Ha Ha- a rulebook of children’s games by Jack Maguire from Prentice Hall Press
“Playing rules for more than 250 games and sports for children of every age, including indoor, outdoor, party, travel, water, memory, and card games.”
The Scientific Kid– Projects, Experiments, and Adventures written and illustrated by Mary Stetten Carson
The Sierra Club Summer Book by Linda Allison
“Summer is the time for… Dog Days Sun Catching Sun Power Solar Cooker Sun Tea Homemade Shades Icky Stickies Coolie Hats A Body of Water Frozen Bananas Bug Police Insect Zoo Animal Signs Life in the Wild Dinner on a Stick Meteors Leapers Knuckles Bones Pommawonga Liver Lids Bike Rodeo Compass Walking… And A Whole Summerful of Other Things To Do”
A Mother’s Manual for Summer Survival by Kathy Peel and Joy Mahaffey from Focus on the Family Publishing
“Here’s help for your summer…
- 1001 Things To Do With Your Kids by Caryl Waller Krueger
“Would you like to make your family life more adventuresome, educational, and enjoyable?
Now you can! This all-in-one treasury shows you how!
1001 Things To Do With Your Kids shows how to have a great time with your kids- whether they are babies, teens, or in-betweens! This family fun building guidebook offers chapters on
*love in action
Now — what I saw on Pinterest:
Lunch Box List – Popsicle List – Poster List – Printable List
Go ahead, make your list and plan for a summer of fun!