Kid’s Summer List (with Pizazz)

You have probably seen many-a-summer-list in the blogosphere in recent weeks.  Not to be left out, of course I had to make one too!

I first sat my boys down and hashed out a list of fun things they would like to do this summer.  Then I found images I liked in Google images and saved them to a file on my computer.  Next, I simply inserted the images into a Word document and typed out our list in American Typewriter Light font.  Hit print, cut the cuties out, tack them to a cork board and call it done!
 

We already have a great jump on our list and plan to cross off several more items this week while at the beach.

I figured if this is something I was going to stare at all summer long then it better look cute.  And my handwriting is anything but cute.  Thank goodness for computers!

Here are some close ups of our list items in case you want to copy.

Hubs, if you’re reading this, I hope you take note of the last item on our list!

What is top on your to-do list this summer?

Comments

  1. MommaKiss says

    um, that's a TON of pizzaz an I love it!

    i'm interested in your 'image finds' tho – that crab one is awesome!

  2. kelly says

    those are really cute prints and what a cute idea, i am sure your boys love it! hopefully you don't fly through them in the first week, that's what always happened to us!

  3. Hunter and Hailey's mom says

    What a cute idea!!! I have a suggestion…Take pictures doing those fun activites and for the end of summer have them attach the pictures with the activites and make a book!!! that way you get to re live the fun and make a memory book in the process!!!

  4. Petie says

    You r right…it should be cute if you're going to have to look at it all summer :) I like the last one, going to steal that idea for our list. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Anonymous says

    Such a cute idea….

    I hope hubs reads the last one :)

    All the best,
    Kathy :)

    ps do you have any idea how you got those bed bugs ???

  6. Carrie says

    That is so sweet! I love that it's a list that looks like art! My son's 19 mos old, so if I had that same discussion with him? Our list could be summed up in one word… OUTSIDE. That would be one easy list! ;)

  7. Shel at Dreamy Nest says

    What a cool idea! Pretty and functional. I love the idea another commenter had about taking pictures and adding them to the board and making a book later.
    I love the images you found!

  8. Jennifer says

    CUTE!!! Makes my dreary ole list seem SO boring. Guess I need some pizazz too. Thanks for sharing :)

  9. Mandi @ Finding Home says

    Girl, can I just high five you? I mean, this is way too cute! I love how you added the google images. What a great idea! I want to make one of these for my hubby and I. :)

  10. Anonymous says

  11. Dayka (Life +Style) says

    cute idea.

    my summer plans consist of school, refinishing furniture, and working on my business!

  12. Marianne@Songbird says

    How did you find those cute images through google? What was your search word?

  13. ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com says

    I love how you did your summer list. I'm working on one with my daughter but she still has a week of school left. cute spin on it!

  14. Randi~Dukes and Duchesses says

    That is so cute! So pretty and so fun for the kids to look at and read.

  15. The Rusty Bucket says

    So very creative and I love the whole in-your-face visual. You can't say that you can't think of anything to do now.
    -Bethanie

  16. Jessica says

    I love all of these.. any chance you want to share the file? ;) I have twin boys and a new baby… love the idea, but I doubt I'll ever find time before summer is over. lol! You're going to have so much fun! I hope you get plenty of date nights!!!!

  17. Tiffany @ Iffy Scraps says

    Great idea. I love hunter and hailey's mom suggestion too! I'm gonna try them both!

  18. amyswandering says

    I love the way this looks! I linked to it as part of my Summer Fun Days series :-)

  19. says

    WOW I am your 4000th follower! what a great blog! good luck on your summer check list. I love it! I just found a HUGE frame at a garage sale and now I know what I am going to do with it! I want to make a summer list for our family.

  20. says

    I think this is a great idea to use not only for your my family, but also for students I tutor. Thanks so much!