It is that time of year again! Summer is just around the corner and before you know it your kids will be out of school on summer vacation. Don’t allow the phrase, “I’m bored” to even be part of your children’s vocabulary this summer. Prepare yourself ahead of time with our DIY Summer Family Activities ideas and ward off any summer doldrums on the spot! As a bonus, implementing these ideas will create some cherished family memories this summer.
1. CREATE A SUMMER LIST
There is currently a huge trend going on right now across the county where families create seasonal “bucket lists” of things to do together. To create your own “Summer List”, sit down with your family members and brainstorm a list of activities that you would like to accomplish this summer. Lists can be as simple as a handwritten checklist on a chalkboard to a fancy print out. There are many free “Summer List” printables available online if you want to follow a pre-made list. In my family, we sat down and created a list together and I typed the list on a Word document using clipart images. I printed out the list, cut it into squares, and tacked it to a large cork board. After accomplishing each task, we would take a picture and print it out. The picture would then be placed over the task to “check” it off the list. By the end of the summer, we had a beautiful cork board filled with family memories!