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50 things to do this summer

SUMMERis almost here!!  I seriously can't wait!  When you live in Wyoming, it feels like it takes forever to warm up and you are itching to get outside and play.  Every year the kids and I make a Summer Bucket List of all the things we want to do in the short 3 months of summer.  We usually come pretty close to crossing everything off!  Here are 50 things that we love to do every summer.  I'd love to hear what you do every summer and add to our list!  Leave a message in the comments!! Also, be sure to print off our free summer pdf. check list at the bottom!  Happy SUMMER!!

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#1 GO SWIMMING

Swimming is defiantly at the top of our list every summer. My kids live in their swimming suits!!  We go swimming at the lake, the pool, the splash parks, the backyard....ANYWHERE there is water!!   

#2 HAVE A PICNIC

When my kids were little we use to have a picnic in the backyard day!  Now... its not everyday but we do have picnics at the park or splash park at least twice a week! 

# 3 GO BOWLING

Like I said before, we live in Wyoming.  When the weather is windy, you go bowling! Or for a fun night out, you go DISCO BOWLING

#4 BLOW BUBBLES

#5 FINGER PAINT

We are a crafting family!  My kids love anything that has to do with paint.  Just last week we made these cute zoo animals.  I just found scraps of wood and made a couple vinyl stencils....painted the wood white and let them create their master piece!

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 #6 RIDE BIKES

 #7 FLY A KITE

#8 HAVE A BBQ

Every summer has to have a backyard BBQ! Grilling up some yummy food and eating on the back patio is a makes a perfect summer night.

#9 PAINT ROCKS

My kids love to paint small rocks and hide them around town for other people to find!

#10 MAKE PIZZA

#11 JUMP ROPE

#12 HAVE A WATER           FIGHT

Is it even summer without a water fight?? I HATED filling water balloons with the hose...but now they have those bunch a balloons - you can fill 200 balloons in minutes! Its AMAZING!!.

#13 GO ON A HIKE

 #14 HOP SCOTCH 

 #15 RIDE A HORSE

#16 MAKE FRUIT SALAD

#17 FAMILY GAME NIGHT

#18 MAKE A CRAFT

 #19 DANCE PARTY

 #20 MAKE LEMONADE

Every year my kids have big plans and put together a lemonade stand with neighborhood friends! Its super cute!  Strawberry lemonade and cupcakes for sale...$.25 each!  They have made up to $15 before. 

#21 PLAY HIDE & SEEK

 #22 PLAY IN THE DIRT

We love to play in the dirt!!  My kids love to make sand castles and mud pies!  It keeps them busy for hours!

#23 SIDEWALK CHALK

         #24 CATCH                  GRASSHOPPERS

#25 DANCE IN THE RAIN

   #26 PLAY KICK-BALL 

   #27 PLAY CHARADES 

We made up a quick game of charades last year on a family camping trip! We sat around the campfire and let the kids use their imaginations, it was so fun.  We all laughed until our stomachs hurt!  

#28 STAR GAZE 

#29 PLAY ULTIMATE       FRISBEE

#30 DO A FAMILY 5-K

#31 OUTSIDE MOVIE         NIGHT

#32 BUILD A FORT

Check out this amazing fort we made a few years ago on a family camping trip!  The kids started it...then the adults got involved.  The kids played in it all day!  We went back to the fort the following summer to check it out and it was still there!   

#33 READ BOOKS

 #34 PLAY AT A                 PLAYGROUND 

#35 GO TO A BASEBALL GAME 

#36 WATCH CLOUDS

#37 MAKE & FLY PAPER   AIRPLANES 

#38 WASH THE CAR

#39 RIDE A ROLLER                      COASTER 

 #40 HAVE A RACE

 #41 GO FISHING

My hubby's work plans a fishing derby every year at a nearby lake. We take the family and make a day of it! The kids love it!  

#42 JUMP ON THE           TRAMPOLINE  

#43 PLAY PICTIONARY 

#44 PLAY DATE WITH      FRIENDS 

#45 GO TO A MUSEUM

#46 TIE DIE SHIRTS

#47 PLAY LASER TAG

#48 SING KARAOKE 

#49 FLOAT A RIVER 

We did this for the first time last year and it turned into a family favorite! We will try to turn this into a yearly event!

               #50 GO CAMPING

My family loves to go camping!  We try to plan a couple trips a year.  We have so many fun memories camping and going on new adventures.  Our trips are full of non-stop laughter! 

I hope this list helps give you some fun ideas to do this summer!!  These 3 summer months go by so fast, so make the most of them!!  We believe that life is a collection of little moments and big memories!!  Its these little moments in life that create memories that will last forever!  Life really is all about the little things!
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