It’s SUMMER. I’m really looking forward to all the fun my kids and I will have this season. I rounded up the ABCs of Summer … for a ton of fun from A to Z!
A – Visit an Aquatic Center … here’s one of our trips to the Troy Aquatic Center
B – Create a Bubble Refill Station (like this one from La-La’s Home Daycare) for easy bubble fun all summer
C – Camp in the Backyard … here’s a complete guide from Hollow Tree Adventures
D – Go to a Drive-In Movie … or have a drive-in movie night at home (from Homemaking Fun)
E – Pack Everything you need for a day at the Beach
F – Fun for the Fourth
G – DIY Backyard Games from Listotic
H – Beat the Heat with these great ice & water activities rounded up by Hands-On: As We Grow
I – Keep cool with some fun Ice-Pop Paint!
J – Create a Summer Journal … like this cute idea from J and A and Company
K – Play Kick the Can (Coffee Cups and Crayons reminds us the rules)
L – Have a Lemonade stand
M – Roast Marshmallows using personalized campfire roasting sticks (from Mel Designs)
N – Make Nature Bracelets
O – Play Outdoors, here are 101 ways from Childhood 101
P – Get Ice Cream in your PJs
Q – Shhh! Be Quiet and listen to the noises around you. Listen for the Crickets, Frogs, and Toads
R – Join free Summer Reading Programs (compiled by The Jenny Evolution)
S – Make some Sponge Splash Balls
T – Go on a Treasure Hunt! (Dirt and Boogers shares 4 great ideas)
U – Check out some Ultimate Summer Bucket lists … like this one from Housing a Forest
V – Read books about Summer Vacation (great list from Clever Classroom Blog)
W – Have a blast with Water Balloons! Here’s 50+ ideas from Fantastic Fun and Learning.
X – Teach your kids to X-stitch. Here’s a cute way to begin from Pink and Green Mama.
Y – a Y.O.L.O. Summer Journal for Kids from Brassy Apple
Z – Go on a Zoo Scavenger Hunt from Best Activities for Kids
And now for …
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Laura Hutchison (aka PlayDrMom) is a chubby kid turned competitive figure skater tween turned high school pom pon girl turned MSU Spartan turned grad student turned Mrs. HutcH turned Dr. turned Mom. She adores living in the Mitten, is addicted to Diet Coke, and firmly believes that ice cream is a main food group.