Happy first day of summer!
Summer has hit us hard here. We’re currently in day 3 of a heat advisory. Today’s forecast is 33 degrees Celsius (92 degrees Fahrenheit) with a humidex that will make it feel closer to 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit). Needless to say, all our Canadian igloos melted days ago…ha!
Recently, I blogged about trying to get organized to get crafty and have activity ideas readily accessible (so I don’t have to think), so I thought I would share our list, compiled by Googling “summer activities” and asking on Facebook mom groups what everyone is up to over the summer. Here are some of the things the kids and I will be doing this summer:
- Make homemade ice cream in a bag
- Make homemade popsicles
- Ride bikes outside
- Make a “Park Passport” and check each park off as we visit new ones
- Wrap a piece a duct tape around wrist with sticky side up. Take a walk around the neighborhood and stick leaves, small pebbles, sticks, and other treasures onto duct tape bracelet
- Paint the sidewalk with water
- Washand detail the car (get ready for a water fight!)
- Make a bird feeder
- Go to the splashpad
- Go on an “Alphabet tour”: go for a walk with camera & notebook, and beginning with the letter “a”, find something that starts with that letter (i.e.Adams Street). Take a picture & write it in your notebook. Continue with each letter. Each child has a personal and creative alphabet memory book for the summer.
- Go to a local pond and record items, animals and plants you see
- Go to a Farmer’s Market
- Play with a Hula-Hoop
- Go on a picnic
- Collect rocks and paint them; make them into Rock People
- Go to the library
- Go to the beach
- Pick some flowers
- Draw with chalk on the sidewalk
- Blow bubbles
- Go swimming
- Water balloon fight
- Play Frisbee
- Play soccer
- Play baseball
- Build a sandcastle
- Lie down on the grass and find shapes in the clouds
I have printed these activities on a label template, and put them in our Summer Box.
What are you going to do with the kids this summer?