42 Ways to Create Memories This Summer

See that tagline under The Mommy Genealogist? Creating, Finding and Handing Down Memories? Today we are going to talk about how you are going to CREATE memories this summer!

Summer was always a fun, carefree time for me growing up and I can’t wait to create memories and traditions with my children this summer!

We started our summer off this week because preschool ended last week. (I’m sad to think this was my last year with them all at home.) On Friday, I sat them all down and we made a summer bucket list! It was fun to hear their ideas. Along with activities we also wrote down who we wanted to hang out with this summer.

Here is a list of ideas to get you thinking (As we do things on this list I’ll try to post and link back here):

Painted rock hunting                                Geocaching

Hiking (We have a whole list)                 Zoo

Get our faces painted                                Library (summer reading program)

RZR ride                                                      Swim lessons

Splash pad                                                  Parks (We have a group that does this)

Picnic                                                           Camping

Gardening                                                   Berry picking

T-Ball                                                           Baseball

Sand dunes (We have some local)         State Parks

Build a fort (Outside)                               National Parks

Bunny Hunting (????)                              Farmers Markets

Sprinklers                                                    $ PTO Movies

Ice cream cones                                         Make ice cream (Bag or machine)

Roll down a hill                                          Play with ice

Drive in movies                                          Kids cook and bake

Airplane Museum                                     Carousel

Kids Museum                                             Road Trip

Fishing                                                        Climb a tree

Ride bikes                                                   Play yard games

Scavenger hunts                                        Obstacle courses

Chalk drawings                                          Squirt guns

This was our list (with a few more details, like where we are going to go hike and what state parks). Hopefully, it sparks a list of your own!

We’ve already had 3 fun filled days and can’t wait to see what we do today. The plan is to do all the housework in the morning, eat lunch, then do an activity. If housework doesn’t get done we don’t get to do an activity.

Creating that memory: Make sure you document your adventures this summer! Large and small. You can create a hashtag (#mechamsdosummer2017), create an Instagram account just for your adventures, take pictures, keep a summer journal (Let the kids draw or write what they did), etc. Your adventures can’t become memories if you don’t document them!

What are you planning to do this summer? Share your ideas and plans in the comments!

Mothers: Our Memory Keepers

How can the Mommy Genealogist let Mother’s day come without a post on moms? 🙂

As I thought about the theme for the Family History for Children Blog link up this month I couldn’t help but think about the women in my life and how they have been memory keepers for me.

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