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)
Gardening Berry picking
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!