Thursday, May 24, 2012

It's Summer, Let's Play :: Activity List

In Texas, when the weather starts to bring 90 degree days and the images of playing on the lake trickle through your mind, you know its summer. Of course, as Texans, we understand summer doesn't officially start until June 20th. Yet, this extended weekend  includes Memorial Day, so many summer has begun!

What better way to kick off summer than to start it with a fun, kid-friendly list! Please feel free to add to the one I've started! I'll more things throughout the summer, but here's the list for now : )

It's Summer, Let's Play List

     1.  Have an all-out water war with water balloons, water  
          balloon launcher, and water guns!

     2.  Visit an art museum and replicate your favorite piece when you return

     3.  Join a library summer reading program

     4.  Take a nature walk and bring along a camera to document your trip
     5.  Enjoy a snow cone

     6.  Catch lightening bugs for outdoor dining (remember to let them go!)

     7.  Attend Vacation Bible School

     8.  Visit a Drive-In Movie theatre or participate in Regal Cinemas'
          Summer Movie Express 
     9.  Pick your own produce

   10.  Visit a State Park

   11.  Make home-made ice cream

   12.  Have a stargazing party

   13.  Write a song about your pet

   14.  Go fishing!

   15.  Have a family camp out

   16.  Visit an observatory

   17.  Float a river

   18.  Have a tea party

   19.  Go to a baseball game

   20.  Break out the old-fashioned games (checkers, chess, dominoes)

   21.  Grow a garden

   22.  Try a water sport (skiing, wake boarding, tubing, knee boarding)

   23.  Explore a cave

   24.  Burn fire ants with a magnifying glass ( my husband's suggestion)

   25.  Join the Texas Nature Challenge - it begins this weekend!

   26.  Venture out letterboxing or geocacheing

   27.  Sharpen your picking skills at garage sales

   28.  Catch a play at the Texas Shakespeare Festival
   29.  Go to your family reunion and meet new cousins

   30.  Chase hot air balloons at the Great Texas Balloon Race

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