Apr 28, 2017

Summer Bucket List! 50 Fun Ideas - No Batteries Required!

Summer is almost here!  If your family is anything like mine, you can't wait for the sunshine and sand!  Our busy lives and the prominence of electronics have definitely had an impact on my ability to come up with creative things to do with my family - so I made a list to share with lots of fun ideas of things we can do for those days that I'm feeling stumped!  Hopefully, it sparks your creativity and you come up with more ideas on your own!  If you do, be sure to comment them here to share with other Metro Detroit Moms!

       Give your child a camera to capture all of their summer adventures

Make a ‘summer’ scrapbook before school begins

Have your child make a list of 3-5 places they want to go or things they want to do

Have your child make an additional list of things they can do to earn those excursions

Volunteer at your local community garden or nature center

Choose something new to learn

Go on a Farmer’s Market tour and see how many you can find

Plant and grow your own tomatoes or herb garden

Pick fresh berries

Take a dinner cruise

Visit a city theatre production

Go to a concert in the park (most communities have their own version of this!)

Enroll in a class or event through your community center

Have a water balloon fight

Gather some friends and organize a backyard field day

Make a fort outside (or use a tent) and sleep under the stars in your backyard

Make a list of all of the metroparks in your area and make it a point to hike a trail at each one

Visit a waterpark (There are fun waterslides at Kensington Metropark!)

Have a family game night outdoors

Check out a building workshop at Lowe’s or Home Depot

Have a tea party on your front porch

Collect shells from the beaches

Make a batch of homemade popsicles with your farmers market finds

Make a hopscotch marathon with sidewalk chalk

Hang paper rolls on the fence and fingerpaint outside

Make and erupt a volcano

Make homemade pinatas

Make homemade ice cream

Learn a new sport

Host a neighborhood luau and get to know your neighbors

Set up a lemonade stand

Roast hotdogs and s’mores over the fire pit or grill

Take family bike rides

Take family evening walks

Lay out under the stars and identify shapes

Make a fort with old sheets or blankets

Repurpose an old piece of furniture

Fill a baby pool full of bubble solution and use hula hoops to make giant bubbles

Have a sandcastle building contest

Go for a nature walk, collect items from the ground and come home to craft them into a collage

Learn about bees and how they make honey

Go for a scavenger hunt

 Go to a skate park and watch the skateboarders (or learn how and join in!)

 Have a silly string war

 Sign up for volunteering or other community service opportunities

 Mow a neighbor’s lawn, just because

 Hand wash the car

 Have a silly photo shoot in your yard

 Head to a pond and watch for ducks, learn about the different kinds

Tie-die some tee shirts 

Wishing you lots and lots of summer fun and happy memories!
xo, Robin - Metro Detroit Mommy Blogger

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