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I am a “List-ho”
I love lists. Making lists. Cross stuff off lists.
Why? It keeps me on task and
my memory is dog-crap it’s empowering to cross things OFF.
One of my main “lists” right now is No Bummer Summer activities and in lieu of that, I have been hard-core on the hunt for fun (yet cheap) things for the fam to do this summer.
Here’s my top picks for lists, ideas, and sources for sanity-saving summer fun:
(Gotta See) Fun Summer Activities to Keep the Kids Busy
Little Wonders’ Days had a great idea called the Summer Bucket List. I liked this idea better than the “I’m Bored” Jar because the choices are colored based on length of time. One day my 6 year-old pulled “go to the zoo” as an activity, but I had an important meeting looming and couldn’t leave. Color-coding helps buffer that. Here’s an excerpt:
Our activities are also broken into color codes that correspond to how long an activity will take. Yellow is an all day activity, blue is a half day activity, and orange is less than a 2 hour activity. I tell the kids what color slip they can choose based on our other plans for the day. This also helps plan the day a little better.
Family Your Way is offering a FREE download of some great summer activities. We done a few already and I have to say I was very impressed. With more than 40 recipes, crafts and planning tips for summer from some very popular bloggers, this is a great handbook to help you make the most of the fleeting days of summer. Click HERE to get your copy.
Like I say, I am on the HUNT for fun things to do. I am really committed to having a No Bummer Summer and TRULY, we are having one of the best summers EVER as a family.
I’d love to hear what your family is doing, or if your blog has a resources or ideas list, let me know! I’d love to do “Part Deux” to this and feature other beloved blogs. Leave me a comment here, or even on the Franticmommy Facebook Page.
Now go outside and PLAY.
Writer, blogger, social media fiend, total cheeseball, & proud mama, Becky Flansburg writes for a variety of places including Her Voice Magazine, Audrey Press, and BusyWomenDirect. When not creating typos and brain lint here, she can be found spending a scary amount of time on Facebook. Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+.