Summer is HERE! Keeping the kiddos entertained can be OVERWHELMING. It doesn’t have to be complicated OR expensive. I was dreading filling these hot summer weeks with things to do, but when I asked my kids to come up with a list, I realized that it is the very simple things, and time together that they look forward to the most. Here are some of our ideas, PLUS some other local places to visit and cute ideas you can do right at home.
Our Summer Bucket List
Go to the pool or splash pad. Here are some local favorites:
Cunningham Pond– OPENS SATURDAY JUNE 22nd
Moynihan Spray Deck, Truman Parkway
Pope John Paul Park II, 72 Hilltop St
Fly a kite
Eat ice cream for dinner at the Ice Creamsmith of course!
Bake cookies. Check out this DELICIOUS recipe for Chocolate Chip S’mores Cookies from Milton Mama, Amanda of Maple & Thyme. Out of this world!
Play games outside
Watch the fireflies light up the sky and try to catch one. This book about fireflies is too cute!
Enjoy a summer storm; Dance in the rain, jump in the puddles & look for rainbows
Find shells & rocks on the beach. Paint them when we get home! Check out Hello Wonderful for some seriously creative ideas
Have a camp out in the backyard
Go to the movies. Toy Story 4, Godzilla, Spiderman; Far From Home, The Secret Life of Pets 2, The Lion King, and Dora The Explorer are all hitting the box office this summer!
Make homemade popsicles….
and then run through a sprinkler to wash off! Does this count as a bath?
Have a picnic dinner on the beach
Chase down the ice cream truck on a hot afternoon. And make sure Mom remembers cash 🙂
Stay up way past our bedtimes
Take a roadtrip. Some quick trips New England trips that we love:
Martha’s Vineyard, MA
What’s on your bucket list? Share in the comments below!