Here I am, another person saying “I can’t believe its already August!“. I remember when “Back-To-School” started at a normal time of the year – September. Living in the mountains, it’s cruel that school starts anytime during the month of August considering we had snow all the way until June. But instead of being annoyed that school is about to start and boots will be back in action, I am going to focus on my list of “to-do’s” with my family before Summer comes to an end.
Below is a list of action items my husband and I came up with that are important for us to do as a family, as a couple, and for the kids before the weather changes. This was a fun list to throw together because it took away all of the “what should we do today?” questions for the remainder of the summer. I encourage you to make your own list of family action items so you can look back and think “I am so glad we went on that adventure hike!” And make sure you are realistic about these items, if you have small babies, chances of making it outside to enjoy a game of miniature golf is unlikely. So plan accordingly!
End of Summer Activity List
As a Family:
- Make homemade ice-cream.
- Play at an outdoor waterpark.
- Visit a local hotel with a bomb pool and spend the afternoon there.
- Take a family hike.
- Have a water balloon fight.
- Take a boat ride and get the kids on a tube.
- Plan a neighborhood barbecue.
- Set-up a backyard camp complete with smores.
- Go fishing.
- Visit a local music in the park.
- Go miniature golfing (if your kids are old enough)
- Run through the sprinklers.
- Take a 24-hour road trip to a new location.
- Take a bikeride on a bike trail or to breakfast/lunch.
For the Kids:
- Set-up a lemonade stand.
- Let the kids bury you in the sand.
- Set up a slip n’ slide.
- Let them have a popsicle bath.
- Set-up an ice-cream sundae bar for dessert.
- Take the kids to frozen yogurt and let them choose all of their toppings!
- Take underwater photos.
- Visit a spa and spend the afternoon there.
- Drive to the beach (or lake) and read a book in the sand with no kids.
- Visit a farmers market to buy local produce.
- Wade in a pool floaty with a cocktail.
As a Couple:
- Go on a picnic.
- Watch the sunset with a glass of wine (or sunrise with a Mimosa).
- Go on a miniature golfing date.
- Go on a roller skating date.
- Attend an outdoor festival or concert.
- Get away for 24 hours with no kids.
Which activity is on your family’s “Summer Bucket List”?