100 things for summer.

I love "100 things" blogs. I can't scroll past a "100 things" infographic on Pinterest. They are my kryptonite. 

Here are my 100(ish) things I love to do with my boys in summer.  

  • Read a chapter book
  • Watch the movie when we've finished
  • Movie themed snacks for above
  • Ride bikes
  • Shoot hoops 
  • Go for a hike
  • Picnics are life
  • Break out the metal detector
  • Creek swimmin'
  • Catchin' crawdads
  • Outside movie night
  • Flying kites
  • Catching lightening bugs; what we were doing in the picture below
  • The library is a bomb resource in the summer- DVDs, books obviously
  • And usually the library has a summer reading program with cool crafts and prizes and such
  • Grow a garden
  • Canning salsa and relish- this is all hands on deck
  • Visit a farmers market
  • Make a meal together. Once on We Bare Bears (an adorable cartoon) they had a calzone food stand, so the boys and I made a big deal out of making calzones, googling a recipe, trip to the store, making them and serving them.
  • Visit flea markets
  • Pitch a tent in the yard
  • Shadow puppets
  • Pick wild berries
  • Runt through the sprinkler
  • Homemade popsicles
  • For those, like us, that have a million cousins, kickball games, fancy 5K, epic tag games, etc etc
  • Wildflower bouquets 
  • Find turtles
  • Look for worms
  • Write letters, take a field trip to post office
  • Home made slip n slide
  • Mud pies
  • Matinees are *way* cheaper than evening shows and a lot of theaters run family specials once a week
  • Planetarium
  • Look for constellations
  • Fire pit
  • S'mores over the fire pit
  • WATERMELON (We happen to live in a city that claims "World's sweetest.) 
  • There are always a ton of festivals and parades in summer
  • Fireworks
  • BBQs