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We homeschool all year long with just a bit of a lighter schedule during the summer. We will be mostly focusing on reading this summer, handwriting (my son will be starting cursive) and science. I want to incorporate some really fun activities for my kids this summer into not just learning but just to be silly and enjoy ourselves.
Here is my “bucket list” to do with my kids.
Arts / Crafts
Water chalk art
Spray bottle art
Make Pet rocks
Ice Cube paint painting
Tape nature bracelets
Make new garden stepping stones with my kids hand prints in them
Disc Sun catchers
Sidewalk Chalk Art
Help my son finish up his comic book / bind it for him
Make a mini dollhouse with my daughter
Squeeze Bottle Art

Outside Water Play
Water balloon fights
Paint with water outside
Water pouring outside
Sponge Ball water fights
Have my 3 year old learn how to swim
The Beach
Play in the sprinklers
Play in our water table
Wash my minivan
Play on Slip n’ Slide (need to buy one)
Play in the rain
Nature Walks

Plant a garden
Bike Riding
Make our own bubble blowers and bubbles

Outside scavenger color hunt find
Soccer camp at church (2 weeks)
Nature collage
Look for worms
Aluminum Foil River / Races
Catch frogs / tadpoles
Play in the rain
Have a picnic with just my family
Paper airplane obsticle course
Summer free movies at the theatre
Summer free bowling
Sea World
Play dates with friends
The zoo
Visit other local museums (our library gives out free passes, depends what they have on hand)
Children’s Museum
Chuck E. Cheese
Science Museums
Science Fun
Make rock candy
Build it classes at Children’s Museum for 8 weeks

Use the telescope frequently at gaze at the stars
Make volcano bottles
Build with grapes and toothpicks
Playdoh Lid Bird Feeders
Make marshmallow shooters
Various Science experiments
Organic bird feeders

Summer reading program at our local library
Sign up for other several reading programs
Read daily
Library programs

For a Rainy Day
Make paper airplanes
Make a huge fort / tent in my boys room
Use our microscope and look at all our items in our nature box up close
Board games
Play hide n’ seek
Make a Milk Jug Ball Game
Have a tea party
Marble Maze Game
Indoor Camping
Play in the rain

Food Related
Make fruit shapes with cookie cutters
Make raw food recipes
Make grilled pizza’s on the grill
Make homemade soft pretzels

Make a homeless bag stash to keep in the car
Helping others in need wherever we can

I will be hosting weekly every Monday — Summer Fun Linky where you can link up all your Summer related fun posts each week! The 1st linky goes up this Monday June 8th, hope to see you there! Can’t wait to see your summer related fun!

What is your “bucket list” share it below and leave me a comment! Hope you have a wonderful summer!

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