We’re having a great time working our way through our 102 Things To Do This Summer List. Although we’d be doing many of these things even without a list, it’s a lot of fun for us to read through it together and decide what we want to do each day.
Here’s what we’ve done so far:
#7 Mommy-daughter end of 3-yr old preschool celebration lunch & #8 Visit the bookstore and read books together: Free:
Last week I took Munchie out for this mini-celebration the day before the last day since it was the only day that worked out. We combined 2 activities because that’s what her heart desired for our special day together. Although we spend every day together, these planned celebrations are extra-special to her (and me!).
I didn’t have my camera, but here are some grainy photos from my phone.
We had lunch at the restaurant of her choice. She chose it based off of how fun it looked on the outside.
Then perused the book store & read books together. Free fun!
I think she punishes me for taking her picture non-stop and insists I take selfies of us together. Here we are reading books together.
#9 Join the library Summer Reading Program: Free
We stopped by our local library branch yesterday and both signed up for the reading program. I’m a HUGE fan of the library. All libraries. I don’t care if they’re fancy and new with tens of thousands of books or small, old, and lacking the newest technology. Libraries are a good thing.
#36 Take swim lessons
My girl loves the water. L-o-v-e-s. She has had swim lessons before, but we felt it was time she reeeeally learned to swim since she has the urge to dive into any and all bodies of water. We signed her up for lessons and her sweet friend is joining her. They get the teacher all to themselves and are loving it.
Learning to float on her back. Can’t wait to see her progress by summer’s end!
#12 Shaving cream finger painting: Free
This project is not only easy, it requires pretty much zero prep. Grab a can of shaving cream (I had a can I got for free a few weeks ago. Woo!) and a cookie sheet. Spray the sheet with a bit of the cream (a little goes a long way once little fingers start playing in it) and let the painting begin!
#95 Groovin’ Grapes: Free
I did this when I was little and it is a lot of fun. They’re really raisins bouncing in the water, but I always called it grape dancing.
Drop the raisins in and once the carbonation hugs them (okay, that’s not scientific. I’m not scientific. But you get what I mean) they start to float and bob around. Sometimes it takes a minute or so, but it’s a super simple activity that little ones seem to enjoy. Groovin’ grapes!
I think 7-Up works better and faster than ginger ale. I don’t know why (again, me=not scientific), but Munchie still got a kick out of this.
What fun activities have you done this summer? Please share in the comments and feel free to link to your own blog posts about summer fun!