summer fun cards: making the most of our summer
One of our most favorite parts of summer is making our Summer Fun Cards.
We’ve made them for the past three years, and each year I’m thrilled that each year the kids really seem to get into it. Summer Fun Cards are like our Christmas wish list for summer.
So when Maddy saw it on our calendar for last Friday, she asked every. Single. Day. if we could make them.
We ended up not waiting until Friday and rather doing them here and there Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Monday. And they’re filled with ideas new–and old–and we cannot wait to get to them.
Here’s the skinny. . .
- Summer Fun Cards: We don’t make these fancy. They’re certainly not a beautiful work of art like my dear friend MaryLea’s.
But ours are pretty, and they do make a super-colorful hanging along our railing.
Cora works on the roller coaster in the picture for Dutch Wonderland. . .
. . . and Maddy draws a shark and a dolphin. (Huh?)
We started making them after lunch last Wednesday, much to Maddy’s prodding, and because the kids are already familiar with what they are, our Summer Fun Cards didn’t need much of an intro from me.
This year, our cards included some oldies but goodies:
- ice-cream from Jimmie Cone
- go to the beach
- eat crabs
- make s’mores
- go berry picking
- see July 4th fireworks
- catch lightening bugs
- eat breakfast outside
- sleep at Nanny & Pap’s
But they also included some new-for-us ideas, some of which are just a tad bit silly:
- go on a ropes course
- swim with sharks and dolphins (and live)
- see MA (something) 4! (translation: see Madagascar 3 at the movies)
- go to the aquarium
- swim in a new pool
- go geocaching
Our Summer Fun Cards finished–
–and hung up so we see them every day!
And that’s it! Just a quickie, fun start to the summer–a sure-fire way that we make time for all of our favorite summertime things!
Happy Summer, all!