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I love LISTS! hehe 🙂  So, being that I didn’t ever get around to creating a Spring To-Do List, I knew I wanted to jump on getting our Summer To-Do List up!  Nathan is not even quite 4 and when he saw me putting up the Summer To-Do List the other day, he got all excited and asked what activities I was putting on there!  He was then able to add ideas of his own to the list too!  It’s such a fun tradition for the family!  Eighteen25 has some great Summer To-Do Printable choices here, but since I used their design last year, we decided to offer something a little different!

For those of you that are new to OTBM or to our to-do lists, we also have Fall Fun To-Do Printables and Winter/Holiday To-Do Printables!  Check them out!

 I put mine in the little hall leading out of the kitchen by our Weekly Schedule!

What you’ll need:
-Print either the 12×36 printable OR both the top and bottom 12×18 printables (I printed them at our local Costco)
12×36 Poster Frame (or 11.75″x36)
-Tape (if you’re piecing the 12×18’s together)
For printing you have the option of printing the single 12×36 or you will need to download and print the Top and Bottom 12×18’s of your color choice.  To get the 12×36 printed you have to take your file down to Costco on a jump drive and upload it from the computers there that they have at their counter.  You can’t upload the file from your computer.  From what I understand, WalMart does not offer 12×36 printing.  I haven’t check any other places.  If you don’t have a Costco, then just print the two files and piece them together.
Framing:  If you go to purchase your frame locally you may only be able to find 11.75×36 frames.  It is the more standard frame size.  But, you can find 12×36 frames as well.  I’ve gone down to our local Michaels on two different trips for frames and one time they had 12×36 frames and the next trip only 11.75×36 frames.  If you have 11.75×36 frames then you’ll just need to trim the edges slightly!
Then write your Summer To-Do list on the glass of the frame using a black sharpie (don’t worry, it wipes off easy using some Windex or a Glass cleaner).  Then, let your kiddos check them off as your complete all your Summer Fun activities!!

To get you started on your list here are a few Summer Fun Ideas:

  • Swimming
  • Splash Pad
  • Water Balloon Fight
  • Bowling
  • Mini Golf
  • Anti-Gravity
  • Sand Art Project
  • Amusement Park
  • Water Park
  • Camping
  • Camp in the backyard/sleep on the tramp
  • Watch a movie outside
  • Movie Marathon (perfect for bad weather or sick day)
  • Neighborhood Games
  • Lemonade Stand
  • Craft Project
  • Go through kids clothes and pack or giveaway the clothes that don’t fit anymore
  • Make a bird feeder
  • Fishing
  • Neighborhood Bike Wash
  • Zoo
  • Go on a Hike
  • Make a blanket tent
  • Baking Day w/ Mom
  • Make Homemade Playdough
  • Breakfast Party w/ friends or cousins
  • Playground
  • Sidewalk Paint
  • Fingerpaint
  • Dinosaur Ice Hunt
  • Picnic
  • Fireworks
  • Build a Fort
  • Play board games
  • BBQ w/ friends
  • Go to the Library
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Go on a Nature Walk
  • Go on a Family Bike Ride
  • Let the kids choose a fabric and make them pillowcases
  • Family Vacation
  • Go to a movie

I hope that list gets your brain going w/ ideas!  Feel free to add to it throughout the summer.  There are lots of other things will be doing several times in the summer, for example  like going to the pool and splash pad.  We will also be doing lots of Pre-K Packs, so I have chosen not to add that to my list.

Time to start all the Summer Fun!

Pam Dana

Pam is a stay at home working mama that enjoys all phases of life! Between her 3 kids, fur baby (a beyond cute Goldendoodle), wonderful husband, friends and working, she stays pretty busy! But, she is loving every aspect of her life! Here on Over the Big Moon, she loves to share DIY's, recipes, printables, organization tips and more!

Comments (5)

  • These are great ideas!! I am desktop challenged and hesitate to pull things together unless they look great. Now I have great summer charts to help us look forward to our days of having lots of fun and getting our chores done. Thank you for sharing your talents with us!!! Very much appreciated and needed!!!

  • These are such great ideas! We loved having you link up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” Hope to see you back soon! -The Sisters

  • Oh, please tell me what a dinosaur ice hunt is! I’m intrigued. My boys (ages 5 and 3) have four more days of preschool left and then it’s GAME ON.

    • Hey Erin! Thanks for the comment! I got the idea when seeing this post: http://lets-explore.net/blog/2008/05/ice-treasures/. Basically, I’ve bought a little package of plastic dinosaurs and I am going to freeze them in ice (in layers) and then just let my boys go nuts outside trying to get them all out! It gets so hot here in the summer, so anything to help them cool off is fun for them! If you end up doing it, take pictures and upload them to our FB page or email them to us. I would love to see it! Good luck!

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