Our Summertime Fun List

by Jen in summer,to-do list

I have been reading a lot of different summer bucket lists in the last couple of weeks. I love the enthusiasm that these families have put into making plans for the summer ahead. Doesn’t having some sort of plan always make things easier. I think so. So, it is with this in mind that I sat down with the girls (and the Mr.) and brainstormed things we would like to do this summer. We’re calling it our Summertime Fun List. This title totally works for us. Let’s see what made the list for the summer of 2012.

Summertime Fun List
go bike riding, learn to ride the trails
go to the Toronto Island
make a tee-pee
learn about new animals
learn to play chess
go berry picking
go see Picasso at the AGO
visit different libraries in the city
play at the beach
CNE (Canadian National Exhibition
create and perform a play(s)
read one book a week each
make a fort in the basement
play with our new puppy

We’ll be participating, along side 15 + other bloggers, in the Summer Virtual Book Club For Kids. Every month  this summer we’ll be exploring a different author – June’s author is Mo Willems. You can join the book club too! Pick up a Mo Willems’ book, create an activity/craft/art/whatever related to the book. Come back on June 18th to see and share what everyone has done!

I think we hit all the important points. These things seem pretty doable. In our part of the city a typical summer day is spent at the park, watching the kids play in the splash pad. Love it. It sounds like we are going to have a pretty fun summer. Unfortunately, summer doesn’t officially start until school is over at the end of June, but we are ready for it’s arrival! What is on your summer to-do list this year?

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KEEN Recess Team June 1, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Love this list! Definitely doable. The KEEN Recesss Team is working on our summer list, and these suggestions are great. Recess is a rallying cry for adults and kids alike to take a break from the daily grind, get outside and create their own playground. We’d love to see all your adventures on our recess page:


Whether you’re chasing the puppy in the park, building sand castles at the beach, or learning on to ride on the trails, we’d love to know! You can choose a recess and add your favorite locations and photos to the map.

KEEN Recess Team

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