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Summer break is my favorite time of year. and I normally start planning a month or so in advance ... okay let's be honest, I've already made notes about a few things to do with the kids summer next year. We don't tend to do camps, unless they are short ones that the kids ask to attend, instead I like to plan a lot of activities for us to do as a family, but with a combination of just plain old summer fun, and things to stop the summer slide too.
All three kids have been on summer break for almost 3 weeks now and so far we've knocked quite a few things off our summer bucket list, especially while we were in Florida during our first week of vacation. Mike and I were there with all of the kids, and the grand-baby, and it was a blast. We went to the beach, on a dolphin sightseeing boat tour, climbed to the top of a lighthouse, visited NASA, and played mini golf. Since returning back to California we've been to a theme park, the beach, started a summer scrapbook, and been to the local swimming pool. I'm allowing plenty of downtime for the kids too, especially seeing as I'm still working over summer, and they still have their regular weekly activities (roller skating, aikido, and archery lessons) to go to each week. It gives them a chance to decompress a little and not be over-scheduled, but I'm not leaving any room for boredom to set in.
Want to see our bucket list?
As you can see from our list, a lot of what we want to do is outdoors. I love getting the kids outside, exploring new places, learning something new, and doing a little of what I grew up doing, like making daisy chains, kayaking, and camping. And if you want to do some of these things too, feel free to print my list but downloading the PDF I created.