Thursday, June 10, 2010

Summer List of Fun

I have been working on my ideas for keeping kids from uttering the dreaded "I don't have anything to dooooooo". Here is what I have come up with so far.
Lots of art projects, here are a few I like.
This awesome batik project might be first on my list. Her whole blog is amazing and I think it is where I am going to look anytime we need a craft project this summer.

We may have to make bubble machines again.

We may have to make slime again. I also saw a recipe that called it Gak and used liquid starch here.

This is corn syrup painting from eighteen25.

Agirlandhergluegun had these great ideas out of a book she had.

-Field trips to Salt Lake

-temple square

-Hoogle Zoo

-museums at the U

-Davis County Summer Reading program, we do this every summer and it is great! The schedule is here. My endorsement has nothing to do with my mother being the library event scheduler.

-Helen's Pool (my mom's friend who graciously shares her pool)

-Field trip to Provo

- Bean Museum

-Museum of Fine Art

-This is the Place Heritage Park

-Swimming Lessons

-Park Days with friends

-Free Bowing at Orchard Lanes in North Salt Lake. Free all summer if you register at

-Read a book aloud as a family (instead of TV)

And last but not least I caved in to peer pressure and got us season passes to Cherry Hill , the local water park. I was really reluctant to consider spending a far part of my summer in a swim suit but the last few days have been so fun and the amount of sibling bickering has been so small that I think I am fan. The deal is the kids have to complete a chore chart every morning before we can go so I get a clean house without nagging plus they seem less inclined to mess it up when they had to help clean it!
So those are some of the things we will be doing, I posted them so I can look back when we are out of things to do and maybe there will be something there someone else can use.
Let the fun begin!


Queen Elizabeth said...

GRACIAS for the tips. We have 11 days until school is out and I'm starting to get "the fear". Mixed with "the excitement", of course.

Circe said...

It sounds like you're going to be busy! Thanks for all the tips! You look great in your cherry Hill attire! :)

Amanda said...

I am so excited to see ya at CH!! I just might have to steal some of your ideas! Thanks babe!

Circe said...

i L-O-V-E this is the Place, I went on a feild trip there in 4th grade and i really enjoyed it! i still remember it!