I’m a list maker. I make lists for EVERYTHING. At the beginning of every summer, we make a list of the things the kids want to do for break. We asked them what they wanted to do and here’s the list they came up with. I thought I’d share it with you.
GO TO THE BEACH :: PLAY AT THE SCIENCE MUSEUM :: BUILD A ROBOT :: HAVE A PICNIC :: SLEEP IN A TEPEE :: GO ON A BIKE RIDE :: READ BOOKS :: HUG :: HIKE IN A NEW PLACE :: SWIM WITH FRIENDS :: GO TO THE MOVIES :: SEE A GLACIER :: WALK TO GRANDMA’S HOUSE :: PLAY SOCCER :: PUT ON A PUPPET SHOW :: SEE A GEYSER :: GO CAMPING :: LEARN TO PLAY “TWINKLE, TWINKLE, LITTLE STAR” ON THE PIANO :: HAVE A LEMONADE STAND :: PAINT A PICTURE :: GO TO THE ZOO :: GO FISHING :: HAVE A TEA PARTY WITH DOLLIES :: SEE OLD FRIENDS :: TIE-DYE SHIRTS :: HAVE A NATURE SCAVENGER HUNT :: GO BOWLING :: BUILD A FORT :: VISIT A DINOSAUR MUSEUM :: PLAY IN THE SPRINKLER :: DRAW AT THE ART MUSEUM :: VISIT A NEW MUSEUM :: DRAW A PICTURE EVERY DAY :: GROW VEGGIES :: VISIT A FARM :: GO TO THE FARMERS MARKET :: HAVE LUNCH WITH GRANDMA DOWNTOWN :: MAKE HOMEMADE NOODLES :: MAKE ICE CREAM :: PLAY AT THE PARK ::
I love what they came up with. I don’t remember doing so much in a summer as a kid. They inspired me to make my own list for the summer. Here’s mine.
GO ANTIQUING :: MAKE SOMETHING FROM A VINTAGE PATTERN :: MAKE A ZIPPY WALLET FOR ME :: FIND TREASURE AT A THRIFT STORE :: PAINT A PICTURE :: FINISH GWYNETH’S QUILT :: MAKE WINDOW COVERINGS FOR THE KITCHEN AND GWYNETH’S BEDROOM :: MAKE PATTERNS :: SEW A BAG FROM A LEATHER HIDE ::
What do you have on your summer list??
I love lists, they make everything funner, somehow.
One thing I thought of when I read yours is that something that could complete several of those ideas is Geocaching. Have you tried it? I’m hooked, it’s something about the treasure hunt all over the world feeling that gets to me 🙂
We do a lucky dip with our holiday lists – I get the boys to tell me their list, and we put each one on a piece of paper. Then a couple of times a week I piece of paper out of the bowl or whatever I’ve put them in and we do what’s on the list (OK, sometimes there’s some manipulation from my end, but you get the picture).
Finish upholstering my couch, finish my hexagon quilt, finish my Roseville pottery applique quilt. What have I done so far: started a dress, started knitting, started a new quilt. I’m very good at starting things, but not so good at finishing. I think I want to do what your kids are doing. 😉