2010 Summer To Do List

Tuesday June 15, 2010


I think the key to not only surviving summer, but enjoying it is to have a plan.  Before summer arrives, I think of all these fun things I want to do with the kids during the summer, but if I don’t sit down and plan them out, they will never happen.  Even worse, on a day when I have nothing planned, the kids will whine, “Whatarewegonnadotodaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay?”  and I’ll have no ideas.

So, I’ve compiled a list of things I hope to do this summer.  This is an abridged version of the fuller list I put together for my MOPS group.  These are just my personal picks for “must do” this summer.  A lot of great places aren’t on my list simply because we’ve done them before and I want to hit some other spots.  As we visit these places, I will check them off () and link up to the related blog post.

Explore Local Parks, Playgrounds, and Green Spaces

Check Out DC

See Some Animals

Check out some Planes and/or Trains

Rainy Day / Indoor Fun

See a Performance

  • Go to Fairfax Corner –  water fountains + Tiny Tots  Summer Series on Wednesday & Saturday
  • Go to Wolf Trap’s Theatre-in-the-Woods:  Robbie Shaefer 7/6 – 7/10,  Steve Songs 7/13 – 7/17

Get Wet

Visit an Amusement Park (or two)

Have Fun without Mom!

Take a Trip

  • Visit the Grands — blogged 7/27/10
  • Camp — we love Buggs Island,  Burke Lake, and Big Meadow are other good options
  • Go to the Beach — we love the Outer Banks, but this year we’re going to check out Rehoboth, DE (8/26/10)

Family Fun

  • Have a picnic lunch with Daddy at work
  • Go out on Grandad’s Boat
  • Plan and execute a some sort of service project (I’d love to hear your ideas!)
  • Give kids a chance to pick the activity for the day
  • Have a picnic in the back yard in a box

Having a plan for summer fun works for me.   What’s on your summer to do list?

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7 Responses to 2010 Summer To Do List

  1. 1
    Renee says:

    Wow! I always learn something from you. I can’t wait to see the Flying Circus!

  2. 2

    Someone suggested Dutch Wonderland to me a while ago and I totally forgot about it! I’ll have to look into that this summer!

  3. 3
    monica says:

    Awesome planning! You will love Dutch Wonderland we went last summer and I liked it better than Disney for preschoolers. We had a blast!

  4. 4
    Kelly says:

    That’s a great list. I put my to do list up on my blog last week, but it was all stuff I want/need to do this summer. It had very little fun for the kids, LOL.

  5. 5
    Pam says:

    We visited the butterfly garden’s at Wheaton’s Botanical Gardens when my mom visited. I enjoyed the park and the butterfly’s very much, but Erik did not like the butterfly’s flying all around and wanted to “get out of here”.
    Looks like you have a great summer planned.

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    Emily says:

    What a great list! My 22mo daughter and I are visiting the area, and it’s nice to have a list like this to refer to-especially the reviews!

  7. 7
    Angela J says:

    Thank you for all the great ideas!!!

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