Printable Summer Checklist {2014}

A summer checklist is a great way to get everyone in the family excited about summer, and it is a perfect antidote to summer boredom because there is always a new activity or adventure on the list.  We create a summer checklist annually, and I am so excited to be able to share our 2014 Summer Checklist with you today.

To print out your own 8X10 copy, right click on the picture above, save it to your computer, and print.  This checklist is for personal use only.  Please do not reprint without written permission from me.

I have also provided some helpful links below: 

1) Celebrate Canada Day or the 4th of July
2) Watch fireworks or attend a parade
3) Have a teddy bear picnic
4) Go to a splash pad or swim in a pool
5) Host a "half sleepover"
6) Go to a farmer's market
7) Visit the library and read a book outside
8) Make homemade bubbles
9) Go fishing or hiking
10) Have family movie night outside
11) Paint rocks or make patio stones
12) Pick out a toy or treat at the dollar store
13) Plant something and watch it grow
14) Visit a wildlife park, farm or zoo
15) Grill a pizza
16) Create a simple backyard water park
17) Play baseball, soccer or street hockey
18) Make ice cream or go to an ice cream stand
19) Go for a bike ride
20) Decorate a cake or bake cookies
21) Spend time at a cottage, beach or park
22) Do a science experiment
23) Play a board game
24) Go Geo-caching
25) Draw with sidewalk chalk
26) Play mini golf
27) See a play or perform a play
28) Have a lemonade stand
29) Try a new food
30) Have a Superhero day
31) Camp in the backyard or living room
32) Have a PJ day
33) Put on a puppet show
34) Make a summer reading list
35) Fly a kite
36) Have a dance party in the living room
37) Go on a scavenger hunt
38) Make moon sand or play dough
39) Have pancakes for supper
40) Do a good deed or raise money for charity
41) Visit a new city or town
42) Visit a museum or theme park
43) Roast marshmallows and make s'mores
44) Write and mail a letter or postcard
45) Run in a race
46) Craft a boat and float it down a river
47) _______________________________
48) _______________________________
49) _______________________________

We always have 50 items on our summer checklist, but if you want to keep things simple for your family, you can just select your 25 favorite activities.

Once you have finalized your list, put it on the fridge or in a cheap dollar store frame.  Then, every time you do something on the list, "check" it off by putting a sticker over the number.  {A dry erase marker would work well too.}

As you can see, “have ice cream for supper” is the last item on the list.  We always save it until the end.  It’s a great way to celebrate the end of summer, spend time together, and reminisce about all the fun that was had.

I hope you enjoy having a summer checklist as much as we do.  Make sure to click on the links above for more details, recipes and tutorials.  Have fun! 

Gina Bell (aka East CoastMommy)

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