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Summer Jar List 2012

Last year our “What do we do in the Summertime Jar” was a huge success and hit for our family. At the end of the summer I felt  like we had actually taken the time to do some fun things. The way the jar worked was each night at dinner the boys would take turns drawing a slip from the jar. Some of them took a day to organize so we didn’t necessarily do it every night. Most we were able to make happen within a day or two.

All year Ive been pinning on my Summertime board new projects for us to do and have updated our list and our jar. There are some projects that are the same, either because we liked them so much or because we didn’t get to them. Ive linked the list with instructions from different blogs or websites to make it super easy!

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Our 2012 Summertime Bucket list:

  1. Organize a bike Parade
  2. Hot rocks with crayons
  3. Water balloon fight
  4. Nature scavenger hunt
  5. Wash the car
  6. Build a fort
  7. Play dough
  8. Squirt bottle water fight
  9. Jump on the trampoline with ice cubes
  10. Flashlight tag
  11. Write a letter to cousins/grandparents
  12. Backwards Day – Have dinner for breakfast and breakfast for dinner, eat dessert before lunch
  13. Hold a bike wash
  14. Sponge Tag
  15. Organize a game of Dodge Ball
  16. Make up a code and then write a letter
  17. Create a sand art picture
  18. Play catch
  19. Plan and create a picnic for your stuffed animals
  20. Learn magic tricks, plan a magic show
  21. Math games
  22. Decorate a shoe box for all your summer treasures
  23. Make cookies and visit a Grandma in the neighborhood
  24. Plan a lemonade stand or bake sale and donate the money to a good cause
  25. Create a Hot Wheels obstacle course
  26. Visit the fire station
  27. Have a paper airplane contest
  28. Freezer Baggie Ice Cream
  29. Pick a snack from Moms Cooking for kids Pinterest board to make
  30. Re-decorate your room
  31. Pencil top mosaic stamping
  32. Make homemade snow cones
  33.  Marshmallow Guns
  34. Excavate toys out of ice
  35. Water Balloon Piñatas
  36. Mini-Marshmallow Popper
  37. Drive in Movie Night
  38. Paint Swatch Scavenger Hunt
  39. Balloon Ping Pong
  40. Mazes!
  41. Bubble art

You can download the list and cut it  apart to make your own jar! The hardest part of any project is the prep and getting organized. This really will change your summer just by having a plan and the ideas together. You can leave off the ideas you don’t like and add ones you do.

Summer list 2012

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Lisa

Author/co-founder of Over the Big Moon since 2011. I am passionate about creating, graphic design, DIY projects, gardening, cooking and all things home and family...with the exception of laundry! Most importantly I am a wife to my best friend, John and a Mom to 3 amazing boys! Thanks for stopping by today!
  • http://www.themotherhuddle.com Destri

    Oh I love finding fun new blogs! Such great content, keep up the great work!

    Thanks so much for including our masking tape race track, that is definitely a favorite around my house.

  • http://thethriftinessmiss.blogspot.com/ Jessie

    This is the cutest idea ever. And such great summertime ideas too. I am definitely making one with my family. Thank you so much for a great project idea :)

  • http://www.CreeksideMinistries.blogspot.com Linda Stoll

    Wow! Super and and an oh-so-cool way to say good-bye to endless hours of screens … or whining that there’s nothing to do!

    I’ve shared your masterpiece with the people in my world!

    http://creeksideministries.blogspot.com/2012/05/party-in-jar.html

    Many thanks!

  • Lauren

    good ideas! going to use them this year if u do a updated one yyou should do a temporarily hair dye :P