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Summer Fun Checklist

Summer Fun Checklist

By Isabel Kallman

Summer Fun Checklist

School is winding down for my son and while the summer is principally defined by six weeks of day camp, it’s book-ended by a several weeks of unstructured time. While that’s great at first, I have found that those long relaxing days soon turn to restless ones if not occupied with fun outings and activities to anchor them.

This past weekend, my eight-year old son, husband and I sat around for about 30 minutes and came up with a list of 25 things we’d like to do this summer. To start off the conversation, I had a short list prepared with 10 ideas to discuss and build upon.

I love checklists, so we created a Summer Fun Checklist. Here are some items that are on our list:

– Publish a comic book
– Visit the top of the Empire State Building
– See Mr. Popper’s Penguins
– Learn to ride a bike
Make a Lemonade Stand
– See Spiderman on Broadway
– Have a chocolate shake at Shake Shack

If your kids or family would like to create your own Summer Fun Checklist, here’s a free printable for you to use. Just click on the image, download and print.

Summer Fun Checklist Printable

Need some help?

Here are some tips to get you started on creating your own checklist:

– Be a tourist in your area
– Be a local, getting to know your neighbors and neighborhood
– Have a fun dining experience
– Think about books you want to read
– Plan which movies you want to see this summer
– Reconnect with friends

I would love to hear about your own plans. Please do share or point me to your own lists in the comments section.

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Isabel Kallman
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Isabel Kallman

Isabel Kallman is the founding mom of

Feel free to send nice emails to isabel[at]alphamom[dot]com.


Isabel Kallman is the founding mom of

Feel free to send nice emails to isabel[at]alphamom[dot]com.

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Aimee Giese | Greeblemonkey

Isabel, this is so freaky!!! We decided at dinner just last night that we would create a family comic book over the summer!!! Maybe we should collaborate??

Jo @ mostlyfitmom

Thank you!  Exactly what I needed to get the discussion started, because usually what ends up happening is we throw some ideas around but never really accomplish anything and then summer is over.  Or else I just end up having to make all the plans, and where’s the fun in that?


Love this idea – can’t wait to create a summer fun list with my 5-year-old. Tops on my list is to stay at our local lake until the sun sets and have a giant BBQ with friends.


Amazing Thought!!  Such a wonderful idea to create a Family comic book over the summer. The List you prepared that some of them we need to do activities on summer to spend a quality of time with family. I like it. Hope, your idea work. According to my point we can hangout with our children’s to know them better. I like it. Keep it up.


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