Thursday, June 9, 2011

Fun things to do...

When I was in high school a friend of mine and I made a list of all the fun things to do in Las Vegas so that when we were bored we could go down the list and pick something to do that day. I am taking the same idea and molding it to my family now. I have made a list of fun activities for my kids and I to do together this summer. Some of activities require me to be a part of them. Others they can do on their own. I am hoping have the list printed out by their daily schedule will save me from hearing "I'm bored" too many times this summer. Here is my list so far, please give me more ideas in the comments if you have them.

Make Lemonade
Go to Library – pick a book from the library website
Movie Night
Go on a walk
Go on a bike ride
Water balloon fight
Water snake in backyard
Hike in the mountains
Splash parks
Leid discovery museum
Go to Michaels and pick a craft to do
Make barettes with flowers
Roller skating
City pool
Make homemade ice cream
Wash the car
Make playdoh
Plant flowers
Side walk chalk
Write letters to pen pals
Make forts
Put together a puzzle
Play a board game
Fashion show
Get slurpees
Write a story book
Sew a craft
Go swimming
Water gun fight
Free movies
Wii active game
Make popsicles or pudding pops


We are a part of a happy family said...

Fry an egg on the sidewalk....

Not Vegas specific but here is my new go to for ideas to engage my kids (and myself)

cat said...

i'm going to print that off too!

Michelle said...


I have been following your blog for a while since we have a few mutual friends. I was really touched by Camille's story.

I'm actually teaching a water safety summer camp online next week for K12. I was wondering if you wouldn't mind sharing your story with my students? It will be for K-5th graders. The camp is next week Mon, Tues or Wed at 1:30 online. If you are interested, I can give you more details. My email address is and phone number is 217-1929.


shanan said...

Can I be on their pen pal list!?

Anonymous said...

Make a potholder on a loom (for a gift?).

Learn to crochet. Only chain and single crochet needed for many projects. Library has "Crochet for Kids" books.

Anonymous said...

Make homemade pretzels, and let the kids make whatever shape they would like to. My Kids always enjoy this. ...About making playdough, make it with koolaid, it smells really yummy, and you won't have to use dye.

Anonymous said...

Ooblek. Corn starch and water.
Sanitize table and hands and spray whipped cream on. Let them play and draw and then lick hands clean.
Paint rocks with acrylics to use in landscaping.
Paint sidewalk with liquids water colors. It will stay tinted through a few rains/hose downs, but will come off.
Mix paint and water in spray bottle and use on paper outside to make great art.

cynphil6 said...

Talent show
Act out a play
*Make sure the camcorder is charged up! ( :
Write letters to grandparents
Learn about the flag for 4th of July or Pioneers for the 24th of July
Secret buddies
Book report
ENJOY! ( :

Stefanie said...

Stephanie! It's Stefanie Kring! I saw your link in the view, and didn't realize it was you until I came to check out your blog! Congrats on your success...and your beautiful family. On a side note, I am so sorry for the loss of beautiful Camille. I was reading your story, and couldn't fight off the tears. So strong of you to share.

I have 4 kids myself...and a set of twins, looks like you might have a set to? The girls? And LOVE how you named Harrison after your maiden name! My boys were born in Sept of 2010, and I named one Harrison as well. :)

I'm also Hope to hear from you! I ran into Shelly Johnson the other day and it was nice to catch up with her. Take care!

Melanie said...

paint nails
put on a play
make a movie with the videocamera
photo scavenger hunt
sing your favorite songs
make up new words for the song
write/call/visit cousins
make a treat and take it anonymously
Friend magazine online
make puppets and do a show
dance contest

Anonymous said...

Stephanie-- I was wondering if you take requests? ha!

I am going to be going to Las Vegas in October for a conference, and I was wondering if you could give some advice.

If you were someone coming to Las Vegas as a mostly-tourist, there for 4 full days, could you make some suggestions for things you would want to see? Sadly, just me, not my kids. And I am not interesting in the casinos, etc, except maybe to walk through them. I am thinking of taking a day for Grand Canyon/ Hoover Dam. What else would you suggest? and what would be within a reasonable distance for my husband and I, where we wouldn't be just running outselves ragged??

Thank you!!!