Super Summer of AWESOMENESS! (With Printable Summer Bucket List!)

Summer “officially” begins at 12:38pm EDT today when the sun reaches the northernmost point of the equator, or at least so says the Farmers’ Almanac. As usual, MiniThor and I have many plans for living out this summer to the maximum level of AWESOMENESS!  To ensure summer success the little and I came up with a list of activities…Our Summer Bucket List!

 
You can print one for your family with our handy dandy 2015 Summer Bucket List Printable!  Feel free to print and use our list or create your own list for your little superheroes; be sure to include local options and explore the family fun avaliable in your city!  We love the list on Bluegrass Redhead with summer fun ideas within our community.

MiniThor has been having a blast working through our bucket list!  

We have made several trips to our local spray park, played in the rain any chance we’ve had to do so, had some messy fun with chalk paint (see Our Chalk Paint Recipe for a simple three ingredient recipe for fun!), and we spent a day hiking at Hematite Lake…and many more adventures not pictured!

A summer bucket list gives your family a visual of all the excitement that is in store during those precious summer months.  As this is the summer before my MiniThor starts kindergarten, it is an extra special summer break in which I want to squeeze in as many memory making adventures and days filled with laughter as possible!
Keep making memories,

Kate

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Sidewalk Chalk Paint

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Mini Thor and I love to play outside! Kids need sunshine and fresh air! I try to come up with fun new things for us to try and I had seen SideWalk Chalk Paint on Pinterest like a million times so I whipped some up for us to play with. This paint is so simple to make and the best part is…it is washable!!!

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Here’s what you need..
– 1 Cup Corn Starch
– 1 Cup Warm Water
– Food Coloring (a few drops of each color you want to make)
– Containers (like muffin or cup cake baking containers, I used silicon baking cups)
– Paint Brushes (Basting Brushes work great for this!)
These are all things you probably have in your kitchen! This activity would be great for an impromptu afternoon in the sunshine!

The How-To:

Whisk together your corn starch and water in a small bowl.

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Pour some of the mixture into each of your containers and then add a few drops of food coloring to each one. Stir it up and that’s it, you’re ready to go paint!

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The colors will be dark when you first paint them onto the sidewalk but they dry in beautiful almost neon colors!

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We had so much fun with this! Mini Thor got to splatter paint all over without worrying about getting his clothes messy or getting paint everywhere. Its a beautiful thing when children get to play in absolute freedom! He had droplets all over his white shirt and it washed out no problem!

Give this fun activity a try and I bet you’ll see some smiles 🙂

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And all the excitement might just wear out your little one!

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-Kate