It's no secret I love lists, and checking things off lists.
The last couple years our family has made a Summer Fun List and posted it in our Family Room. We made it a mission to cross off every item on the list. Some were things we knew we'd do anyway (like a vacation or swimming in a nearby lake) but we added them to create some anticipation and, well, to give us things to regularly cross off. We always add playgrounds and I get the kids to pick a random number of how many new ones we will visit which motivates us to explore new places.
It's a true family project that we all contribute ideas too. The kids love seeing their suggestions and activities up on the wall and enjoy crossing them off as much as we do. They also love decorating it with summery stickers. :)
We haven't always finished our whole list each year, but those we didn't finish we simply add to the list the following year if the kids still want to do it.
We are working on our Summer 2016 list this week. What do you suggest we include this year? Do you make a Summer Fun List?