Monday, June 15, 2020

Summer Fun Activity Checklist to do at home

Tree of Goodness for Summer Fun

Come along with me as I share a summer fun activity checklist, wellness ideas, and tasty fun food recipes. Any of them can brighten the day, no matter the season or where you live. 

Post updated 6/5/2023

Most of the checklist items can be completed solo. Others can be done with a buddy or partner, and some will appeal to a brood of kids or grandkids. All are inexpensive or free, and need no fancy equipment.

This list works well for me, as I love puttering around my home and look for ways to relax, kick back and enjoy a simple life.

Look at the checklist to see which ones interest you. I’m sure many of these pastimes will put a smile on your face, and be appreciated by your mates as well.

Summer Fun Activity Checklist to do at home

Joy springs from within. Tap into it, as you sample these activities. Several use power from color energy to help raise your vibration (tips on ways to raise your vibration was written by Alexandra Panait. It appeared on Thrive Global, and improves your outlook.

1.    Celebrate the first day of summer with one of these
 five beautiful rituals to celebrate Summer Solstice from Chloe Rain at Explore Deeply

2. Set up a hummingbird feeder and see this amazing bird in action


3. Chalk sidewalk with awesome doodles and drawings

4. Display plants, greens, and flowers to boost happiness

5. Enjoy an in-home spa day and pamper yourself

Happy Woman

6. Lighten up décor with accent pieces of sea blue and additional

7. Add a coat of whitewash onto a picnic table or Chaise
 lounge to revive outdoor furniture and perk up surroundings

8. Blow soapsuds bubbles

9. Splash in rain shower puddles

10. Bike ride, while social distancing from others

11. Create a summer sanctuary and cozy up with a book

12. Read, paint, practice yoga, or compose a tune, story, or poem

13. Play tag, hopscotch, or other favorite childhood games

14. Look for fireflies at night, and see their glow

15. Learn how to breathe in health with Emma Seppälä, as she demonstrates ways mindful breathing encourages happiness

16. Nap in a hammock

17. Run under a sprinkler or take a dip in a backyard pool

18. Sleep with the windows open

19. Get creative and craft a kite, pinwheel, or vision board

20. Feast on plant-based tacos for Taco Tuesday. See recipe and photos at Dora's Table. She creates Mexican zucchini squash tacos that are easy, delicious, and fun to eat

Photo Dora L. Stone

21. Fix mouthwatering avocado basil gazpacho. Recipe by Judee Algazi. Serve this quick chilled soup with crusty bread, a refreshing one dish lunch or dinner for those sweltering summer days it's to hot to cook.

creamed avocado gazpacho with chopped vegetables
Photo Judee Algazi

22. Plant basil, parsley, and thyme to raise a mini herb garden

23. Spread a blanket outdoors, and gaze at a starry indigo sky


Additional Ideas from Colors 4 Health

Taco Tues Recipe for Vegan Tacos

Pick and choose from my Summer Fun Activity Checklist above. Which ones interest you? 

Each one can improve your sense of well-being. 

Please comment below and re-share on social media with a link-back to this post.

Which ideas and pastimes motivate you to make plans to do them? 

Which pursuits are included in summer fun activities already? 

Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.

I love to hear from you, and read every comment.

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  1. Thanks so much for linking up with me at my #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 13, open June 1 to 26. All party entries shared if social media buttons installed.

  2. Nancy, Great summer fun ideas! I have some similar ones (e.g. read, bike, play with water, etc.). #MLSTL

    1. Whatever you do, have a fun time Natalie. Thanks for the visit and see you again at #MLSTL.

  3. So many ways to enjoy Summer or really any season, Nancy. Great to have some positivity today amidst all the pain and negativity at the moment. Thanks for sharing at #MLSTL and sharing on SM for you. xx

    1. Thanks Sue for the visit, comment, social love, and hosting #MLSTL. It's a great blog party, and I hope my blogger friends, fans, and readers stop by there to see what's new each week. Have a lovely day and stay safe and well.

  4. Nancy,
    I really enjoyed your post and all the great tips. I saw a hummingbird in in my flowers for the first time in 32 years in this house. I was so excited!

    1. Thanks Judee for sharing the good words. Bet the joy of seeing that hummingbird was "contagious." We sure could use more joy these days, and that's a big motive for me posting this blog now. Be well, stay safe, and have a lovely day.

  5. Hi Nancy - I love the feeling of Summer that your post invoked (especially as it's overcast and raining here). You also mentioned hummingbirds and fireflies - two things that are on my bucket list to see one day IRL! Neither of them are in Australia.
    Thanks for linking up with us at MLSTL and I've shared on my SM 😊

    1. Hi Leanne, You taught me something new today. Didn't realize hummingbirds and fireflies don't live in Australia.Then I did a little research and found out... In Australia, fireflies inhabit the forests and mangroves along the coast of New South Wales, Queensland and the Northern Territory. This was a quote from 2014 from Univ. of Melbourne. Sure hope you see both one day IRL! Thanks for hosting #MLSTL, social shares, and happy winter.

  6. So many of these sound lovely, Nancy. I like sleeping with the windows open. We have a humming bird feeder at our cabin, but I want to hang one at the house too. That's just a start. I'll be coming back to the list to come up with some other quick mood boosters. Thanks!

    1. Thanks for your comment Christie. If you look closely up top. there's a hummingbird in the background of my blog theme. I love them so much. Whatever you do or don't do this summer, please enjoy the moment and stay well and safe.

  7. Thanks for the tips Nan. I did bubbles with my granddaughter and now I'm thinking about chalk on the back patio. I had an at home spa day for myself and also listened to some beautiful calming spa style music, very rejuvenating!

    1. How wonderful that sounds. Thanks for your comment and keep on enjoying yourself.

  8. Sometimes a suggestion or two will get us moving! Thanks for this resource.

  9. So many fun summer activity ideas! I've already completed a few of them too.

  10. Thanks Joanne for the visit and comment. Wish you a fun day!

  11. Summer is a fun season, even though it is the start of everything dying off or hibernating to regrow. I love many of the suggested activities. They tame me right back to my youth days.

    1. Hear you Julie. Wonder what your favorite summer activity is. I have more time to fun-read and that gives me great pleasure. Wishing you a beautiful summer and happiness all the seasons of the year.

  12. Nancy, what a fun list for summer. I love all of the ideas and many remind me of my childhood!
    Pam @ Everyday Living

    1. Thanks for the visit and comment Pam. It's fun to play like a kid again. Wishing you a beautiful day.