The classics never go out of style. And summer is one of the classics. From the first splash and smell of sunblock to picking up new sunglasses and listening to your favorite jams, there are plenty classic summer things that mean excitement is around the corner.
As children, we all anxiously counted down to the end of school and start of summer. We couldn’t wait until we could spend our mornings sleeping and afternoons by the pool.
As adults, we still love the summer. We look forward to long lunch breaks with the sun in our face and weekends with our feet in the pool and kids running around the yard.
From neighborly barbecues to lazy days, summer simply has too much to offer. Fortunately, there are plenty of summer things that remind us of our youth, keep the kids occupied or simply let us forgot about life and enjoy the moment!
Summer Things that Remind You of Childhood
What are your favorite memories of summer?
For many of us, then we have our own version of The Sandlot. There was a time growing up that was basically perfect. We had independence during the day, yet the safety and security of our family at night. Summer provided the freedom to find some adventures with our friends, but the down time to relax by the pool!
Yes, there are plenty of summer things that make us feel like a child again!
1. Blowing Bubbles in the Sun 2. Playing Miniature Golf with Friends 3. Riding a Roller Coaster 4. Building a Sandcastle 5. Picking Flowers in the Park 6. Going for a Bike Ride (with no exact route) 7. No School 8. Losing Time in the Pool 9. Oddly Competitive Game of Volleyball in the Backyard 10. Floating Endlessly in the Pool 11. Taking a Random Road Trip
Summer Things to do with a Child
Part of our summer memories are spending time with family. As a kid, we would cherish those days spent with our parents. Although, at the time, we probably did not appreciate grocery shopping when we could see the sun shining. But now, as parents, we want to make the most of our time with the kids.
12. Bake Some Cookies 13. Make Homemade Ice Cream 14. Color on the Sidewalk 15. Run through Sprinklers 16. Slip ‘n Slide 17. Host a Lemonade Stand 18. Water Balloon Fight 19. Feed the Ducks at the Park 20. Visit the Library to Find Some Summer Reading 21. Go to a Carnival 22. Watch Fireworks 23. Camp in the Backyard
Summer Things to Eat and Drink
Every season has some classic foods and dishes. In the summer, we can enjoy the fruits of our labor (literally) as our gardens produce fresh vegetables. However, beyond our gardens, there are plenty of other summer things that we love to eat and drink that put us in the mood for more sunshine!
24. Fresh Squeezed Lemonade 25. Fresh Fruits 26. Garden Grown Vegetables 27. S’mores by the Campfire 28. Local Corn on the Cob 29. Weekend Cookout with Friends and Family 30. Watermelon 31. Ice Cream from an Ice Cream Truck 32. Lobster Roll by the Beach 33. Pack a Picnic 34. Anything Fresh from a Farmers Market 35. Pie (Any Kind with Seasonal Fruit) 36. Dessert with Fresh Strawberries 37. Frozen Concoctions in the Ice Cube Tray
The Best Summer Things to Forget About the Real World
Perhaps the best part of summer is simply relaxing and forgetting about the responsibilities of the real world. Friends and family are great, but sometimes the best thing about summer is simply some alone time relaxing.
38. Relax in a Hammock 39. Read a Book by the Pool 40. Zone Out Listening to Music 41. Stare at the Stars 42. Watch a Sunset (or Sunrise) 43. Feel the Sun on Your Back 44. Feel the Sun in Your Face 45. Sit on the Front Porch 46. Sleep with the Windows Open 47. Sit Out by the Fire Past Your Bedtime
From fun in the sun to playing in the pool, there are definitely some summer things that simply make us excited for the season.
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