Do you have big plans this summer?  Or are you still trying to figure out what you can do besides sit on the couch?  In “How to Make Summer Great” (check it out here) I listed that one of the ways is to set goals.  Set goals and try to meet them so that you force yourself to accomplish something you’ve always wanted to do. I’m sure you can agree that it feels good to have an accomplishment and be productive.  June has already come and gone and the summer is already 1/3 of the way over.  What!?  I know!!  But its not too late to start.  So I thought I’d help you out by giving you 102 ideas you can do this summer.  Some of them are useful, others will help you become a better person, and the rest are just for fun and memory building.  I’d love to hear in the comments below if you do any of them and how it went!

  1. Go berry picking
  2. Make freshly squeezed lemonade
  3. Grow a plant
  4. Blow bubbles (bonus points if you blow bubbles during a traffic jam 😉 )
  5. Build a campfire and roast S’mores
  6. Run a marathon
  7. Read an inspirational book
  8. Go on a picnic
  9. Collect seashells
  10. Take a grandparent out
  11. Learn some Catholic apologetics
  12. Build a sandcastle
  13. Play tennis
  14. Go all day without technology
  15. Have a water balloon/water gun fight
  16. Star gaze
  17. Play/dance in the rain
  18. Camp in your backyard
  19. Make cookies
  20. Catch fireflies
  21. Go to a baseball game
  22. Go tubing
  23. Go kayaking
  24. Make a blanket fort
  25. Try to beat a world record
  26. Pick wildflowers
  27. Go to Adoration
  28. Buy something from a farmer’s market
  29. Skip rocks
  30. Play hopscotch, jump rope, or other game you played as a child
  31. Go fishing
  32. Make root beer floats
  33. Pray a novena
  34. Learn a magic trick (here are some easy tutorials)
  35. Learn to juggle (here are some simple tutorials)
  36. Watch a sunrise
  37. Make a mini movie
  38. Make up your own crazy sandwich recipe and eat it
  39. Go to daily Mass
  40. Pray a 20 decade rosary (all the mysteries of the rosary)
  41. Make homemade pizza
  42. Go to a Christian concert
  43. Clean out your closet
  44. Make dinner for your family
  45. Have a paint fight
  46. Go thrifting
  47. Build a bean bag toss
  48. Hand out roses to random people
  49. Go on an outing with mom or dad
  50. Fly a kite
  51. Go biking
  52. Watch a movie about a saint
  53. Make a banana split
  54. Mail a letter to someone telling them how much they mean to you (no email/text)
  55. Attend a vocational discernment retreat
  56. Read and study the four Gospels
  57. Go on a nature walk
  58. Make popsicles
  59. Job shadow for a job you never would have thought of doing, just to see
  60. Make a boat/raft and try to float down the river
  61. Make a marble/domino run
  62. Eat something you’ve never tried before
  63. Go geocaching
  64. Hand wash your car
  65. Make a giant splattered painting
  66. Buy your mom flowers
  67. Go on a scavenger hunt around town
  68. Make a tree swing
  69. Go bowling
  70. Start a prayer journal
  71. Write a mini book
  72. Have a seed spitting contest
  73. Roll down the car windows and sing loud (we did and had so many laughs & fun!! 😛 )
  74. Play flashlight tag
  75. Go garage sale hunting
  76. Learn a braille or sign language (or any language)
  77. Build stilts and learn how to use them
  78. Volunteer somewhere
  79. Go fill a trash bag with litter
  80. Make a flower crown
  81. Make paper airplanes
  82. See a magic show
  83. Visit a nursing or veterans home
  84. Learn about 10 new saints
  85. Go to confession
  86. Complete a 1000 piece puzzle
  87. Wade barefoot in a creek
  88. Go jet/water skiing
  89. Go on a backpacking trip
  90. Make a pinata and fill it with candy
  91. Have a game night
  92. Go rollerblading
  93. Visit a cathedral
  94. Bring flowers to Mother Mary at church
  95. Climb a tree
  96. Try a Pinterest DIY
  97. Learn how to ripstick/skateboard/unicycle/pogo stick
  98. Learn how to do a flip or handspring
  99. Memorize the Beatitudes and then live them
  100. Pray in front of an abortion clinic
  101. Altar serve or sing at Mass
  102. Practice daily prayer

Thanks for reading!  Don’t be afraid to become childlike and have some fun!  Like, comment, share, and subscribe!

Note:  I’d love to hear your thoughts and interact with you in the comments below!  Whether you just wanted to say “Hi” and that you read my post (so I know that you are out there), ask a question or request a topic (I’d love to post things you want to read), add anything I missed, or some inspirational thought (we an always use this).  We need the encouragement, support, and wisdom of each other to make it through this hard journey to Heaven.  I would love to hear your thoughts, too!  So I encourage you to comment or shoot me an email.