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100 days of summer: survival guide

Flickr photo credit: Stéfan

This outside the box mom plans to spend the next 100 days of summer for FREE or cheap (actually 103, but who’s counting?)…

  1. make a list of books to read
  2. make a list of movies to watch
  3. go to the pool
  4. go to a splash/water park
  5. AMF free summer bowling
  6. go skating
  7. enjoy an outdoor concert
  8. celebrate dad for Father’s Day with a special dinner
  9. enjoy fireworks
  10. go fishing
  11. have a cookout
  12. play in the rain
  13. chase bubbles in our backyard
  14. go to our favorite park
  15. attend a local minor league baseball game
  16. go to my son’s favorite local family entertainment center Thunder Valley
  17. visit Taubman Museum – free Saturday
  18. visit Mill Mountain Star (my daughter’s first trip)
  19. visit Crystal Spring Pumping Station (free)
  20. visit Science Museum – free 2nd Friday
  21. visit Salem Fair
  22. Lowe’s Build & GrowWaving Flag: Saturday 06/25/2011
  23. Lowe’s Build & Grow - Tow Truck: Saturday 07/09/2011
  24. Home Depot Kids Workshop Father’s Day Lil toolbox: Saturday 06/18/2011
  25. Home Depot Kids Workshop Saturday 07/02/2011
  26. Home Depot Kids Workshop Saturday 08/06/2011
  27. Shake Bake and Sprout in Vinton (free)
  28. keep a daily journal
  29. Touch a Truck in Roanoke County
  30. Barnes & Noble book club
  31. Michael’s Make & Take (free) Father’s Day Duck Tape Wallet Wed. 6/16 6p-8p
  32. Michael’s Make & Take (free) Father’s Day Card Event Thu. 6/17 6p-8p
  33. Michael’s Make & Take (free) Father’s Day Key Chain Event Sat. 6/18 10a-noon
  34. Michael’s Make & Take (free) Passport to Fun: Egypt Hieroglyphics & Mummy Sat . 6/25 11am-2pm
  35. ride the city bus
  36. complete Roanoke County summer reading program by August 12
  37. attend Family fun & Safety event – Roanoke City Library on June 18
  38. Roanoke City Library Summer Reading program 10 books by July 30
  39. read Diary of a Wimpy Kid
  40. read Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
  41. read Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
  42. read Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
  43. read Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth
  44. read Junie B. Jones, First Grader: Boo…and I MEAN IT!
  45. read Junie B. Jones, First Grader: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells (P.S. So Does May)
  46. read Junie B. Jones, First Grader: Aloha-ha-ha!
  47. read Junie B. Jones, First Grader: Dumb Bunny!
  48. read Junie B’s Essential Survival Guide To School
  49. watch Toy Story 3 (Friday night movie)
  50. watch Mighty Morphin Power Rangers The Movie (Friday night movie)
  51. watch The Sorceror’s Apprentice (Friday night movie)
  52. watch The Princess & the Frog (Friday night movie)
  53. watch The Karate Kid (Friday night movie)
  54. watch Ponyo (Friday night movie)
  55. watch Open Season 2 (Friday night movie)
  56. watch Alice in Wonderland (Friday night movie)
  57. watch Prince of Persia (Friday night movie)
  58. watch Astro Boy (Friday night movie)
  59. watch The Tooth Fairy (Friday night movie)
  60. have a picnic
  61. Vacation Bible School at neighbor’s church – June 19
  62. Vacation Bible School at neighbor’s church – June 20
  63. Vacation Bible School at neighbor’s church – June 21
  64. Vacation Bible School at neighbor’s church – June 22
  65. Vacation Bible School at neighbor’s church – June 23
  66. Vacation Bible School at our church – July 17
  67. Vacation Bible School at our church – July 18
  68. Vacation Bible School at our church – July19
  69. Vacation Bible School at our church – July20
  70. Vacation Bible School at our church – July21
  71. Vacation Bible School at our church – July 22
  72. have a scavenger hunt
  73. paint rocks
  74. make blueberry muffins
  75. make pizza
  76. make french fries
  77. use June/July calendar from Focus on the Family
  78. use free coupon from school to visit Virginia Transportation Museum
  79. visit O. Winston Link Museum
  80. Astronomy Night on the Blue Ridge Parkway – June
  81. Astronomy Night on the Blue Ridge Parkway – July
  82. Astronomy Night on the Blue Ridge Parkway – August
  83. harvest tomatoes in our garden
  84. visit Booker T. Washington National Monument in Moneta
  85. save up for a new toy or game
  86. decorate shoe laces (craft )
  87. decorate sunglasses (craft)
  88. make a wooden tic tac toe board (craft)
  89. make hanging stars
  90. make a bird feeder for my sister
  91. make a big hug greeting card
  92. son’s craft of choice
  93. daughter’s craft of choice
  94. have a karaoke night
  95. play Uno (board game night)
  96. play Checkers (board game night)
  97. play Chess (board game night)
  98. play Candy Land (board game night)
  99. play Monopoly (board game night)
  100. catch lightning bugs
  101. make s’mores outside at night
  102. visit Amazement Square in Lynchburg, Va
  103. paint the driveway with chalk

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