Drawing Prompts for June

June is here! The month ushers in the official start of summer and Father’s Day! Do you need a creative outlet? Drawing is an easy hobby to start. The possibilities are endless. If you are searching for inspiration, check out the following drawing prompts for June.

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  1. Self-portrait
  2. Favorite Hobby
  3. Beach Scene
  4. Mushroom
  5. Plant/Flowers
  6. Water Scene
  7. Favorite Place
  8. Book
  9. Animals
  10. Landscape
  11. Cityscape
  12. Colorful
  13. Family
  14. Cartoon Character
  15. Out the Window
  16. A Place You Want to Visit
  17. Caricature of Yourself
  18. Father’s Day (USA)
  19. Video Game
  20. Futuristic
  21. Historical
  22. Amusement Park
  23. New Planet
  24. Design a Statue
  25. Bridge
  26. Trees
  27. Keys
  28. Bugs
  29. Bees
  30. Artist’s Choice

Have a great month!

119 Activities to Add to Your Summer Bucket List

The Memorial Daya weekend often marks the unofficial start to summer. Are you ready for new summer adventures? Gather your friends and family together to create an ultimate summer bucket list. If you are searching for ideas, check out the following for inspiration.

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  1. Watch sunsets.
  2. Go to the beach.
  3. Go on a bike ride.
  4. Build sandcastles.
  5. Go on a nature walk.
  6. Play Frisbee Golf.
  7. Do summer crafts.
  8. Plant a flower or vegetable garden.
  9. Host a board game night.
  10. Watch the sunrise.
  11. Sleep in a hammock.
  12. Go on a scavenger hunt.
  13. Eat a banana split.
  14. Sleep under the stars.
  15. Go camping.
  16. Watch the fireflies.
  17. Go canoeing.
  18. Play miniature golf.
  19. Make root beer floats.
  20. Attend a baseball game.
  21. Watch fireworks.
  22. Host a Bonfire Night.
  23. Eat S’mores.
  24. Read a book outdoors.
  25. Explore a new federal, state, or local park.
  26. Go horseback riding.
  27. Connect with friends who you haven’t seen in a while.
  28. Go to a rodeo.
  29. Set up a bird feeding station.
  30. Create sidewalk chalk art.
  31. Listen to an audiobook.
  32. Go Kayaking.
  33. Take lots of photos of your summer adventures.
  34. Celebrate Christmas in July.
  35. Do weekly selfies.
  36. Ride go-karts.
  37. Do a summer-themed photo shoot.
  38. Go on day trips around your state.
  39. Create a summer playlist.
  40. Attend a family reunion.
  41. Listen to music in the park or join other community events.
  42. Go thrift store shopping.
  43. Go to the drive-in.
  44. Make tie-dyed tee shirts.
  45. Watch a thunderstorm.
  46. Host a water balloon fight.
  47. Go hiking.
  48. Make a smoothie with fresh fruit.
  49. Go Geocaching.
  50. Go stargazing.
  51. Walk around an art gallery.
  52. Try a new food from a different culture.
  53. Make homemade popsicles.
  54. Watch a parade.
  55. Be a hometown tourist for a day.
  56. Make homemade lemonade.
  57. Learn a new skill.
  58. Make strawberry shortcake for dessert.
  59. Go to a demolition derby.
  60. Visit a planetarium.
  61. Paint rocks to hide around town.
  62. Try yoga.
  63. Ride in a hot air balloon.
  64. Go white water rafting.
  65. Play beach volleyball.
  66. Unplug from your devices for a day.
  67. Spa Day
  68. Visit a Farmer’s Market
  69. Find waterfalls.
  70. Do Random Acts of Kindness
  71. Fly a kite.
  72. Participate in a color run.
  73. Visit a botanical garden.
  74. Visit a museum.
  75. Go on a historic tour.
  76. Volunteer.
  77. Play paint Twister.
  78. Try an escape room.
  79. Enjoy a staycation.
  80. Ride a roller coaster.
  81. Go bowling.
  82. Rent a cabin.
  83. Go barefoot.
  84. Go swimming.
  85. Visit an amusement park.
  86. Make snow-cones.
  87. Pick fresh berries.
  88. Host a tea party.
  89. Get your face painted.
  90. Make DIY wind chimes.
  91. Go zip lining.
  92. Buy take-out and go eat in the park.
  93. Dance in the warm rain.
  94. Go tubing down a river.
  95. Go for a long car ride.
  96. Keep a summer journal.
  97. Binge-watch the Harry Potter movies.
  98. Host a sleepover.
  99. Play tennis.
  100. Attend or volunteer at a Vacation Bible School.
  101. Join a youth group, do Bible study, or do morning devotions.
  102. Join a library book club.
  103. Try a new workout routine.
  104. Eat Cotton Candy.
  105. Ride a skateboard.
  106. Rent a paddleboat.
  107. Visit an aquarium.
  108. Play laser tag or flashlight tag.
  109. Feed frozen peas to the ducks.
  110. Go to a car show.
  111. Make flower crowns.
  112. Play cornhole or Bocce Ball.
  113. Visit a splash pad.
  114. Create YouTube videos.
  115. Visit a local carnival.
  116. Go to a Renaissance fair.
  117. Go rock hunting or search for sea glass.
  118. Make a scrapbook of your summertime adventures.
  119. Host an end-of-the-summer party.

Have a great summer!

Rebecca Reviewed It: Grand Rapids Lantern Festival

If you are in the mid-Michigan area (or up for a road trip), go check out the Grand Rapids Lantern Festival at the John Ball Zoo. You will not be disappointed. The event is hosted by Family Fare. 

The Lantern Festival started on April 19th but it runs through June 11th. The festival illuminates the zoo Wednesdays through Sundays from 7 pm to 11 pm.

Cost

 If you are a non-member, like me, the cost of the ticket is $22.00. Or for members, the cost is $19.00. But trust me, the price is worth the cost. Children under the age of 2 are free. The tickets are staggered which means your ticket is for a specific time slot. But once you enter the zoo area, you are free to enjoy the exhibit at your own pace. 

Pros

Absolutely beautiful set up of lanterns throughout the zoo. Some of the lanterns move which made my night. 

  • Easy walking area. But be aware the walk throughout the zoo area is at least a mile long.
  • Wheelchair and stroller accessible. 
  • Beverage and food areas are open.
  • The gift shop is open. 
  • Bathrooms are available. 

Cons

Well, if you are not used to walking, the exhibit can seem long. But there are rest areas to stop and take a break if needed. 

  • For younger children, you may want to use a stroller or wagon.  
  • Dress appropriately. The weather was a little on the cooler side the night we went. So, I would take a jacket along. 
  • Rain or shine. It’s Michigan. There are no refunds for rainy days.

Would I go again?

Most definitely. The lanterns lit up against the evening sky were almost magical. The music playing added to the atmosphere of the evening. I would not have any objections to going to this exhibit or a similar one again.

Go check out the Lantern Festival at the John Ball Zoo. Let me know what you think of the experience.

27 Staycation Ideas for Memorial Day Weekend

Are you looking to stay close to home over Memorial Day weekend? Don’t worry; you are not alone. Heavy traffic, large crowds, high gas prices, added expenses, and other factors are just a few of the reasons people choose to stay home.

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 Deciding to stay close to home does not mean a boring weekend. On the plus side, many of these activities are low or no cost which is perfect if you are on a tight budget. Are you searching for inspiration? Check out the following staycation ideas for Memorial Day weekend.

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  1. Go Hiking: Check out your local trails. Get outdoors and enjoy nature.
  2. Go Stargazing: Grab a blanket, your favorite snacks, and spend an evening looking at the stars.
  3. Picnic in the Park: Pack a picnic basket or cooler and spend the day there.
  4. Indoor Picnic: Rainy weather? Have an indoor picnic in your living room.
  5. Host a Bonfire: Invite family and friends over for a bonfire. Roast hotdogs and S’mores.
  6. Plan a Movie-Themed Weekend: Watch an entire series of movies. For example, X-Men, Marvel Universe, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Transformers, Fast and the Furious, Indiana Jones, or Ice Age are perfect for multiple movie nights.
  7. Classic Game Night: Yes, video games are fun. But host a classic game night with board games.
  8. Host a BBQ: Prepare your favorite foods on the grill. Can you smell the grilled burgers already?
  9. Ice Cream Fun: Create a sundae bar or make root beer floats. If you want extra fun, make homemade ice cream. Remember, ice cream is an excellent treat after a BBQ.
  10. Watch the Sunrise or Sunset: Take time out of your schedule to watch the sunrise or sunset.
  11. Pizza Night: Host a pizza night. Order in from your favorite place. (Remember to tip generously; not everyone gets the weekend off). If you do not want to order in, make homemade pizzas.
  12. Create an Indoor Fort: Create a fort out of blankets, sheets, and pillows. Kids of all ages enjoy forts.
  13. Be a Hometown Tourist: Go to the art gallery or museum. Eat at a new café or restaurant.
  14. Community Event: Attend a local activity. Many communities host special events for Memorial Day weekend.
  15. Go on a Bike Ride: A family bike ride is a great way to spend time together.
  16. Read a Book: Do you have a new book to read? Go ahead, and spend your entire weekend reading your book.
  17. Pool Time: Do you have a swimming pool? A long weekend is a great time to set up and get your pool ready for the summer.
  18. Go to the Beach: Spend an afternoon at the beach.
  19. Go on a Virtual Tour: Don’t feel like leaving the house? Go on a virtual tour. Enjoy new locations from the comfort of your couch.
  20. Bake or Cook: Make a special dessert. Try a recipe from a different culture. Or make a family favorite.
  21. Volunteer: Do you want to give back to the community? Volunteer your time over the weekend.
  22. Clean and Declutter: A long weekend is a wonderful time to clean and declutter your living space.
  23. Crafts: Try a new craft. Paint, draw, or make something.
  24. Plant a Garden: Growing a garden is a great outdoor activity plus you get fresh tomatoes.
  25. Unplug: Spend the weekend away from your electronic devices. Unplugging for a few hours, a day, or an entire weekend is great for your overall well-being.
  26. Sleep: If you have been busy with work or school, catch up on sleep. Take naps or sleep in.
  27. Do Nothing: It’s okay not to make plans. Relax and enjoy your weekend.

Have a safe Memorial Day weekend.

31 Ideas to Celebrate the Last Day of School

Time goes by quickly. In a blink of an eye, your child is an adult. Take the time to embrace the daily triumphs. The memories will last a lifetime.

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The end of every school year is a milestone in your child’s life. Not to mention, you deserve personal recognition for your hard work too. School schedules are sometimes hectic with last-minute snacks, homework help, field trips, parent-teacher conferences, fundraisers, and on some days simply getting your child to school on time.

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When the last day of school arrives, celebrate. Scheduling conflicts may not allow your celebration to occur exactly on the last day, still, take the time to recognize the accomplishment. The celebration can be a simple family dinner with a special dessert to a large party with your child’s friends.

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If you are uncertain how to celebrate the end of the school year, ask your child for input. Often your child’s idea may be something you would have never thought about as a fun way to celebrate. If you need inspiration, check out the following for ideas to celebrate the last day of school.

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  1. Special homemade family dinner (let your child pick the meal)
  2. Go out to eat.
  3. Bake a celebration cake.
  4. Make breakfast for dinner.
  5. Family game night.
  6. Plan a trip to the local bookstore to purchase books for summer reading.
  7. Host a backyard BBQ
  8. Pool party (if the weather permits)
  9. Backyard beach party
  10. Harry Potter theme party
  11. Comic book, Star Wars, princess, or other theme parties
  12. End of the school year theme party
  13. Trip to the local ice cream shop
  14. Spa day (This is a favorite with teens. Summer haircut, new nail color, or facial).
  15. Create a sundae bar in your kitchen. (Banana splits with all the toppings are a great way to celebrate).
  16. Make root beer floats.
  17. Pizza party
  18. Video game night
  19. Outdoor games party
  20. Go to a local, state, or federal park. (Don’t forget the picnic basket)
  21. Scavenger hunt
  22. Movie night
  23. Slumber party
  24. Picnic in your own backyard.
  25. Host a bonfire.
  26. Plan a trip to an amusement park.
  27. Attend a major or minor league baseball game or other sporting events
  28. Water balloon “fight” or other water-related activities.
  29. Hang a banner. (Small gestures have a major impact on your child).
  30. A card with a gift certificate to your child’s favorite place.
  31. Visit an art gallery or museum.

The end-of-school-year celebrations are a fun way to acknowledge a year of hard work. Have fun and enjoy summer vacation.

30 Easter Drawing Prompts

Are you getting ready to celebrate Easter? Do you want to incorporate the upcoming holiday into your daily drawings? Or are you searching for a family-friendly Easter activity? Drawing is an easy way to bring your imagination of Easter to life.  If you need inspiration, check out the following drawing prompts for Easter. 

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  1. Easter Self-Portrait
  2. Easter Scene
  3. Happy Easter!
  4. Pastels
  5. Spring
  6. Easter Decor
  7. Community
  8. Easter Bunny
  9. Easter Basket
  10. Easter Eggs
  11. Easter Egg Hunt
  12. Bunny Paw Prints
  13. Easter Bonnet
  14. Top Hat
  15. Jelly Beans
  16. Peeps
  17. Family
  18. Friends
  19. Tulips
  20. Easter Lily
  21. Wild Flowers
  22. Cross
  23. Church
  24. Tomb
  25. Church Signs
  26. Baby Animals
  27.  Baby Chickens Hatching
  28.  Cotton Tails
  29.  Peace
  30.  Artist’s Choice

30 Drawing Prompts for April

Are you searching for something to do on rainy days in April? Drawing is a fantastic creative outlet. If you need inspiration, check out the following drawing prompts for April.

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  1. Prankster (April Fools’ Day)
  2. Self-portrait
  3. Flowers
  4. Rainy Day
  5. Out the Window
  6. Pathways
  7. Colorful
  8. Lines
  9. Happy Easter!
  10. Shapes
  11. Bugs
  12. Clouds
  13. Street Life
  14. Nature Scene
  15. Historical Scene
  16. Fantasy
  17. Space
  18. UFO
  19. Gnome
  20. Fairy Garden
  21. Frog
  22. Sunrise or Sunset
  23. Lake
  24. Favorite Animal
  25. Box
  26. Key
  27. Bird House
  28. Portal
  29. Rainbow
  30. Artist’s Choice

Have a great month!

75 Hashtags for Easter 2023

Are you getting ready to celebrate Easter? Do you plan on posting Easter-related content to your social media platforms? Using hashtags has the potential to attract more people to your posts. If you are searching for inspiration, check out the following hashtags for Easter.

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  1. #Easter
  2. #Easter2023
  3. #HappyEaster
  4. #HappyEaster2023
  5. #EasterWeek
  6. #HolyWeek
  7. #HolyWeekBegins
  8. #ChurchBound
  9. #PalmSunday
  10. #PalmSundayS0ervice
  11. #GoodFriday
  12. #GoodFridayService
  13. #GoodFridayBlessings
  14. #EasterBonnet
  15. #EasterWeekend
  16. #EasterSunday
  17. #EasterService
  18. #EasterSunrise
  19. #EasterSunriseService
  20. #SunriseService
  21. #EasterBlessings
  22. #EasterAttire
  23. #EasterDress
  24. #EasterHat
  25. #BlessedandGrateful
  26. #Blessed
  27. #Jesus
  28. #HesRisen
  29. #HeIsRisen
  30. #Faith
  31. #ResurrectionSunday
  32. #Resurrection
  33. #JessusChrist
  34. #Believe
  35. #HolySpirit
  36. #PraiseHim
  37. #Peace
  38. #Love
  39. #Hope
  40. #Church
  41. #Christian
  42. #PraiseTheLord
  43. #GodFirst
  44. #SundayVibes
  45. #SundayFunday
  46. #EasterBreakfast
  47. #EasterNails
  48. #EasterStyle
  49. #EasterVibes
  50. #EasterSuprise
  51. #EasterDecor
  52. #EasterBunny
  53. #Bunny
  54. #Spring
  55. #SpringTime
  56. #PeterCottontail
  57. #EasterBasket
  58. #Family
  59. #Friends
  60. #ChocolateBunny
  61. #EasterEggs
  62. #EasterEggHunt
  63. #EasterTime
  64. #EggHunt
  65. #EasterFun
  66. #EasterDinner
  67. #EasterBrunch
  68. #EasterMeal
  69. #EasterLove
  70. #EasterSquad
  71. #EasterIsComing
  72. #EasterHike
  73. #EasterDay
  74. #EasterOutdoors
  75. #EasterSunset

Happy Easter!

61 Ideas for Your Spring Bucket List

Who is ready for Spring? Today is the official first day of Spring. Soon the weather will turn warmer, flowers will begin to bloom, and the chances to be outdoors multiply. Now is the perfect time to gather your family or friends together to create a bucket list to celebrate the spring season. If you are searching for inspiration, check out the following ideas for your Spring bucket list.

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  1. Go for a hike.
  2. Plant a flower or vegetable garden.
  3. Photograph new blooming flowers.
  4. Go kayaking.
  5. Do Spring crafts.
  6. Host the first bonfire of the season.
  7. Go on a nature walk. (Don’t forget your camera)
  8. Go for a bike ride.
  9. Fly a kite.
  10. Visit a botanical garden.
  11. Have a picnic at the park.
  12. Create sidewalk chalk art.
  13. Celebrate Earth Day.
  14. Attend a Spring festival.
  15. Create a Spring YouTube video.
  16. Do a deep spring clean of your home.
  17. Rearrange your furniture.
  18. Host a BBQ
  19. Go on an Easter Egg Hunt
  20. Have your photo taken with the Easter Bunny.
  21. Volunteer
  22. Go bird watching.
  23. Hang bird feeders.
  24. Plant herbs.
  25. Make a fairy garden.
  26. Be a local tourist.
  27. Host an afternoon tea party.
  28. Visit a farm.
  29. Blow bubbles.
  30. Catch frogs.
  31. Take an outdoor photo of your family or friends.
  32. Feed peas to the wild ducks.
  33. Play frisbee.
  34. Go to a Spring sporting event.
  35. Go stargazing.
  36. Paint rocks to hide around your community.
  37. Paint silly faces on flowerpots. Plant with new flowers.
  38. Go on day trips.
  39. Go fishing.
  40. Go on a canoe trip.
  41. Go Spring camping for a weekend.
  42. Play outdoor games.
  43. Go to a spring concert.
  44. Participate in your community’s spring cleanup program.
  45. Host a garage sale.
  46. Pick wildflowers.
  47. Attend a local farmers’ market.
  48. Go barefoot on a warm day.
  49. Create a scavenger hunt for your kids.
  50. Host a family game night.
  51. Go on an art tour.
  52. Go Geocaching.
  53. Search for rainbows after a rain.
  54. Go bowling.
  55. Visit a local museum or art gallery.
  56. Go to a Spring carnival.
  57. Go go-carting.
  58. Go to the library for new Spring books.
  59. Hang up windchimes.
  60. Clean and decorate your yard.
  61. Keep a Spring journal.

Have a great Spring season!

31 Drawing Prompts for March

Who is ready to get creative? March is an exciting month with the start of Spring, Day Light Savings Time, and St Patrick’s Day! Grab your favorite drawing utensil and an art pad! Let’s get started! If you are searching for inspiration for your creative designs, check out the following drawing prompts for March.

  1. Selfie
  2. Friendship
  3. Unicorn
  4. Owl
  5. Food
  6. Book Cover Design
  7. Favorite Character
  8. Castle
  9. Fantasy
  10. Aquatic
  11. Tiny
  12. Time (Day Light Savings Time)
  13. Statue
  14. Out a Window
  15. Patterns
  16. Historic
  17. St. Patrick’s Day! Go green!
  18. Spiral
  19. Nature
  20. The first official day of Spring!
  21. Flowers
  22. Moon
  23. Sunrise or Sunset
  24. Favorite Spot
  25. Family
  26. Different
  27. Similar
  28. Lines
  29. Shapes
  30. Colorful
  31. Artist’s Choice

Have a wonderful month!

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