Master List of 99 Summer Photo Prompts

Summer is officially here! Warmer weather, family gatherings, and road trips with friends are all part of the summer season. If you want to capture every moment of summer, check out the following master list of summer photo prompts for inspiration.

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  1. An outdoor selfie
  2. Beach
  3. Waves
  4. Sand
  5. Sandcastles
  6. Cool beverages
  7. Sunrise or sunset
  8. Ice cream
  9. Flip-flops
  10. Picnic
  11. New destination
  12. Favorite place
  13. Lazy
  14. Shadows
  15. Rainbow
  16. Shady
  17. Games
  18. Trees
  19. Friends
  20. Sport
  21. Moon
  22. Park
  23. Concert
  24. Hard work
  25. Nature
  26. At rest
  27. At play
  28. Motion
  29. Morning vibe
  30. Trendy
  31. Bright colors
  32. Signs
  33. Barefoot
  34. Sunglasses
  35. Shells
  36. Out the window
  37. Texture
  38. Soft
  39. Made me simile
  40. Fuzzy
  41. Routine
  42. Whimsical
  43. Street
  44. Emotion
  45. Flowers
  46. Upside down
  47. Family
  48. BBQ
  49. Happy
  50. Summer food
  51. Distance
  52. Up close
  53. Path
  54. Kite
  55. Fair
  56. Festival
  57. Sky
  58. Clouds
  59. New
  60. Favorite color
  61. Architectural
  62. Black and white
  63. Childhood memories
  64. Party
  65. Toes in the water
  66. Summer Style
  67. Local spot
  68. Smile
  69. Hiking
  70. Home
  71. Wildlife
  72. Adventure
  73. Splash
  74. Game
  75. Funny
  76. Twisted
  77. Fireworks
  78. Dusk
  79. Insect
  80. Landscape
  81. Creative
  82. S’mores
  83. Artsy
  84. Old
  85. Pattern
  86. Sweet
  87. Patriotic
  88. United States Flag
  89. Parade
  90. Hot
  91. Hidden
  92. Time
  93. Social
  94. Wish
  95. Strong
  96. Metallic
  97. Peaceful
  98. Road trip
  99. End of summer

Have a great summer! Make lots of memories!

Master List of 99 Summer Drawing Prompts

The first official day of Summer starts tomorrow. When the weather is too warm or rain fills the day, get artistic. Grab your favorite drawing pencil and start sketching. If you are searching for ideas, check out the following master list of 99 summer drawing prompts.

  1. Summer Self-Portrait
  2. Summer Scene with Smiling Sun
  3. Beach Ball
  4. Umbrella
  5. Lake or Pool
  6. Picnic
  7. Sandcastle
  8. Shell
  9. Bicycle
  10. Ice Cream
  11. Flowers
  12. Starfish
  13. Sea Horse
  14. Ship
  15. Ocean Surf
  16. Trees
  17. Insects
  18. Bees
  19. EWlephant
  20. Circus
  21. Clowns
  22. Balloons
  23. Cotton Candy
  24. Celebrate
  25. Hot Air Balloon
  26. Curves
  27. Skateboard
  28. Camping Scene
  29. Tent
  30. Bonfire
  31. Bear
  32. Favorite Place
  33. Friends
  34. Trail
  35. Mountain
  36. Fireworks
  37. Happy
  38. Lines
  39. Design a Summer Mug
  40. Eyes
  41. Barn
  42. Farm
  43. Animals
  44. Bright Colors
  45. Shapes
  46. 3 of a Kind
  47. Patterns
  48. Carnival
  49. Ferris Wheel
  50. Sunglasses
  51. Favorite Book
  52. Hat
  53. Basketball
  54. Food
  55. Pet
  56. Fair or Festival
  57. Past Time
  58. Memories
  59. Out a Window
  60. Upside Down
  61. Distance
  62. Wavy
  63. Lighthouse
  64. Design a T-shirt
  65. Adventure
  66. Transportation
  67. Design a Surfboard
  68. Freedom
  69. Forest
  70. Lantern
  71. Dream
  72. Garden
  73. Music
  74. Love
  75. Numbers
  76. Childhood Revested
  77. Signs
  78. Baseball
  79. Travel
  80. Firefly
  81. Future Plans
  82. Uneven
  83. Rocket
  84. Space/Stars/Planets
  85. UFO
  86. Alien Creature
  87. Earth
  88. Green
  89. Crush
  90. Feather
  91. Plant
  92. Forgotten
  93. Treasure
  94. Pirate Ship
  95. Parrot
  96. Ride
  97. Time
  98. Artist’s Choice
  99. End of Summer

Happy Summer! Happy Drawing!!

50 Family-Friendly Rainy Day Activities

During the summer months, everyone enjoys being outdoors. Unfortunately, the weather may not always cooperate with your outdoor plans.  On rainy days, you may hear those words, “I’m bored.” If you are looking for family-friendly rainy-day activities, check out the following for inspiration.

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  1. Paint rocks (Then, on a warm sunny day, hide the rocks around town).
  2. Make homemade cards.
  3. Bake cookies.
  4. Scavenger hunt or treasure hunt
  5. Draw or paint
  6. Go bowling. Or play pop bottle bowling with younger children at home.
  7. Do science experiments.
  8. Create an indoor sandbox or sand table.
  9. Play board games.
  10. Put together a Lego set.
  11. Create tie-dye t-shirts.
  12. Make play-dough.
  13. Do crafts.
  14. Dance party
  15. Make paper airplanes.
  16. Cook a meal together.
  17. Make a blanket fort.
  18. Tea party
  19. Make Slime
  20. Create paper bag puppets.
  21. Put on a puppet show.
  22. Color in color books
  23. Balloon tennis
  24. Tear up small pieces of paper, then make collages.
  25. Put a puzzle together
  26. Go to the library to find a new book to read.
  27. Paint cardboard boxes to make a town.
  28. Put a model together.
  29. Dress up and go out to eat.
  30. Play multiplayer video games.
  31. Make YouTube or TikTok videos.
  32. Visit a museum.
  33. Indoor hopscotch (use tape)
  34. Visit an aquarium
  35. Visit an art gallery
  36. Make pinecone bird feeders
  37. Do salt paintings
  38. Make yarn collages
  39. Create stained glass tissue paper art
  40. Host a playdate
  41. Create popsicle stick art
  42. Create a sensory bin
  43. Write a story together
  44. Make an indoor obstacle course
  45. Movie marathon
  46. Tape roads on the carpet or floor for car races.
  47. Paint clay pots to plant flowers
  48. Bake cookies to pass out to friends or family.
  49. Volunteer
  50. Play in the rain.

Enjoy your rainy days!

30 Photo Prompts for June

June brings warm weather, Father’s Day, and long summer days. All are perfect to photograph. If you are looking for inspiration, check out the following photo prompts for June.

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  1. Selfie
  2. Shadows
  3. Distance
  4. Morning vibes
  5. Signs or symbols
  6. Sunrays
  7. Bold
  8. Shapes
  9. Trees in bloom
  10. Wildlife
  11. Nature
  12. Favorite things
  13. Sunrise or sunset
  14. Flag Day (USA)
  15. Black and white
  16. Up close
  17. The best part of the day
  18. Landscape
  19. Father’s Day (USA)
  20. Waterscape
  21. Summer begins
  22. Cityscape
  23. Stillness
  24. Travel
  25. 8 pm
  26. Weather
  27. Reflection
  28. Pattern
  29. Clouds
  30. Photographer’s choice

Have a wonderful month making memories!

70 Summer Bucket List Ideas

Memorial Day often marks the unofficial start to the summer season. Are you ready for summer adventures and fun? If you are searching for inspiration, check out the following ideas for your summer bucket list.

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  1. Summer photoshoot with family or friends
  2. Create a summer playlist
  3. Go to the aquarium
  4. Go on a picnic
  5. Make homemade lemonade
  6. Go to the zoo
  7. Play mini-golf
  8. Build sandcastles
  9. Go kayaking
  10. Relax on a pool floatie
  11. Visit a nature center
  12. Go for a boat ride
  13. Go hiking
  14. Volunteer
  15. Have a water balloon fight
  16. Go on a road trip
  17. Walk on the beach
  18. Have a bonfire
  19. Eat S’mores
  20. Host a BBQ
  21. Make homemade ice cream
  22. Chase fireflies
  23. Go camping
  24. Go ziplining
  25. Do karaoke
  26. Watch the sunrise or sunset
  27. Attend a music festival or concert
  28. Go Geocaching
  29. Do sidewalk chalk art
  30. Fly kites
  31. Host a movie night
  32. Go to a local fair
  33. Host a game night
  34. Eat breakfast at the beach
  35. Go to the drive-in
  36. Go on a digital detox for 24 hours
  37. Go on a nature walk
  38. Do summer crafts
  39. Make smoothies with fresh fruit
  40. Attend or host a scavenger hunt
  41. Host a tea party
  42. Watch fireworks
  43. Go to the library for summer reading material
  44. Make popsicles
  45. Visit a waterfall
  46. Play Frisbee
  47. Go to a water park or splash pad
  48. Go fishing
  49. Go to an art museum
  50. Visit a national or state park
  51. Paintball fight
  52. Try a new food from a food truck
  53. Visit a new city
  54. Go on a bike ride
  55. Try a new recipe
  56. Build a fort in the backyard
  57. Create a smash journal
  58. Go to a car show
  59. Run through the sprinkler
  60. Make flower crowns
  61. Go tubing
  62. Go to a local carnival
  63. Make tie-dye shirts
  64. Go to a flea market for fresh fruits and vegetables
  65. Make ice cream floats
  66. Make homemade playdough or slime on a rainy day
  67. Dance in the rain
  68. Do random acts of kindness
  69. Create a TikTok or YouTube video
  70. Blow bubbles

Have a great summer!

9 Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend

Every year, the last Monday in May honors the sacrifice of the brave men and women who have died serving in the United State military.  In 1971, Memorial Day became an official federal holiday. Observing the 3-day holiday weekend is different for everyone. Many families host gatherings, attend parades, or go on a road trips. If you are looking for ways to celebrate Memorial Day weekend, check out the following list for inspiration.  

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  1. Attend a Memorial Day Parade: Many communities honor Memorial Day with a parade.
  2. Moment of Silence or Prayer: Another community activity for Memorial Day focuses on a formal ceremony of raising the United States Flag. Depending on the sponsorship of the event, the activity may hold a moment of silence or prayer for the fallen military members.
  3. Attend a Community Concert: Many communities will sponsor free outdoor concerts for Memorial Day weekend. The concerts generally focus on a patriotic theme. Depending on the events, the concert may ask for donations to support other types of veteran-based events. Or the community may host vendors to make money for future endeavors.
  4. Watch Fireworks:  Another popular community event for Memorial Day weekend is patriotic fireworks. Grab a blanket, pack a picnic basket, and enjoy the fireworks display with your family.
  5. Volunteer: Volunteering as a family is always a rewarding experience. For example, to honor Memorial Day, many organizations place flags on the headstones of military members. The activity is a simple way to give back. Getting your family involved is a great learning experience.
  6. Visit a Memorial Wall or National Cemetery: Visit a Memorial Wall or walk through a National Cemetery to show respect and honor the men and women who never made it home.
  7. Research Your Family’s Military History: Search your family’s history. Finding information about family members who served is a rewarding experience.
  8. Host a BBQ: Gather your family or friends for a Memorial Day BBQ at your home, the local park, or other areas of interest. When serving, take a moment to recognize the fallen heroes with a toast. The act of toasting is a simple gesture but can easily turn into a long-standing Memorial Day tradition.
  9. Be Thankful: Whether you and your family chose to travel, attend events, or stay home, for Memorial Day weekend, be thankful for your choice.

The Memorial Day weekend unofficially kicks off the summer season. Celebrate, remember, and appreciate the weekend with your family and friends. Have a safe Memorial Day weekend!

10 Staycation Ideas for Memorial Day Weekend

Traffic, large crowds, high gas prices, and other factors are just a few of the many reasons to stay home over Memorial Day weekend. Staying home or having a staycation does not necessarily mean a boring weekend. If you are looking for inspiration, check out the following staycation ideas for Memorial Day weekend.

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  1. Go Hiking: Look up hiking trails near your home. If you are not a hiker, start out with the basic trails. The short walks are perfect for families with small children. Enjoy an entire day outdoors, pack a lunch, and take lots of pictures.
  2. Host a Bonfire: Invite friends and family over for a bonfire. Roast hotdogs and S’mores. Enjoy a night out under the stars. Before hosting a bonfire, check for any restrictions in your area.
  3. Go Stargazing: If the night is clear, just look at the stars. Bring a blanket and your favorite snack food. Enjoy a night out under the stars.
  4. Movie Night: Host a themed movie night. Watch Harry Potter, Star Wars, Frozen, Ice Age, or binge-watch a television series. All are perfect for a night at home. Order pizza or make your favorite snacks.
  5. Game Night: Dust off the board games or use your favorite video game to host a game night. For added fun, make ice cream floats, or create a sundae bar.
  6. Go on a Picnic: Pack a lunch and go to your local park for a picnic. A picnic basket full of sandwiches, snacks, and beverages makes a perfect lunch. If you do not know what to bring on a picnic, stop and grab a pizza. To-go pizzas are inexpensive and a great treat.
  7. Do Crafts: Spend an afternoon doing crafts. Paint, draw or create something to hang on your wall. Your local dollar store carries craft supplies to fit a tight budget.
  8. Be a Hometown Tourist: Make a list of local places to go. Try a new restaurant or café. Go to the art gallery or historical museum.
  9. Attend a Community Event: Many communities host free concerts, parades, or other activities for Memorial Day. Go and enjoy the local activities.
  10. Do Nothing: No rule states you must be busy over Memorial Day weekend. Do not make any plans. Relax and enjoy your time with your friends or family.  

Have a safe Memorial Day weekend.

Ways to Celebrate International Harry Potter Day

Are you a Potterhead? Did you know today, May 2nd is International Harry Potter Day? According to the Wizarding World timeline, the Battle of Hogwarts occurred on this day in 1998. The history of the day is the reason to celebrate Harry Potter. If you are looking for ways to celebrate International Harry Potter Day, check out the following ideas.

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  • Movie Marathon: Gather your friends or family to have a movie night. Make popcorn, order pizza, or bake some goodies.  Pick your favorite Harry Potter movie or two to watch. Yes, you can binge-watch the entire series.
  • Read: Cozy up with your favorite Harry Potter book and revisit the magic of the Wizarding World. Use today to start the series over by reading the first book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
  • Listen to the Books: If your schedule is too busy to sit and read. Listen to the audio version of the books.
  • Harry PotterThemed Food: In J.K. Rowling’s, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Remus Lupin stated, “Eat, you’ll feel better.” Of course, this was after an encounter with a Dementor. Make Harry Potter-related snacks, chocolate frogs, a cake, licorice wands, or bake an entire feast to go with movie night.
  • Host a Harry Potter Craft Day: Create your own wand. Use clay to make a chocolate frog or Wizarding World coins. The possibilities are endless.
  • Play Games: Host a Harry Potter board game night. Or play video games.
  • Listen to a Podcast: Revisit old favorites or find a new podcast focusing on Harry Potter.
  • Play Soundtracks: Listen to the soundtracks from the movies.
  • Lego: Pick up a new Harry Potter-themed Lego set for an impromptu family night creating a piece from the Wizarding World. From the Hogwarts Castle to Hagrid’s Hut, you can find all types of projects to piece together. For added fun, watch the movies while putting the new Lego set together.
  • Online: Find and chat with other fans in your favorite Harry Potter group.

Remember to have fun! Happy International Harry Potter Day!

Harry Potter Drawing Prompts

Today, May 2 is International Harry Potter Day. For die-hard fans, the date also marks the famous Battle of Hogwarts, the final conflict of the Second Wizarding War. Are you spending the day with a Harry Potter movie marathon? If you are searching for a way to keep busy, check out the following Harry Potter drawing prompts.

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Drawing Prompts for International Harry Potter Day

  1. Your Letter
  2. Favorite Store in Diagon Alley
  3. Wand
  4. Hogwarts Express
  5. Castle
  6. Sorting Hat
  7. Your House
  8. Crest
  9. Favorite Teacher
  10. Favorite Course
  11. Broomstick
  12. Troll
  13. Ghosts
  14. Self Portrait in Robes
  15. Favorite Scene
  16. Hippogriff
  17. Giant Spider
  18. Potion Bottle
  19. Ink, Quill, & Parchment
  20. Owl
  21. Portraits
  22. Dormitory/Common Room
  23. Trunk
  24. Pygmy Puff
  25. Favorite Character
  26. Weasley’s Clock
  27. The Burrow
  28. Feast
  29. Quidditch
  30. Triwizard Cup/Maze/Task
  31. Harry Potter

Happy International Harry Potter Day!

Photos Ideas to Capture Your Easter Memories

Are you preparing for Easter? Do you want to preserve the moments with your family for lasting memories? If you are searching for inspiration, here is a checklist of photo ideas to capture this Easter.

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Dyeing Eggs

Coloring eggs at Easter is a long-standing tradition and perfect photos. Considering capture each step of the egg dyeing process.

  • Set up including plain eggs ready to go.
  • Dyeing process in cups.
  • Colorful eggs.
  • Dye on hands.
  • The result with everyone in the photo.
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Easter Egg Hunts

Are you hosting or attending an Easter egg hunt? Grab your camera to capture the fun.

  • Try different angles to capture the best photos.
  • Get down to your child’s level.
  • Photograph your children in line.
  • Collecting eggs.
  • Final count.
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Visit With the Easter Bunny

The yearly visit with the Easter Bunny is a great time for photos.

  • Standing in line.
  • The decorations around the Easter Bunny area, if applicable.
  • Going up to meet the Easter Bunny. Get a close-up of the first reaction.
  • Sitting on or beside the Easter Bunny.
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Easter Baskets

If Easter baskets are part of your holiday tradition, document every stage with photos.

  • Preparation, show everything before you build the baskets.
  • Playing Easter Bunny and hiding baskets.
  • Your children searching for the baskets.
  • Posing with all the Easter goodies.
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Church

For many attending church services is the main part of Easter celebrations. Capturing small moments before and after services is a great way to preserve the day.

  • Getting ready for church.
  • Easter Sunday attire
  • Arrival
  • In front of the church sign
  • Shaking hands with the pastor.
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Easter Dinner

Food is generally a vital component of any holiday. If you are preparing or attending an Easter dinner, photos are a must.

  • Table set up
  • Preparing food
  • Gathering around the table
  • Selfies with extended family members
  • Group poses after the meal
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Family Night

Your Easter is ending, time for family night. Gather everyone to watch an Easter -themed movie with light snacks or leftovers.

  • Selfie on the couch with family
  • Snacks
  • Movie of choice

Enjoy capturing photos to make your Easter a lasting memory. Yes, formal poses are nice. But the silly photos are the ones that make you smile.

Happy Easter!

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