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.
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.
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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Paint rocks (Then, on a warm sunny day, hide the rocks around town).
Make homemade cards.
Scavenger hunt or treasure hunt
Draw or paint
Go bowling. Or play pop bottle bowling with younger children at home.
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.
Summer photoshoot with family or friends
Create a summer playlist
Go to the aquarium
Go on a picnic
Make homemade lemonade
Go to the zoo
Relax on a pool floatie
Visit a nature center
Go for a boat ride
Have a water balloon fight
Go on a road trip
Walk on the beach
Have a bonfire
Host a BBQ
Make homemade ice cream
Watch the sunrise or sunset
Attend a music festival or concert
Do sidewalk chalk art
Host a movie night
Go to a local fair
Host a game night
Eat breakfast at the beach
Go to the drive-in
Go on a digital detox for 24 hours
Go on a nature walk
Do summer crafts
Make smoothies with fresh fruit
Attend or host a scavenger hunt
Host a tea party
Go to the library for summer reading material
Visit a waterfall
Go to a water park or splash pad
Go to an art museum
Visit a national or state park
Try a new food from a food truck
Visit a new city
Go on a bike ride
Try a new recipe
Build a fort in the backyard
Create a smash journal
Go to a car show
Run through the sprinkler
Make flower crowns
Go to a local carnival
Make tie-dye shirts
Go to a flea market for fresh fruits and vegetables
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.
Attend a Memorial Day Parade: Many communities honor Memorial Day with a parade.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Research Your Family’s Military History: Search your family’s history. Finding information about family members who served is a rewarding experience.
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.
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!
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Attend a Community Event: Many communities host free concerts, parades, or other activities for Memorial Day. Go and enjoy the local activities.
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.
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 Potter–Themed 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!
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
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.
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.
Dye on hands.
The result with everyone in the photo.
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.
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.
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.
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
In front of the church sign
Shaking hands with the pastor.
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
Gathering around the table
Selfies with extended family members
Group poses after the meal
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
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.