The summer season is officially here. Enjoy the warm weather! Spend time outdoors! But also make time to write down your thoughts about the wonderful summer season. If you are searching for inspiration, check out the following journal writing prompts for summer.
Write your summer goals.
Describe your perfect summer evening.
What is your favorite summer activity as an adult?
What was your favorite summer activity as a child?
Create a summer bucket list for yourself. Create another one for your family.
Describe your favorite summer memory as a child, a teen, and an adult.
What was your favorite summer vacation? Why?
Did you ever attend summer camp? Write about your experience.
What was your first summer job? What was the job? Go into detail. Describe what your first summer job taught you.
How is life different from last summer?
What do you hope next summer brings for you? Your family? Your friends? Your community?
Did you ever have a summer love or crush? Write about the experience.
What is your favorite summer pool or lake memory?
What are your favorite summer foods or treats? Why?
If money was not a factor, what would you do this summer? Would you travel? Or renovate your home?
Is summer your favorite season? Why or why not?
As a child, did you miss school when you were on summer vacation? Why or why not?
Do you spend most of your time indoors or outdoors during the summer months? Why
What is your favorite summer outdoor activity?
Pretend you are a local tour guide. Where would take your tourists? Why?
Get outdoors. Go for a walk. Now, write about your experience. What did you see? Smell? Hear? Touch?
Go to a local café or coffee shop on a warm summer day. If available, sit outdoors. Observe the different customers. Write about who comes in.
List 5 things you cannot live without during the summer months. What are they important?
Go outside. Free write for 15 minutes.
As summer comes to an end, write about your highs and lows.
What are you looking forward to in the upcoming fall season? Why?
June 21st is the official start of summer. Yet, the days feel like summer is already here. Are you enjoying the summer weather? Get outside and have fun. Do not forget to take lots of pictures. Summer 2022 will only happen once. When you post your favorite photos to social media, remember to add hashtags. If you are searching for inspiration to add to your social media posts, check out the following hashtags for summer.
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
The summer months are a great time to focus on self-care. Whether you are just starting or continuing a self-care routine, the benefits promote an overall well-being to your mind, body, and soul. Set aside a time just for you. Do you need some ideas for your July self-care routine? Look at the following list for inspiration.
Schedule your annual wellness check with your primary care provider.
Stay hydrated! Drink lots of fluids in the warm weather.
Celebrate the 4th! Play with sparklers or go watch the fireworks.
Sleep! Take naps or sleep an extra hour.
Meditate or pray.
Listen to relaxing music.
Go to the library or local bookstore to find your summer reading material.
Binge-watch movies or series on a rainy day.
Try a new fitness routine.
Go for a hike or nature walk.
Go for a swim.
Ride a bike.
Keep a gratitude journal.
Call an old friend.
Go out to lunch.
Try a new recipe.
Clean your living space.
Spend a day at the beach.
Unplug from your devices.
Be a local tourist.
Watch the sunrise or sunset.
Buy a new outfit.
Do an in-home spa treatment.
Get a haircut.
Find a new place to worship.
Order take-out from your favorite restaurant or try somewhere new.
Take a long hot bubble bath with lavender or rose hips oil.
Many people view Memorial Day as the unofficial kick off to summer. Are you ready to get outdoors and enjoy the warmer weather? Time to make a summertime bucket list! Whether you are looking for activities for yourself, your family, or friends, a bucket list is a great way to begin your planning process.
If you are looking for inspiration, check out the following 100 ideas for a summer to remember.
June is here, time for a new set of journal-writing prompts. June brings warmer weather, longer days, Father’s Day and much more. Whether you are just starting or been writing for years, each day is a great time to make entries in your journal.
Happy June 1st. How did last month go for you? List your highs and lows for the month.
What are you hoping to accomplish this month? Make a list, add at least 5 items.
How is the pandemic different this year than 2020? Are you getting out more? Have restrictions been lifted in your area?
What are your hopes for the summer for your personal endeavors, family, work, and other commitments?
Create a summer bucket list.
Free write for 15 minutes.
What time of day do you feel most energized? Are you a morning person or a night owl? Why?
If you could interview any entertainer, who would you pick? Why?
Name public figure who inspires you. Why does this person bring you inspiration?
If you could have a superpower, what would you pick? Why?
How are you feeling today? Describe your mood, energy level, and overall well-being.
Describe your dream garden or home.
Do you like speaking in public? Why?
Flag Day! What does the Flag mean to you?
Write about a funny moment from today. Why did this event amuse you?
List past mistakes that turned out to be turning points in your life.
Do you live your life to please yourself or others? Why do you think this way?
Write down your best qualities.
When was the last time you left your comfort zone? What did you do? How did the activity make you feel?
Happy Father’s Day and Happy 1st Day of Summer! Write about your relationship with your father.
What is your favorite childhood memory of your father?
What is your favorite childhood memory of summer?
What is your favorite summer activity as an adult? Why?
Write about summer. Write ten words to describe summer. Next, elaborate on each word.
Describe a recent challenge. How did you handle the situation? Do you feel the challenge is resolved? Why or why not?
What part of your life is more important right now? Work? Family? Relationship? Why?
If money were no object, what 3 things would you get? Why?
Write about your favorite book. Write a review. Or write an alternate ending to the story.
Are you working on your 2021 goals? How are you handling your tasks? Have you crossed any off your list? Why or why not?
What moment from June 2021 do you want to always remember? Go into details.
Exploring the outdoors is a wholesome activity for the entire family (including the dog) to enjoy. Hiking provides physical exercise, reduces stress, and boosts creativity.
Find the Right Trail
Before heading out, do your research. Find the right hiking trail for you and your family to safely enjoy. Trails generally run from easy to extremely difficult with numerous obstacles. Finding the best one for your family requires research. If you are uncertain about where to start, set out on an easy trail than work your way through the rest.
What to Pack
If you are just beginning, day trips are the best. Heading out on the trail for a day gives your family a chance to familiarize themselves with the trails and the equipment.
Do you need ideas for the basics for backpacking essentials for day trips?
Backpack: Use a high-quality backpack to protect your basic hiking necessities. Even younger children can carry a lightweight backpack.
Water: Staying hydrated is critical when hiking.
Food: Pack plenty of food to get you through your hiking trip. Small children may require frequent stops with extra snacks. Pack to meet each family members’ needs.
First Aid: Bringing a first aid kit is essential for handling minor scrapes and cuts on the trail.
Compass: Do not always rely on your cell phone. If your battery goes dead, you may need an alternative navigation device.
Hand Sanitizer: Use to clean your hands before eating.
Mask: Once you are on the open trail away from people, you will not need a mask. However, certain areas of the park may require a face covering. Be respectful of others. Pack a mask to follow any restrictions.
Extra Socks and Hiking Shoes: If you accidentally get your feet wet, having additional foot attire is a priority, especially with children. You want to make hiking a positive experience.
Before You Hit the Trail
Before heading to your destination, check the weather forecast. Dress in weather-appropriate clothing. Remember, clothing layers are the best option for being outdoors. If you are uncertain what to wear, add an extra layer. If the weather is too warm, a sweatshirt is easy to remove.
Hiking is not a race to get through the trails as fast as possible. Take your time with your family. Pause to view numerous scenic areas or enjoy nature.
Ask your children open-ended questions or make up stories. Being outdoors increases creativity. Encourage conversation among your family about the experience. Bring your camera or use your cell phone to take lots of photos to create a memory book. Wildlife and nature discoveries can lead to a lifetime love of the outdoors.
Celebrate Family Fun Month by getting outdoors and going camping. View the stars while sitting around a cozy campfire. Even with the current health crisis, you and your family can enjoy camping.
Tips for Camping During the Current Health Crisis
With planning and social distancing, camping is a low-risk activity for you and your family. Plus many campsite allow pets, you can bring your favorite four-legged companion along to enjoy the fun.
Plan Your Trip
Before heading out, check your state or local park guidelines for camping during a pandemic. If you are heading to a campground, register ahead of time to secure your camping space. When picking your area, try to get a campsite further away from others.
Generally, road trips mean a lot of stops, fast food, and more. But due to the pandemic, purchase as much as possible before going to the campground. Minimize the number of stops to and from the camping area.
Along with food, drinks, a tent, and other necessary camping equipment, consider the following.
Hand Sanitizer: Pack ample amounts of hand sanitizer and wipes. If you are not near the public restrooms or outdoor facet areas to wash your hands, hand sanitizer is an excellent alternative.
Masks: Even though you are outdoors, specific areas inside the campground may require a mask. Be respectful. Follow the guidelines.
First Aid Kit: Bring your own fully stocked first aid kit to handle minor cuts and scraps. Do not forget to pack extra band-aids, anti-itch medication, and other supplies. A well-packed first aid kit allows you to treat your minor ailments right at your campsite.
Trash Container: Create a designated area for your trash. Put all your trash into a bag or other container. Empty your trash in the proper area. Never leave your trash behind.
Now the packing and the basics are out of the way—time to have fun. Yes, you will still need to practice social distancing with others outside your family. But enjoy your time together.
Go paddleboarding or kayaking
Walk the designated trails
Tell stories around the campfire
Or simply relax and enjoy the great outdoors while sitting around a campfire.
Summer brings warmer temperatures, high humidity, and risks to your outdoor animals. When the temperature inside your coop rises, your chickens may need a few extra alternatives to help stay cool. Check out the following list for ways to keep your chickens cool in the summer heat.
Lots of Water: Keeping your chickens hydrated is essential for their health. Check their watering containers more than once a day. Provide your flock with cold, freshwater to encourage drinking.
Extra Water Containers: On sweltering and humid days, provide extra water resources. Fill up extra waterers or place a small shallow pan in your pen. If you are worried about the chickens splashing the water out of the shallow pan, place marbles large marbles in the bottom.
Electrolytes: Add electrolyte tablets or powder to their water—the solution aids in keeping your chickens hydrated.
Provide Shade: If your chickens are in the open pen area, provide some shade for relief. A large tarp in a corner or even a piece of plywood is an easy way to allow your chicken to find a shady area. For first-time chicken owners, consider placing your coop partially in a naturally shaded area.
Tasty Treats: Add a few cold treats to your daily feeding to help your chickens stay cool and well-fed. Providing cold watermelon, berries, and other fruits is a tasty treat for your chickens. Freezing corn or other vegetables in ice blocks is another alternative to keep your chickens hydrated.
Cool the Coop: Install an exhaust fan. If your coop is secure, leave the main door open early in the morning or late in the evening to allow cooler air to flow through the coop.
Keep Chickens Calm: When chickens get overly excited, they can quickly exhaust themselves in high heat. Try to keep your coop calm. If possible, minimize your daily interactions to checking on the water supply or gathering eggs. During the hot days, keep children out of the coop.
Chickens know how to stay cool in the summer months. For example, be aware of the dirt holes your chickens dig to stay cool out in the open area. Sometimes you may only see your chickens peaking over the top. Providing a few extra resources helps keep your chickens healthy.
Are you staying home for the 4th of July? You are not alone. Finances, the weather, social distancing, or health concerns are keeping many people at home this year for Independence Day. Staying at home doesn’t necessarily mean a boring holiday. With little preparation, you can make this 4th of July memorable for your family.
Ideas to Celebrate Independence Day at Home
Enjoy being at home with your family on Independence Day. Create new family traditions or expand on older ones.
Food and Treats
One of the best parts of any holiday is food. The 4th of July is an excellent time to get outdoors.
Host a BBQ: Whether you host a BBQ for just your family or a few friends, grilling out on the 4th of July is a tradition. In addition to grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, potato salad, macaroni salad, beans, and chips are perfect for hosting a BBQ.
Picnic: If you want to stay close to home but get outdoors, go on a picnic. Local and state parks are open. Being outdoors is a wonderful way to get fresh air and enjoy the sun.
Sundae Bar: Buy a couple different flavors of ice cream and all the fixings. Red, white, and blue sprinkles are a perfect holiday topping. Whipped topping, chocolate chips, flavored toppings, and nuts are other welcomed favorites for ice. Allow your children to create their own masterpieces.
Piñata: Buy a piñata as part of your holiday celebration. Your children will enjoy the candy and prizes.
Keeping children busy on the 4th of July helps produce lasting memories. If the weather permits, play games outdoors. Do you need some ideas? Go old school.
Burlap Bag Race
Water Balloon Toss
Slip and Slide
Playing in the Sprinkler
Are you looking for a low-key 4th of July celebration or a place for children to relax in the shade? Setting up a craft table is simple. Just remember to stick to the red, white, and blue theme.
Tie-Dye T-Shirts: Purchase red and blue dye to add color to white t-shirts. Provide rubber bands to make different markings on the shirts. A tie-dye t-shirt is a perfect take-home gift or memorable experience.
Make Necklaces: Red, white, and blue pony beads are inexpensive. Provide trays of beads to all your children, and guests make necklaces or bracelets.
Make Crowns: Posterboard, glitter, red, white, and blue construction paper are great for making crowns.
Host a bonfire. Roast marshmallows for S’mores and enjoy an evening under the stars.
With many fireworks canceled, you may want to set a few off for your family to enjoy. Sparklers are always a fun tradition for the entire family to enjoy. If you are setting off larger fireworks, be courteous, and let your neighbors know your plans.
The 4th of July is a time to celebrate freedom. But there is no right or wrong way to celebrate Independence Day. Ordering pizza and watching fireworks on television can be a fun-filled night for your family.