Summertime Activities For The Family

by Alli

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When I was growing up, I could hardly wait until school was out for summer. Summer has always been my favorite time of the year and when that last bell rang signaling summer vacation, I plunged headfirst into seemingly endless summertime fun.

Looking back on those fun summer days inspired me to list 10 Fun Things You Must Do This Summer. Let the fun begin!

10 Fun Summertime Activities

1. Enjoy SONIC Ocean Water Slush Pops

When I was growing up, mom always kept the freezer stocked with twin pops. There’s nothing better than taking a break with your favorite pops.

These days, my family’s favorite summertime treat is the all-new SONIC Ocean Water Slushed Pops! You can find them in the ice cream freezer aisle at your local Walmart. Since I’m a coconut lover, these are right up my alley.

Have Fun in the Summertime

Whenever the grandkids come over for a slumber party or just to spend an afternoon with me,  I make sure my freezer is stocked with SONIC Ocean Water Slushed Pops. It’s a taste of the tropics that the entire family can enjoy.

Summertime Activities For the Family - kids eating slushed pops

2. Unplug From Social Media and Hang Out With Real Friends

I admit that I’m attached to my phone and I’ve been known to spend more time than I should on social media. I’ve made a commitment to spend more one-on-one time with real friends and less time checking my social media accounts. Summertime just got a whole lot better! 

3. Enjoy the Fragrance of Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle Vine - Summertime Activities

Whenever I catch a scent of honeysuckle, it takes me back to those endless summer days of my childhood. If I could only bottle that scent . . .

4. Have a BBQ – Invite all your friends and make this summertime activity a potluck! 

Summertime Fun - Have a BBQ

We cook on the grill just about every night during this time of the year. I enjoy inviting the family over for my famous grilled ribs with a fresh blackberry glaze.

If you’re having a potluck, you supply the burgers or ribs and ask guests to bring side dishes or dessert. 

5. Watch Fireworks

I always look forward to the 4th of July! We attend a huge family-friendly event at our church and the grand finale fireworks are spectacular.

6. Smell Freshly Mowed Grass

Whenever I spot someone mowing the grass while driving down the road, I immediately let the windows down so I can get a sniff of that freshly mowed grass. This smell will always be one of my favorite summertime scents.

7. Dance in The Rain

Dance in the Rain - Summertime Fun

When’s the last time you danced in the rain? If it’s not raining, turn on the sprinkler and have a blast with the kids. This is one summertime activity that the kids will be excited about. 

Please make sure it’s not thundering and lightning when you’re dancing in the rain! 

8. Watch a Baseball Game

It doesn’t matter if you attend a baseball game in a huge stadium or support your local rec team, baseball is one of our favorite summer pastimes.

We have five grandsons and we rarely miss any of their games. 

Play Ball - Summertime Fun

9. Take a Road Trip

10 Things You Must Do This Summer - Summertime Fun

Visit some interesting places in your state or take a trip across the country. I’ve always wanted to take a cross-country road trip. Maybe this is the summer to check road-tripping off my bucket list.

10. Visit the Beach – Favorite Summertime Activities

Fun Things to Do This Summer - Summertime Fun!

And watch the sunrise!

Sunset - Summertime Fun

Whatever your plans are for summer, be sure and take time to enjoy the season and all the fun summertime activities. Oh, and grab a box of SONIC Ocean Water Slush Pops. You’re in for a treat!

Sonic Slushed Pops - Blue Ocean - Summertime Fun

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robin rue July 2, 2018 - 6:46 am

My kids JUST got out for the summer last Tuesday and so far we are having a great summer. I have to pick up some of those pops, though – my kids will love ’em!

candy July 2, 2018 - 7:10 am

These are things we do during the summer and totally enjoy them. Glad you included the smell of fresh cut grass or hay where we come from. Both smell wonderful. Can’t have too many ice pops during the summer time.

Glenda Cates July 2, 2018 - 7:29 am

My son loves this drink from Sonic so the next time we visit Walmart I will have to pick them up for him and his friends as it looks like a nice refreshing snack for the kids. As for the other items on your list we have done a few of them and I hope to do a lot more before Summer vanishes.

Sarah Bailey July 2, 2018 - 9:07 am

These sound like some great ideas, there is nothing like getting out into the outdoors and spending time with friends and family.

Jeanette July 2, 2018 - 9:20 am

These are all wonderful ideas! We actually have a sonic right down the street from where I live and I did not know that they sold Popsicles in the store. We are doing a vacation in a couple of weeks and I cannot wait to go but between then and now I am trying to make it fun and screen free which is not easy.

Alli July 2, 2018 - 3:31 pm

As I mentioned in the post, they are sold at Walmart. You can find them in several delicious flavors.

Melissa Chapman July 2, 2018 - 9:29 am

I got a mellow feeling reading this because you hit on all those great summer things. It makes me think back to free summers and smells and views.

Terri Steffes July 2, 2018 - 9:51 am

I adore Sonic drinks, so those pops caught my eye right away! I also grew up with honeysuckle, there is nothing that beats it. I also am a huge fan of fireworks.

Teresa July 2, 2018 - 12:12 pm

Yep, it looks like you have all the favorite summertime activities covered. We are trying to get all these things done this summer as well. Fighting with the rain this summer for some fun days.

Teresa July 2, 2018 - 1:27 pm

You have pointed out some of our favorite things to do during the summer months. My kids are full on ready to have loads of fun this summer

Ashley July 2, 2018 - 2:49 pm

When I was little we use to looking for honeysuckle to pick. I wish we had some of them around my house now.

Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh July 2, 2018 - 2:56 pm

My oldest daughter is gonna go gaga over these! I will have to send this to her, and let her know so she can check where she’s at.

Amber Myers July 2, 2018 - 3:13 pm

I love your list! We’ve already danced in the rain. I’m going to pick up those Sonic bars. I’m sure we’ll love them. We go to Sonic often.

Alli July 2, 2018 - 3:30 pm

You can find them at your local Walmart. They come in several flavors.

Tasheena July 2, 2018 - 3:15 pm

So many wonderful fun activities for the kiddos to do. I had no idea that Sonic offered slush pops. I have to see if my local story carries them.

Alli July 2, 2018 - 3:29 pm

Like I mentioned in the post, they are sold at Walmart (not Sonic) and come in several flavors. They are all delicious.

Fatima Torres July 2, 2018 - 5:26 pm

I could use some time swayback from social media. Oh, and one of those SONIC POPS. They look so refreshing.

Karen Morse July 2, 2018 - 8:43 pm

All lovely ideas! It’s all about making the most out of the weather during the summer. Those ice pops are a great way to beat the heat. MY fave would have to be visiting the beach and just spending the entire day there! Best way to spend the hot summer days!

Heather July 2, 2018 - 11:51 pm

How didn’t I know that Sonic has popsicles?! I have been missing out!

Louisa July 3, 2018 - 7:23 am

It has been incredibly hot these past few days. And July just started! I’ll take a SONIC Ocean Water Slushed Pop any day. The heat is real!

Farrah Less July 3, 2018 - 9:09 am

Walmart is very competitive when it comes to their products and pricing that is why they are still in business. When I was a kid I used to play in the rain I don’t mind if its freezing it is so much fun!

Amy h July 3, 2018 - 2:33 pm

We had a huge rain fall the other week, and my daughter got to play in the puddles and rain! She thought it was a blast.

Terri Beavers July 3, 2018 - 4:25 pm

Every time I go to Walmart I buy iced pops. I’ve not bought these yet but they will be next. Ocean Water sounds interesting. Having fun in the sun with something icy is fun for any age.

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