Summer To-Do List


Jordan Johnson, Student

 Summer is almost here! In this article, I will be listing activities you can do in warm weather. To ensure you are being safe, ask your parent/guardian for permission to do these activities. 

A very effective way to stay cool and active includes the use of water. Here are some ways to get wet in the summer.

  • Swimming in a private or public pool
  • Water balloon fights
    • If you don’t want the mess, just add water to jumbo sponges!
  • Water guns/ Squirt gun battles
  • Car wash
  • Running through sprinklers
    • Putting a sprinkler under a trampoline
  • Visiting Water parks
    • Water slides
    • Wave pool
    • Splash pool
  • Lakes
    • Tubing
    • Water skiing/ Waterboarding
    • Fishing
    • Skipping rocks


Simple activities that will make you break a sweat.

  • Going for a run, walk, or jog
    • Walking your dog
  • Bike rides
    • Scooter rides
  • Hikes
  • Hopscotch
  • Jump rope

For people who like to be artistic, here are some tasks that spark creativity.

  • Chalk art
  • Painting 
    • On your face/ body
    • Canvas
    • Rocks
    • Shells
    • Glass
    • Plastic
  • Drawing and coloring
    • Outdoors
    • Animals 
    • Plants
  • Making wind chimes
    • Out of outdoor items
      • Beads
      • Shells
      • Rocks

Events and competitions are held with a small group of people. Here are suggestions for games that families and friends can participate in.

  • Relay races
  • Corn hole
  • Frisbee
  • Sports
    • Basketball
    • Volleyball
    • Baseball/ Softball
    • Football
    • Soccer
  • Ladder toss
  • Ping pong ball
  • Card games
  • Capture the flag
  • Scavenger hunts


When the burning hot sun goes away and the moon appears, don’t feel like the day is over. Turn on your flashlight and enjoy yourself with these activities.

  • Catch fireflies
  • Night swim
  • Make smores
  • Classic children’s games
    • Hide and seek
    • Cops and robbers
    • Sardines
  • Flashlight tag
  • Jumping on a trampoline with many glow sticks around your body
  • Campfire stories

The Grange Fair is a big part of summer for Center County. If you want to try amazing food and build a strong bond with your loved ones, I would visit it. You can wake up early and spend the day not only having a lot of fun but also learning new things. Here is a website that has information about Grange Fair. The possibilities are endless for the productive activities you can do in the summer. Make sure to have fun while school is out and enjoy every second you can.

“I love summertime more than anything else in the world. That is the only thing that gets me through the winter, knowing that summer is going to be there.” – Jack McBrayer