Summer Fun Ideas

Just thought I’d post my “brainstorm” of summer fun activities.  Of course, some of the items are specific to the St. Tammany/New Orleans area – but they might give you some ideas for things to do with your own children.  I want to do a lot of relaxing this summer, however, I also want to spend more time playing with my kids – they are growing up tooooo fast!!!

Summer Activities:

visit other area churches not yet seen Unknown-1

Walk in the rain

Make a big puzzle

Library guest speaker

Shop – bring food to foodbank

Fountainbleu park

Coquille water park

Abita Trailhead

Koop Dr. shaded playground

Visit bee farm?

Treasure map hunt

Camp in backyard

4th July party prep

explore ancestry – culture, flag, music, food – Germany, France, Ireland, Scotland


skating?   Dunaway Ice, Slidell?


$3 movie!!

Chuck  E. Cheese

lazer tag – Hammond

swim at Grammie’s

research and make an old fashioned toy

saint of the Day – St. Anthony June 13th

celebrate baptismal days

paint plates for special days – pottery place

make homemade butter/ice cream

nature collage

photographs – from different perspectives – funny dog

table ping pong

science experiments

Wii sports

Listen to old radio programs through internet – use our imaginations!

Read novel at night as a family

Board games

Evening – walk and play at lakefront

Watermelon seed spitting contest


Free concert/outdoor movie


Summer theatre

Airplane ride?

Water balloon toss

Thrift shop

Plan our next vacation




Saturday Trips:

BR Zoo

UCM museum & Momma D’s Pizza Place

Grand Isle State Park

Tammany Trace Bike ride

Honey Island Swamp tour?

Abita Creek Flatwooks Preserve

Ridemore Farms, Covington – blackberry and blueberry picking

Water park – Denham springs

Go see Beau Rivage lobby and Lynn Meadows Hands on Museum

Visit St. Patrick’s Church, Street car ride, Lunch, Aquarium?

JPII Exhibit/city park

Buccaneer St. Park – Gulfport?

Planetarium BR

Go fishing/crabbing

Canoe trip



About danardoyle

I am a Catholic, working wife and mother. I have three children ages 14, 20 and 27. I am extremely busy, as you can imagine. I aim each and every day to put God first in my life, to teach my children the Faith, to be a supportive spouse, keep the house in order, and do my job outside of the home well, too. That's an impossible task - without Divine intervention! Here, I hope to share my triumphs and struggles with other working moms in the same boat. I will share the tools I have discovered to making it all work - most days!
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2 Responses to Summer Fun Ideas

  1. yourothermotherhere says:

    There is nothing like making good memories with your children. They will always remember them, and you, with love.

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