Summer is officially here, school is (almost) out and I can already feel the dog days of summer approaching. Don’t get me wrong, I love getting a break from school and having some time to rest, but after a week or so of that I start finding myself getting restless and bored.
Since you clicked on this, I am guessing that you feel the same way, and are looking for ways to make your summer more productive and worthwhile. Don’t worry I have got you covered! Here is a list of things to help you plan a more productive summer.
1# Go on a mission’s trip.
It doesn’t have to be out of country. Most churches do outreach programs in many cities around the US.
2# Read a book a week.
3# Visit a nursing home.
4# Babysit for your neighbor.
5# Visit police and fire stations.
They love having company, and it truly makes their day. Especially if you bring goodies! 😉
6# Write letters to overseas troops.
I have done this several times, and I am so glad I took the time to say thank you to our brave men and women in service. My life has been truly blessed by it.
7# Help your parents with big (or small) projects around the house.
8# Write, and edit a short film.
9# Volunteer at your church for the summer.
10# Make a meal for a new mom or an elderly neighbor.
11# Spend time cultivating strong relationships with your siblings.
12# Raise money for an organization or charity that you would like to support.
13# Lead a summer Bible study.
The task may seem daunting, but it will be worth it!
14# Volunteer at your local food bank or soup kitchen.
15# Start a prayer journal.
16# Enter the Bible Bee competition.
Registration for this ends May 31st so if you’re going to do this one be sure and register before the deadline. If you would like more infomation please click here.
17# Read through the entire Bible.
Yes, this can be done folks.
18# Write Letters to a Missionary.
19# Memorize a book of the Bible.
20# Mentor a younger person in your church.
21# Join a summer reading program through your local library.
22# Sign up for class at your local library or community center.
23# Take up a new sport.
24# Learn a new talent or skill for free!
I have learned the following from the use of library books and YouTube videos: piano, ukulele, guitar, cooking, crafts, sign language, and singing.
25# Take some field trips with your parents.
26# Plan a camping trip.
27# Go on a picnic and provide a special handmade lunch.
28# Cook dinner for your family every night and learn new recipes from internet searches.
29# Get a head start on your fall classes by watching YouTube videos on your new classes.
30# Sit at the mall for an hour and pray for everyone that passes you by.
31# Distribute Bible tracts.
32# Turn off the TV and dust off those old board games and play them with your family.
33# Set up some family lawn games and run a summer tournament.
My family likes Rollers and Molkky. Other ideas are croquet, horse shoes, lawn bowling, and lawn darts.
34# Get involved with your youth group activities.
I hope you got some good ideas from this list, and if you have any idea of what you are going to do this summer or want to do, then please comment down below. I would love to hear them!
Have an amazing summer guys!