Summer smile list: 10 fun ways to fill your days

Enjoy a season in the sun with this checklist.

1

Turn on the lawn sprinkler and make a run for it.

2

Relieve some stress by grabbing colored pencils or crayons and a coloring book.

3

Use your laptop or phone to take a virtual tour of well-known museums, like the Smithsonian.

4

Set your alarm extra early to get up and catch the sunrise.

5

Grab a bucket and some sponges and wash your car. Don't forget to wear lip balm with SPF 30!

6

Have a picnic in the backyard, in the park or by the lake.

7

Grow a container of herbs outside (or even inside!).

8

Make homemade cards with your kids and send them to a local nursing home.

9

Set up your favorite chair on the porch and catch up on a good book.

10

Try some new activities with your kids.

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