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Summer 2016 Love-to-Do List

Let’s send up rockets! Let’s turn on all the lights! This Summer’s Love-to-Do List is a conglomeration of the things we’d like to repeat from summers previous and the things we absolutely must try before the school bell rings again. Summer 2016 Love-to-Do List Stargazing at the Stratford Festival √, Learn to Play Guitar √,  Fireworks on […]

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Summer Love-To-Do List 2015

WELCOME BACK!! Another Summer of Funner has begun!  Here’s our Summer Love-to-Do List for 2015 : Sunset Canoeing, Small Town Parade, Bonfire S’mores, Early Morning Birding, Electricity Experiments, Family Film Fest, Lego Skyscraper Build, Putting on a Play, All the Farmer’s Markets, Family Yoga, Backyard Camping, Scoring a Baseball Game, Sidewalk Mural, Making Moving Vehicles, […]

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Summer of Funner 2015 is Coming…

Pack your overnighters, pitch the tent, get the fire blazing, and get your marshmallows on that stick! Summer of Funner 2015 is coming!! Join us on June 30th, 2015 for the BEST SUMMER YET…

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Thanks for a Fabulous Summer! Now, Get Ready for The Lunchbox Season!

We did it! We had another fabulous Summer of Funner! And, if you have a glance below, you’ll notice that we accomplished almost everything on our Love-to-Do List!! Now, what to do with your September? Be sure to check out our sister site, The Lunchbox Season for “all of the things!” Summer of Funner 2014: Love-to-do-List ✓ Backyard […]

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Summer 2014: Love-to-Do List

It’s Summer of Funner 2014! The Summer of Ability: Invention, Imagination, and Independence.  Originally, we thought that our theme for the summer was going to be “Summer of Funner Nights.” However, when I broke my hand and had corrective surgery a few weeks ago, the kids and I decided that we wanted our summer to […]

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Summer of Funner…Nights?

Somewhere along a section of damp sand I encountered several large toads who were also making a night journey and who hopped clumsily for a little way with me. There was something so attractive about their little bursts of energy that, tired as I was, I began to skip with them. I was delighted … First one […]

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Thanks for a Fabulous Summer! Stay Tuned for The Lunchbox Season!

The Summer is Over! But, Have No Fear! The Lunchbox Season will be up and running in early September! Summer of Funner would like to THANK YOU for a FABULOUS SUMMER! If you have a look at our original 2013 Summer Bucket List, to the right, you’ll notice we ticked off most of Summer Must-Haves! And we […]

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School’s Out! Here’s Our 2013 Summer Bucket List!

School’s Out! Here’s our Summer of Funner 2013 Bucket List!! Make Newspaper Boats, Play Ping-Pong, Paint with Home-made Ice Paints, Play Candy Math, Discover Toronto’s Neighbourhoods, Read Tales of Mystery & Imagination, Go Bird-Watching, Make Pink Lemonade Jelly & AMAZING PINK LEMONADE CREAM BARS, Make and Use Tin Can Telephones, Decorate & Draw in our Yesterday Books, […]

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Why We’re Not Taking Stock Of Our Summer of Funner

September 5, 2011 Over the past few days, I have been supposing that this last entry for our Summer of Funner 2011 would be something like one of those top-ten lists the media produces over the lazy days of the new year. I thought that I would write an overall assesment of our highs and […]

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Brainstorming the Calendar

Most of my work for the summer takes place on a sunny June afternoon, about two weeks before the kids are home for good.  Before my special weekend day,  I’ll spend about 10-15 minutes on my weeknights thinking about types of activities we might enjoy or excursions we might take over the summer. Then, on a weekend afternoon, I leave […]

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Ten Weeks…

Ten Weeks… the typical length of my children’s summer holidays, give or take a few days. Over the past two summers, I have organized my children’s ten weeks at home via a series of daily themes and activities which keep them occupied without making anyone crazy and without breaking the bank. When I shared these […]

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