Things to Do in the Summer
Summer is finally here! Whether you’re on school break, traveling with friends, or working through the heatwave, you might be at a loss of how to make the most of your time this year.
Worry not. There are many things to do in the summer, so let our shortlist inspire your sun-filled days.
Hanging out with Friends:
Beach trips, festivals, concerts—perhaps the only thing on your to-do list this summer is catching up with friends. If that’s the case, then finding activities you can do together is the best way to bond in the sunshine.
Fern and Crystal Temporary Tattoo Set by Pen & Plant — the perfect way to become one with nature is with this beautiful temporary tattoo. Based on artist Victoria Foster’s stunning original illustrations, these precut tattoos come ready to wear. Each pack contains two fern leaf temporary tattoos and five crystal shards—making them great to wear and share!
Keep a Sketchbook of Your Adventures:
If you’re backpacking across the state lines or further beyond, it’s a wonderful thing to keep a journal of your travels. Better yet? Try keeping a sketchbook and draw some of the beautiful sites you see. Even if you’re no pro artist, it’s a meditative exercise to record your surroundings and newfound memories that you’ll be thankful for later.
Suprasoft Colored Pencils (Set of 12) by Caran d’Ache — This colored pencil set by Caran d’Ache features 12 water-soluble colored pencils, so any sketch can transform to a watercolor painting with the help of a wet brush. The perfect product to jumpstart your sketchbook journey.
642 Things to Draw by Chronicle Books — Need some help to find your creative side again? This quirky sketchbook proves that there are still plenty of things for you to scribble, with an incredible array of subject matter. Ranging from bikes to lumberjacks to the intangible sound of girlish laughter, the seemingly endless ideas will dig you out of your creative rut and ignite your imagination.
Indulge in Quiet Night-Ins:
Maybe you know that your summer is really going to be no summer at all with the amount of work you have planned. If that’s the case, be sure to allow time for yourself in the evenings. Picking up a hobby you can turn to after a long day at work will be as soothing as it is rewarding.
Hot Air Balloon Embroidery by Oh Sew Bootiful — Have you been yearning to take a stab at hand-embroidery? Start this summer with this dreamy kit! The hot air balloon design comes pre-printed on fabric and has everything you’ll need to get started, including a six-inch hoop, needles, and thread. And rest assured, the kit also includes detailed instructions so you can become an expert in no time at all.
Earth Jigsaw Puzzle by Nervous System — Sometimes all that’s called for is the right wind-down activity. The Earth puzzle by Nervous System not only celebrates the beauty of the planet, it is also meticulously crafted, with 16 of the 442 pieces shaped like animals from around the world.
Feeling inspired? Time to get out there and enjoy your summer!