Monday, June 1, 2015

2015 Summer Fun Checklist for Kids

Worried about what to do all summer long with your kids? The I Heart Austin Summer Fun Checklist for Kids has you covered!

With the end of school fast approaching, the common question is, "What are you doing this summer?" Maybe you've mapped out every camp and activity like a boss. Or maybe you've put off your scheduling to the last minute and you are starting to panic about how you'll keep your kids busy. Perhaps you're looking forward to slowing down and maximizing every moment with your child at home. No matter where you are with your summer planning, one thing is for sure -- Austin, TX is chock-full of opportunities for summertime FUN. We've got a great plan to help you enjoy some happy family time all throughout the summer.

The I Heart Austin - Summer Fun Checklist for Kids is a free printable that offers over 40 suggestions of activities for kids each month this summer. Many of the activities are free, all are fun and sure to keep your kids motivated to get out and explore some of the highlights that Austin offers families. And what's even better? Your kids can earn FREE PRIZES when they check off at least four items from their list!

Download and print your Summer Fun Checklist for Kids today! 


Don't have a printer handy? Pick up a copy of the June, July and August editions of Austin Family Magazine for an already printed copy.

Many thanks to our partners for helping to spread the word about all of the fun activities this summer: Free Fun in Austin, LiveMom, R We There Yet Mom?, 'Round the Rock, 365 Things Austin, Austin Moms Blog, Spare the Rock, MetroMoms Austin, and Thinga.  We love sharing tips and ideas with you, and you can count on us to post more suggested activities all summer long.

For a quick reference on the items listed on the Checklist each month, download a copy of the 2015 Austin Summer Fun Guide for for FREE!

As you're out on your adventures, snap photos of you and your kids enjoying the checklist items and post them to Instagram with the hashtag #AustinSummerFun for a chance to win prizes each week! Prizes include: 
  • Tickets to see Chuggington Live! at The Long Center
  • Pollyanna Theatre tickets to see In My Own Backyard and Sarah and the Dinosaur
  • $25 Kaleidoscope Toys gift card
  • Passes to the Austin Zoo
  • $25 Gift card to Cherrywood Coffeehouse
  • Tickets to see ArcAttack at The Long Center
  • Free haircuts from Birds Barbershop
  • Tickets to ride the Austin Steam Train (Bertram Flyer)
  • Passes to Bullock Texas State History Museum and the IMAX Theatre
  • ....And more!
Of course, you can keep up with the latest news and giveaway announcements on the Austin Summer Fun website and Facebook page.

junelaunchWe hope to see you at our FREE monthly launch events to celebrate each new Checklist! Join us on June 6th from 10 a.m. to noon at Kaleidoscope Toys in Round Rock for the June Launch Party. There will be live music from Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band, crafts, prizes and snacks and swag for the kids. We'll have plenty of copies of the Checklist on hand. Come on out, pick up your checklist and get started on your summer fun adventure!

Save the dates: July 1st (at the Austin Aquarium) and August 1st on the Austin Steam Train! Details coming soon.

Austin loves kids. Let's hit the streets give it our love in return. Get out and make this your best summer ever!

Read the complete Checklist rules here and instructions here