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Kids Summer Coloring Pages and Crafts

Updated on July 21, 2014

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Beach, vacation, picnic, ice cream, surfing and more summer coloring sheets for kids as well as summer crafts for kids including fan and scrapbook crafts.

Having four children, I know how important it is to have things to do in the summer with kids. Here you'll find hours of fun with a variety of coloring pages and crafts. All color pages are free and printable.

I also have some summer clipart and one of my favorite Beach Boys songs you can listen to while you're visiting. Get those coloring supplies ready for some summer fun!

Beach image by Aurlio de Figueiredo and uploaded to Wikimedia Commons by Dornicke

Beach Coloring Pages

Nothing says summer like the beach. I don't know about you, but my family loves to go there to cool off during the summer.

We love to do a variety of activities from swimming, to building sand castles to floating around the relaxing. Here are some fun beach coloring pages for you to enjoy.

Beach image courtesy of WPClipart.

Doesn't this look like fun? I would be willing to try it.

Image by Pearson Scott Foresman and uploaded to Wikimedia Commons by Editor at Large.

Ever wonder how beaches are formed? They're formed by waves. These waves carry sand particles which get deposited on the shoreline. The waves go back out, but the sand remains. That's why beaches have sand.

Image courtesy of WPClipart.

Wave image courtesy of WPClipart.

Fan Craft

Here's an easy fan craft that can be made to help keep kids cool on a hot summer day. Click on the sun above to take you to a printable version.

After printing it out, cut out the shape of the sun and glue it to a paper plate. This is to make the fan sturdier. Cut out the sun, then glue a Popsicle stick to the back. Once dried, you have a sunshine fan.

Sun image courtesy of WPClipart.

Ice Cream Coloring Pages

There's nothing like some cold, tasty ice cream on a hot day. We all love ice cream cones. Kids can color in their favorite flavors with the following coloring pages.

In addition, I have some fun crafts they can make listed under these pages. There's lots of ice cream fun to be had this summer!

Ice cream cone image courtesy of WPClipart.

Cone image courtesy of WPClipart.

Ice Cream Maker

YayLabs Play and Freeze Ice Cream Ball Ice Cream Maker, Pint, Purple
YayLabs Play and Freeze Ice Cream Ball Ice Cream Maker, Pint, Purple

Eating ice cream during those hot summer months is always nice, but why not make your own? Better yet, the kids can help make it, too. You just put the ingredients in, then roll, shake or pass the ball around until the ice cream is ready. Kids will have fun playing and will also feel good knowing they helped to make the ice cream. Personally, I think these are great to take on picnics or camping trips.

 

Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month?

Surfin USA Beach Boys

The Beach Boys always make me think of summer. Please enjoy Surfin USA while you're here. It's one of my favorite summer songs.

Beach Boys Summer Music

Sounds of Summer: Very Best of The Beach Boys
Sounds of Summer: Very Best of The Beach Boys

If you like the Beach Boys, then check out this CD. It has such classic hits as I Get Around, Good Vibrations, Surfin USA and Surfer Girl. You can even listen to a sampling of all of the songs on the CD.

 

Vacation Coloring Pages

A vacation is always the highlight of summer. My family looks forward to getting away each year. One of our favorite places is Disneyland. Do you have a favorite vacation destination?

Vacation image courtesy of WPClipart.

Sunscreen image courtesy of WPClipart.

Golf color page by WPClipart.

Camera image courtesy of WPClipart.

Image courtesy of WPClipart.

The most popular vacation state is Florida.

Summer Scrapbook

Make a summer scrapbook! In it you can put all of your summer coloring pages. In addition, you can take pictures of the different crafts that are made and include them as well.

If the kids are old enough, I suggest buying each one a camera and whenever you go out for a day trip or on vacation, let them use the camera to take pictures and add to their scrapbooks.

You can make a simple one quite easily. Take some computer paper and use a three whole punch on the pieces. Tie the pages together with yarn, (safer than stapling,) color and decorate the front page and you have a summer scrapbook!

Scrapbook image from the Libri Amicorum Collection and uploaded to Wikimedia Commons by OttawaAC.

Scrapbook for Summer

Pioneer 12 Inch by 12 Inch Postbound Frame Front Memory Book, Hibiscus Design
Pioneer 12 Inch by 12 Inch Postbound Frame Front Memory Book, Hibiscus Design

If you prefer to purchase a scrapbook, here's one that has a nice tropical theme. It's top loading and will accept unlimited refills.

 

Kids Cameras

Fisher-Price Kid-Tough Digital Camera, Blue
Fisher-Price Kid-Tough Digital Camera, Blue

Here's a camera for boys. What's good about this camera is that it is specially designed for kids, especially for kids who tend to drop things. It features kid friendly controls to make picture taking easy.

 
Fisher-Price Kid-Tough Digital Camera, Pink
Fisher-Price Kid-Tough Digital Camera, Pink

Like the camera above, this one is made sturdy keeping kids in mind. A cool feature is that you can add special effects with the downloadable software.

 

Picnic Coloring Pages

I love to go on picnics during the summer with my family.

Basket image by Pearson Scott Foresman and uploaded to Wikimedia Commons by Magnus Manske.

Watermelon is a family favorite in my home.

Image courtesy of WPClipart.

Sandwich image courtesy of WPClipart.

Drink image courtesy of WPClipart.

Ant image courtesy of WPClipart.

Collapsible Picnic Basket

Picnic Time 'Metro' Insulated Basket, Black
Picnic Time 'Metro' Insulated Basket, Black

There are two things that really stand out to me with this basket. One is that it's collapsible, so it's easy to store. The other is that it's insulated so that warm foods stay warm and cold foods stay cold.

 

Summer Collage

Get some pictures together and make a summer collage. You can look through old magazine and newspapers to find the pictures.

Another idea is to make a collage out of kids drawings of summer. You even use some of the coloring pages on this lens to make one.

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Summer Color Pages

Image courtesy of WPClipart.

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Tennis image courtesy of WPClipart.

Just Dance Summer

Just Dance Summer Party - Nintendo Wii
Just Dance Summer Party - Nintendo Wii

Stay in shape this summer with Just Dance. It has music from different decades and different dancing styles. In our home, the Just Dance series is a favorite, although I still can't keep up with my kids.

 

Kids Summer Books

Don't forget to have some good summer books for the kids.

What are some of your favorite things to do during summer?

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      @Cesky: Here, we've had temps of over 100 degrees this July.

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      Cecilia Karanja 3 years ago from Nairobi

      July is the coldest month here am shocked to hear that it is the ice-cream month. We have no season's though. I guess we have summer throughout the year.

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      @CoolFool83: Glad you think so.

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      CoolFool83 3 years ago

      These coloring pages look like a lot of fun.

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      @Redneck Lady Luck: We all deserve a break and some fun.

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      @CharMarie: Me, too!

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      Lorelei Cohen 3 years ago from Canada

      Next summer I am definitely planning on packing my husband and I off on a mini vacation or two. We bypassed it this summer but I'll be ready next year. Hope you had a wonderful summer.

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      CharMarie 4 years ago

      Go to the beach! Love, love, love the beach!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @TolovajWordsmith: How poetic that sounds.

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

      There used to be many but now I mostly enjoy napping in a shadow...

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @lesliesinclair: It sounds so beautiful and fun.

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      lesliesinclair 4 years ago

      Our children could always play in the swimming pool, or in our country yard and acreage - pretty unrealistic for most children today, but it was grand.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @takkhisa: I love swimming.

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      Deborah Carr 4 years ago from Orange County, California

      Beach, beach and more beach! Living in Southern California the one reason we look forward to summer is so we can spend more time at all the gorgeous beaches in the area!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @DeborahDian: You have so many fun things to do there.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @VspaBotanicals: Thank you.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @kabbalah lm: That's one way to beat the heat.

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      Swimming is the favorite thing to do in summer for me.

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      VspaBotanicals 4 years ago

      I love these.

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      kabbalah lm 4 years ago

      Sitting by the AC

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @Diva2Mom: Color pages are great when traveling. I remember being sure I always had some new crayons with me.

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      Diva2Mom 4 years ago

      Very fun and entertaining coloring pages! Busy moms like me can make use of these especially when traveling, staying at the hotel, going on a road trip, or simply chillin at home. My kids love to color when we travel, go somewhere or when we take a break from our homeschooling. Beautiful pages indeed! God bless you, dear Janis!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @mihgasper: Have fun with your friends.

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      Miha Gasper 4 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      Hanging out with friends. And coloring cool sheets like these, of course:-)

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @piedromolinero: Hope she has fun coloring them.

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      sunnymars 5 years ago

      Great lens, fun coloring pages, well done!

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      piedromolinero 5 years ago

      A great collection of summer coloring pages. Will keep my little one busy for a while tomorrow morning.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @sunnymars: Glad you like them.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @latiptop: Thank you very much!

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      latiptop 5 years ago

      How convenient and fun! I'm going to add this to my fun in the summer sun lens.:)

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @TheJVilleKid: I hope your little one has fun with these.

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      TheJVilleKid 5 years ago

      Another nice coloring lens! Should keep my youngest busy for awhile!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @favored: It hasn't been too hot here, yet, but I know that will change.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @viscri8: Ouch! I don't like cold weather and rain.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @McBub-Squidoo: Take me with you!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @Mami Design: Thanks!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @ae dc: Hope you have fun with the crafts.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @LornsA178: Hope you're enjoying your summer.

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      So many fun things to do Janis. I could enjoy so many of these suggestions right now, especially if it has to do with water. It's so hot; we need rain.

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      viscri8 5 years ago

      Nice to remember Summer by the Summer coloring pages and crafts -- where I stand it's Winter and raining.

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      McBub-Squidoo 5 years ago

      Summer beach, I am coming.

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      Mami Design 5 years ago

      Great list!

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      ae dc 5 years ago

      i really love crafts for kids, thanks for this!

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      LornsA178 5 years ago

      Great summer fun activities, thanks!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @WritingForChange: I hope you enjoy them.

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      WritingForChange 5 years ago

      Great summer projects for the kids. I see you have a lot of lenses on kids' activities/printables etc. I expect to be spending a lot of time checking them out!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @DecoratingMom411: Have fun with it!

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      DecoratingMom411 5 years ago

      Great, fun crafts to do with the kids over summer.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @Ajeet: That must be really cute to watch.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @SailingPassion LM: Thank you!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @UKGhostwriter: Go ahead. Have some fun. :-)

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      Ajeet 5 years ago

      My kids enjoy sitting in the park with their coloring books and painting the clouds.

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      SailingPassion LM 5 years ago

      Great :-)

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      UKGhostwriter 5 years ago

      I wanna get my crayons out!!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @sarasentor lm: Yeah!!!!! Thank you!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @JStarrB: I'm glad you came by for a visit.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @KidsToyTeaSets LM: That's a really neat idea. I hadn't thought of that.

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      sarasentor lm 5 years ago

      Your lens is very interesting it deserve Thumb UP.

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      JStarrB 5 years ago

      These are great and useful coloring pages and information for the summer. Thanks!

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      KidsToyTeaSets LM 5 years ago

      Thank you for such a great summer resource for grandparents and grandchildren. The sun fan would make a lovely craft activity for a summer tea party! Thanks, too, for your sweet visit as well. Have a great summer!!!

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      ottnepal 5 years ago

      Looking for Likes and comment share if you like me and comment my lenses i will reply you.I like all the picture above.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Very nice to have you visit.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great lens.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @biggking lm: Has always been a hit around here.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @Annamadagan: Thanks for the Squidoo blessings!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @bonusprint lm: I tried!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @happynutritionist: Yes, I think it's nice to pull kids away from the electronics from time to time.

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      biggking lm 5 years ago

      Coloring books = joy of any kids free time.

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      Annamadagan 5 years ago

      Great images! Blessings. :)

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      bonusprint lm 5 years ago

      Full of art!

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      happynutritionist 5 years ago

      Looks like a really fun way to keep the children happy on rainy summer days when they can't be outside playing. So much more creative that playing on the computer or video games.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @LittleLindaPinda: I hope you have fun with them.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @microfarmproject: I'm so ready for it to be here.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @jayceehaynes: Have much luck?

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      Little Linda Pinda 5 years ago from Florida

      I love the summer coloring pages you so kindly shared with everyone. Thank you.

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      microfarmproject 5 years ago

      Fun pictures! Can't wait for summer. Thanks!

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      jayceehaynes 5 years ago

      I love to fish :)

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @stargoldteam12: Thanks!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @Gypzeerose: I'm counting down the days.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @kislanyk: Thanks Marcia!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @pcgamehardware: Surf Squidoo. Good one!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @MartieG: My kids love going to the beach.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @darciefrench lm: Sounds like a nice way to keep cool.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you so much. I was pleasantly surprised.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @Blackspaniel1: Thank you!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @Camden1: I've really wanted to try that.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Oh that sounds like fun.

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      stargoldteam12 5 years ago

      love it.

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      Fun lens, makes me look forward to summer even more.

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      Marika 5 years ago from Cyprus

      With summer almost here, great idea.

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      pcgamehardware 5 years ago

      Swim in a pool... and surf Squidoo :)Nice page with some really cool coloring pages... :)

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 5 years ago from Jersey Shore

      Love the beach with a good book- great coloring pages for the kids :>)

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      darciefrench lm 5 years ago

      Hmm.. I like sitting in the shade with a good book.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      What summer coloring fun for every possible activity I could think of. A great way to kids to dream of or remember some of their favorite fun! Congratulations on front page honors!

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      Blackspaniel1 5 years ago

      Nice lens

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      Camden1 5 years ago

      Only 8 more school days for the kids! We love to go white-water rafting each summer.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Much needed relief for the summer... My bags are packed and off to the hills!