Pour some lemonade, sit on the porch and reminisce with your older friend or family member about summers past.
What were your favorite summer activities as a child? As an adult?
Who did you do those activities with?
Where did the best swimming, fishing, or picnics, take place?
Where you Lived
What was there to do during the summer where you lived as a child? Did you have fun? Did you ever get bored?
Who did you spend your days with? Were you able to see your friends often?
What was the weather like? Was it hot? How hot? What did you do to keep cool?
Did you go on vacations growing up? Where did you go? Who did you go with? Was it fun?
Did you ever go to visit relatives during the summer? Did you enjoy visiting these relatives?
Did you ever go on a big adventure such as visit a National Park, visit a different country, go to museums, zoos, or carnivals?
Gardens and Farms
Did you ever grow a summer garden? What did you grow?
What was your favorite thing to plant? Have you ever eaten anything straight out of the garden?
Did you ever visit a farm? Did you like it? Could you or did you ever live on a farm?