20 Pictures That Remind You of Being a Kid in Summer
School was out and the possibilities were endless.
Some of the greatest memories of childhood occurred during the summer: no homework, tons of adventures, and traditions to hold onto forever. These photos will make you feel nostalgic for the carefree and magical summers of your childhood. Also, don’t miss these other photos that will get you excited about summer.
Deciding if the blue ice or the red ice was the best part of the popsicle was probably one of the largest unsettled debates of your childhood. Let’s be real: nobody ever chose white. Find out about some fascinating ice cream traditions around the world.
Sharing French fries with your siblings
In true sibling fashion, you may have even counted out the fries to make sure they were split exactly even and ensuring that the other didn’t double-dip in the ketchup. Which, by the way, have you ever wondered why we put ketchup on fries?
Backyard inflatable pools
It was like your own little paradise in the backyard full of sharks, mermaids, and floaties, but no matter how long it sat in the sun, the water always seemed to be cold. Thinking of upgrading to a real pool? Here are the best backyard pools for your home.
Water gun fights with your friends claim their rightful spots as some of the best battles in history. Even more fun was sneaking up on one of your parents with your finger on the trigger. Take a look at these vintage photos of kids that prove childhood hasn’t changed all that much.
Running through sprinklers
While most likely fully-clothed, the sprinkle of water in the scorching heat was the second-best relief to jumping into a pool. Here are some more water games to play when it’s scorching hot outside.
Sandcastles on the beach
Sandcastles and digging moats as close to the shoreline as possible made for some of the greatest beach days. Check out the most photogenic beaches in the world.
Nature trips at summer camp
Group trips through the woods when you looked at bugs, trees, and plants, all while counting down the minutes until snack time. Laugh at 12 of the funniest letters parents received from their child at summer camp.
You were a true artist, perfecting the lines for hopscotch and writing your name out in bubble letters. Take a look at these hilarious kid drawings.
Packing the car for a summer road trip
The excitement of a long car ride only lasted for the first few minutes until the first child asked, “Are we there yet?” See the 50 best road trips in America.
If you think hard enough, you could probably smell the firewood and feel the stickiness of the marshmallows between your fingers. Don’t miss this one ingredient you haven’t been added to your s’mores but should.
It wouldn’t be summer without too many bug bites to scratch. Those fun summer nights have their consequences. See how to keep those pesky mosquitos away with these tips.
‘Tis the season of scabs running up and down your legs, but it was cool to show off fun BAND-AIDS to friends.
Your lemonade stand consisted of selling sugar water with a little lemon that you were so proud of, alongside a shoebox for the quarters you collected. Even better? When you flashed a cute smile and the neighbors let you keep the change. Quarters are nothing after you see these toys from your childhood that are now worth thousands.
Bike rides through the park never got old, but your dad making you wear a helmet each time sure did.
The ultimate race to see who could swing the highest usually ended in tears or someone throwing up. Don’t miss these movies from your childhood that your kids will love, too.
This is probably where you got your scraped knees, but there was nothing more exciting than beating your previous record of jumps.
There was always that one day in August when your mother began to remind you that the dreaded school year was just around the corner and you had to get your summer reading done. Next, check out these weird and amazing things that only happen in summer.