Summer Bucket List
Summer is around the corner and I sat down with my 11 year old to plan a summer bucket list. This is a list of things we want to make sure we will do this summer. Some of the items will be repeated (like the pool since we have passes) and some are just for the kiddo.
Here is most of the list:
1. Draw creative hopscotch with chalk
2. Go to the pool
3. Go fishing
4. Scavenger adventure hunt
5. Go to museum.
6. Take cookies to the firemen
7. Bring flowers to 1 or 2 nursing homes
8. Create your own Sundaes
9. Tennis Camp
10. Basket ball camp
11. Play badminton
12. Go to the library
13. Take some photos
14. Berry picking
15. Film your own movie. ☺
16. Roast marshmallows with a friend
17. Camp out in the back yard
18. Go to a different park with a friend
19. Go to 2 or 3 different zoos
20. Fly a kite
21. Road Trip ☺
22. Make a time capsule. Open it every 1 year
23. Create chalk art
24. Take a nature walk
25. Treasure hunt
26. Collect and decorate rocks
27. Watch fireworks
28. Visit an animal shelter
29. Go to Prairie Rose
30. Ride a miniature pony or a horse
31. Pick an official summer theme song
32. Go to the farmers market
33. Catch fireflies at night
34. Spend one whole day barefoot
35. Eat something NEW
36. Go to the drive in
37. Lemonade stand
38. Make ice cream
39. Eat watermelon
40. Watch summer Olympics
41. Grill pizzas
42. Jump off the diving board
43. Create a fairy garden
44. Read a chapter book as a family
45. Silly string fight
46. Attend a library event
47. Celebrate an un-birthday at the pool
49. Go to the movies
50. Tie a note to a balloon and release it in the sky
51. Decorate a pair of tennis shoes
52. Pilates ABC’s
What's on your summer bucket list?
Backpacking in Glacier National Park and eating fresh porcini mushrooms on the trail.
Both of you are pretty ambitious. :) I'm still fairly on track to try 52 new things this year. Sadly, almost all of them have been food. I was hoping for more experiences, but so far, I'm a slacker in that area.
that sounds like a great adventure!
for the most part mine are local and fairly simple to accomplish. That was done on purpose for the DD.
Fun thread :)
The biggest thing on my list will be doing a week long road trip from MI to TX for a family wedding, and doing primal while eating fast food for like 6 days :p That will certainly be an adventure!
-lots of zoo outings with the kids and friends (just bought our annual pass yay!)
-a weekly bike ride with kids and mil-we did this once last year and it was so much fun, so we're going to make it a weekly thing this year.
-make a list of all the parks in our area and go to each one at least once (there's a LOT of parks around here)
-nature center at least a couple times, this is a perfect Sunday night family activity
-LOTS of weekend fun our sailboat, out on Lake MI :D
-wear a two piece swimsuit on the sailboat, for the first time in years, because now that I'm at goal I have the confidence to actually go swimming
-keep upping my walking every month (goal is 40 miles this month, more next month)
-keep learning how to eat primal
-work with my son on the alphabet, which he really struggled with in pre-school, so he's ready for kindergarten this fall
-catch up on my big reading list-last year I had already read over 100 books at this time, this year I'm at around 60 so far for the year.
-go to the farmers market every single week-no excuses!
-go to U Pick farms for strawberries, cherries and blueberries and freeze, freeze, freeze (strawberries and blueberries)
-make freezer jam and applesauce
-have a day every week where we do absolutely nothing but hang out around at home. Last year we were too busy!
-keep at strength training and take it outside on nice days
-summer reading club for the kids (last year I was lazy and never turned in the darn charts-epic mom fail!)
-get into the habit of going to garage sales again
-work on putting together a primal binder with recipes, tips, info etc. Just started this and it's going to be a huge project, but something that will really be nice to have when it's done.
Sara- love it! I need to make my dd her summer "journal" for all of our adventures- saw it on pintrest. Your list is fab and hey, don;t stress the library thing.. that was me last summer too.
1. Conquer the world.
2. Have a milkshake.
mom23kids, honestly, the easiest thing is to bring a cooler and some pre-made stuff. OTOH, I've never been a mom to any kids, so if they're going also, maybe a cooler will be just one more hassle on the road. :)
[QUOTE=JoanieL;1182520]mom23kids, honestly, the easiest thing is to bring a cooler and some pre-made stuff. OTOH, I've never been a mom to any kids, so if they're going also, maybe a cooler will be just one more hassle on the road. :)[/QUOTE]
The road trip will be me, dh, our oldest dd, who's the flower girl for the wedding (8), my fil and then we're stopping in IA to pick up a teenage cousin and then his mom/dh's aunt. Our other two kids are staying home with my mil (she's finishing cancer treatment and can't do the long car ride).
I was thinking Larabars, Kind bars, jerky and nuts for breakfasts/snacks, and then after that I don't know. We're renting a mini van but there's not going to be a lot of room, especially after we pick up the IA people. We don't have a lot of extra time, so it will be fast food drive throughs and gas station stops for food.