Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Summer Bucket List

I have come across many bucket lists over the past few weeks and decided it was time to make our own!  I had some ideas of things we have been talking about doing and looked through multiple other bucket lists to get additional ideas. I ended up with 55 bucket list items!  Some of the items are duplicates if I wanted to do them more than once, such as go to a different park.

I decided the best way to keep the list handy and ready to use was to use a bulletin board that I picked up at a yard sale. 

I printed out the list and Z helped me cut them all out. I cut out different colored construction paper and glued each thing to a piece. We used thumb tacks to stick them on the board. 

Ta-Da!  We have a summer bucket list and as we do the items we will put an X over the item and if we make it through everything we can go back through and redo our favorites!

Here is our list:
1.  Messy Mud fun
2.  Ride the tram and take the ferry
3.  State park trip
4.  Frisbee golf
5.  Water park
6.  Play at the Bay
7.  Water Balloon Fights
8.  Sparklers
9.  See Fireworks
10. Sidewalk chalk shadow tracing
11. Mini Golf
12. Make bird feeders
13. Visit a lighthouse
14. Collect beach rocks
15. Visit a different playground
16. Visit a different playground
17. Visit a different playground
18. Visit a different playground
19. Visit a different playground
20. Have a picnic somewhere new
21. Set up the fish tank
22. Zoo trip
23. Make smores
24. Have a sleepover
25. Lemonade stand
26. Make root beer floats
27. Do farmers market activities
28. Go bird watching
29. Go bike riding
30. Bowling
31. Go to a parade
32. See a movie
33. Scavenger hunt
34. Tie dye t-shirts
35.  Camp out back
36.  Make huge bubbles
37. Go to 1 place we have never been
38. Go to 1 place we have never been
39. Play in the rain
40. Water gun fight
41. Messy paint with our feet
42. Visit a museum
43. Pajama day for movies and games!
44. Turn the lights off like the power went out and play
45. Outdoor movies
46. Outdoor concert
47. Build sandcastles
48. Feed ducks
49. Make dinosaur eggs and go on an egg hunt
50. Pick blueberries
51. Pick blackberries
52. Go fishing
53. Sprinklers
54. Fly a kite
55. Rollerskate


  1. What a great list! If you get to half that you will have one fantastic summer. You've got me thinking........what should be on my list?

    1. It has been really fun doing our list so far and we still have most of the summer left. I think I might end up making a winter list too because it is so neat keeping track of the fun things we do and talking about them later. Thanks for stopping in.

  2. Cute idea for kids - makes me wish my baby girl was old enough for this! Maybe next year. Will pin for future reference :)

    1. Thanks for pinning and for stopping in! It is our first time doing this and so far it is awesome.

  3. Oh I love this idea. I was going to do a vision board, but I like this idea too!

    1. Thanks! I wasn't sure how to display it but it seems to be working pretty good and I can even add blank sheets and add to it as I think of new things. I am headed to your site now! Thanks for stopping in.

  4. Love your bucket list! I have one too but it's all in my head. Thankfully, I've been accomplishing them with my family. However, I think it needs to be seen for more accountability :). Thanks so much for sharing with us @ My Favorite Posts SHOW OFF Weekend Blog Party!

    The Wondering Brain

    1. Thanks for checking it out. I have always had mine in my head too, but then I would forget things, or forget the things we actually did, but having the board is great for keeping track of it and being able to remind the kids about it later that week when my 4 year old says something like "we never do anything fun!" Thanks for stopping in and for hosting the Party


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