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Our Summer Bucket List
Summer is fun; it is especially fun as a kid. No school, no homework, no worries in the world except to have fun! Add in a summer bucket list, and the kids will always have something to look forward to during the summer, no time to be bored.
Does your family create a summer bucket list? My family has never made a summer bucket list before, but this year we are definitely making one, and sticking to it. We should have incorporated this into our summers long ago, but it’s never too late! We usually know that there are a few things we would like to do throughout the summer and we attempt to do them when we can. This summer we want to complete an actual bucket list. We will make two bucket lists, one for the kids during the weekdays, and one for family time/couple time during the weekends.
Creating a summer bucket list
The way we created our bucket lists was by gathering together, brainstorming, and throwing in our ideas of what we would like to do this summer. The kids and I created their bucket list together throughout the day, and we created our family/couple time bucket list after dinner. Creating the lists together is a great opportunity to sit down and converse with one another, and learn about what everyone’s ideal summer is. The kids and I reminisced about my childhood and chatted about what reminds us of summertime. Making bucket lists will become a new family tradition for us. We usually talk about things we’d like to do, but we never sit down, make a list and prepare to check things off of the list; this will be fun!
Making this summer bucket list brought back memories of what I enjoyed during summer, as a kid. This is the perfect opportunity to introduce the technology free summers we experienced as kids 😉
Summer bucket list
Here is the bucket list that the kids and I came up with, I hope you will get a few ideas for your summer bucket list!
- Go to a public swimming pool
- Go to a water park
- Splash Boxing Ring with Inflatable Gloves
- Put the water hose on the trampoline
- Have a water balloon fight
- Outdoor art with chalk
- Play in a sprinkler
- Make smores
- Camp in the backyard
- Stare at the stars from the trampoline
- Stare at the clouds from the trampoline and find shapes
- Have a bonfire at the beach
- Eat watermelon
- Make homemade popsicles
- Face and body paint
The bucket list that my husband and I created together was shorter but more specific.
- Camp in an Oregon Coast Yurt
- Explore new hikes around Oregon – My husband wants to try this one, but I think I’m going to pass. Lol
- Visit Opal Creek and slide down the natural water slide!! I found pictures on this blog, it looks so fun.
- Go to Farmers Markets in different cities
- Go to reggae concerts
- Have a picnic at a park
- Go to Portland day events, such as the Hot Sauce Expo
If you haven’t created a summer bucket list yet, try it out! This is a fun list to refer to on those boring summer days, or to make sure that there is always plans for the weekend! Grab a summer bucket list printable and start planning away! Have your children do the writing, if possible 🙂
Check out our family hiking trip + tips!