I have to admit, the idea of a bucket list kind of creeps me out. I don’t know why exactly. Maybe because I prefer to think of things in terms of things I’d love to do. (Strong period there.) Adding in the … before I die, feels a little morbid.
However, the idea of a summer bucket list gets me all excited. Weird. The first time I saw a diy summer bucket list bucket I jumped out of my seat. What could I use as a bucket? I started jotting down ideas and waiting for the perfect time to make it a family affair.
To make our summer bucket list bucket I used an old yogurt container, construction paper, clothes pins, colored craft tape and markers. (These are affiliate links. Thanks for supporting A Mom with a Lesson Plan.)
20 Summer Bucket List Ideas
- Art week (or weeks). Read books on art and artists. Create art inspired by artists. Red Ted Art has a great series called Kids Get Arty, it’s all about exploring artists.
- Play the games we have and find new games to add to the collection! I have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to family games.
- Explore new libraries. We have a great county library system, last year we visited several new libraries. It was so much fun.
- Reread Poppy (Tales from Dimwood Forest) by Avi. The kids were really little when we read it the first time. I think they would love it again. (Affiliate link)
- Read as many Brixton Brothers books as we can manage. (Affiliate link)
- Have a kids in charge day. Let them plan the entire day from start to finish. They cook, plan outings and have our full attention all day.
- Build a massive fort.
- Join the Double Page Spread challenge. (Better late than never!)
- Get a map of our city and use it to plan a day.
- Make a water wall.
- Create a sewing camp to teach M and M the basics.
- Create a Lego camp for Big M. (Including make Lego Maze.)
- Visit the Zoo at night.
- Make a shadow puppet theater.
- Balloons, balloons and more balloons.
- Visit 3 museums.
- Have a family date night.
- Set up a weaving station.
- Hug, kiss and cuddle A LOT! I want to soak up every minute.
What’s on your summer bucket list?
This post originally appeared on May 1, 2012.