{summer bucket list}


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Today, I’m putting together our “summer bucket list.”  You know, a list of goals and activities for you and your family to work on or do over the summer.  I saw this idea on Pinterest and thought it would be fun to make one for me and my family, so I pinned some ideas here.  Since summer officially begins June 21st and unofficially Memorial Day weekend, I figured I’d get a head start on making our list so we can start checking items off the list and having fun right away!  Here are some ideas for our summer bucket list.  Some of the items are for the entire family, some are geared for our toddler, and some are for the adults.  What’s on your summer bucket list?  Have you ever created a bucket list or one specific to a season?  Try it and see how many items you can check off this summer!

  • Roast marshmallows
  • 4th of July parade
  • Make popsicles
  • Go to the library
  • Go berry picking
  • Go to the beach
  • Have a picnic
  • Play mini golf
  • Watch fireworks
  • Run a 5K (check!)
  • Check out a new museum
  • Go out for ice cream
  • Go to the farmer’s market
  • Fly a kite
  • Go to a baseball game
  • Run through sprinklers
  • Take swimming lessons
  • Learn Spanish
  • Take a road trip or mini road trip
  • Pick flowers
  • Barbecue (check!)
  • Ride a carousel
  • Make play dough
  • Go to the water park
  • Overnight trip for Mommy & Daddy
  • Watch a sunset
  • Visit national or state park
  • Bake cookies
  • Finger paint
  • Play in a fountain
  • Blow bubbles
  • Volunteer
  • Eat dinner outside
  • Go for a hike
  • Make a fort
  • Eat snow cones
  • Go bowling
  • Go on a bike ride
  • Plant something
  • Have a pajama day
  • Make root beer floats
  • Visit a nature center
  • Have a game night
  • Go to an outdoor concert
  • Go to a new playground (check!)
  • Visit grandparents
  • Make hand print art
  • Play tennis
  • Play card games
  • Make your own pizza night
  • Go out to lunch (check!)
  • Have a bonfire
  • Bake a pie
  • Go out to breakfast
  • Eat at a new restaurant
  • Go to a carnival / fair /  festival
  • Wash the cars
  • Read a novel
  • Take a vacation
  • Play a board game
  • Lay in the grass and watch the clouds
  • Take our dog to a dog beach
  • Make fresh, homemade lemonade
  • Have a no media day – no tv, cell phones, computers or tablets (music is ok)
  • Play at the park
  • Read a story outside
  • Bake a cake
  • Go to a lake
  • Paint rocks
  • Eat corn on the cob (check!)
  • Make crowns
  • Go to an outdoor movie
  • Make your own sundae bar
  • Make jam
  • Complete one year of photo albums / scrapbooks
  • Go to or host a happy hour
  • Go to story time
  • Take a yoga class
  • Take our dog for a hike
  • Stay at a bed & breakfast
  • Drink iced coffee
  • Buy ice cream from an ice cream truck
  • Eat cotton candy
  • Walk around downtown
  • Go kayaking
  • Go out for frozen yogurt
  • Take a cooking class
  • Go to a winery
  • Run a 10K (assuming I survive the upcoming 5K on Memorial Day)
  • Eat watermelon
  • Go to a gymnastics class

3 thoughts on “{summer bucket list}

  1. I’ve done a few of these already!! I like your list…very thorough! I’d add catch fireflies (if NY has them), have a glass of wine on the patio, go to the zoo, walk around Central Park, kick the soccer ball around, roll in the grass, get grass stains, sidewalk art, grow veggies, take lots of photographs, frame family photos, put together baby books, and walk hand in hand with John at the ocean!

  2. I love this idea! That is quite a list. I have a list, but I think the first thing in order is to move to San Diego which is overwhelming enough! I will let you know if I think of any other fun things to add:)

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