summer BUCKET list… bucket

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 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.

Well the time has come.  IT’S SUMMER!

To make our summer bucket list bucket I used an old yogurt container, construction paper, clothes pins and markers.

Our Summer Bucket List Includes

  1. Art week (or weeks).  Read books on art and artists.  Create art inspired by artists.
  2. Play the games we have and find new games to love!
  3. Visit the library weekly.
  4. Read Poppy Returns by Avi
  5. Read The Chronicles of Narnia:  The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis
  6. 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.
  7. Bubbles!
  8. Build a massive fort.
  9. Join the Double Page Spread challenge.  (Better late than never!)
  10. Get a map of our city and use it to plan a day.
  11. Make a water wall.
  12. Create a sewing camp to teach Little M some basics.
  13. Create a Lego camp for Big M.  (Including make Lego Maze.)
  14. Publish my eBook.  (That one is all mine. :) )
  15. Make a shadow puppet theater.
  16. Balloons, balloons and more balloons.
  17. Visit 3 museums.
  18. Have a family date night.
  19. Read.
  20. Hug, kiss and cuddle A LOT!  Next year begins full days and both kids in school.  I want to soak up every minute.

What’s on your summer bucket list?




    • says

      That’s how I feel too. It was a lot of fun creating the list and I bet actually doing all of those great things will be even better!

  1. says

    What a splendid idea! And I love your web site…my first time here. My children are grown; well I have my just-graduated-daughter at home, but my son is out of town for a college internship. So it’s a little late for me to have a real mommy and kids kind of list. But I decided to do one any ways! If my husband and daughter want to participate, fine. If not, it will just be my personal summer bucket list. I’m like you. Things change a little around here during the summer, even if I no longer have children to take to the pool or buy popsicles for. So thanks for the great idea, and have a super summer accomplishing your bucket list.

    Oh, and what’s on my list? Read three fiction books, redesign my office space, do a mom-and-daughter Bible study together, eat breakfast outside, shop at the local farmer’s market, and more!
    Kay recently posted..Living in the Light

  2. says

    I also thought it would be fun to have a “kid in charge day” too! Now I just need to decide if they have to share the throne for the day or if each child gets his own day to rule the kingdom…. as long as I get to be the kid and take a nap…I might let them each have a turn :)

    Have a great summer!!!
    MamaBear recently posted..So far So good


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