2013 Summer Bucket List

You know I’m a huge fan of lists. Mostly due to the fact that I’m dependent on them. They help keep things fresh on my mind and quite honestly, I remember next to nothing without them. So, lists are very good in my opinion.

Before Ace started Kindergarten at Harvard, we had a list of 100 things we wanted to do that summer. Now, four years later Lucky is preparing for Kindergarten. Even as I type those words, I don’t believe it. It still has not gotten any easier sending them off to school. Instead of Kindergarten Blues, I’ve had First, Second and Third Grade Blues. It stinks not having my little army of men at home with me all day and I am dreading having two of them away instead of one.

But, I am determined to make this summer as fun as possible for Lucky, the same way I did for Ace. So, we started by making a list of things he wanted to do. The list started like this:


We’ve already done a few things on the list and it’s grown significantly since we first started it.

And apparently, I’m not the only one with a list dependency because now these lists have a title:  Bucket Lists.  Every time you turn around, someone is making a bucket list for a different season or holiday.

I found this great printable Summer Bucket List on Pinterest.  There are a ton of them out there, but I wanted a blank one that we could fill in with things that sounded fun or special to us specifically.  So, we used this one from Three Monkeys Studio.

Printable Summer Bucket List

You can download it here.  Also, there are other fun summer ideas on my Summer Fun board that you can check out.  I’ll be highlighting the activities orange as we complete them.

Some of the other things we added to our list are:

  •  Make Bubble Snakes
  • Go swimming
  • Picnic at Park
  • Play Legos a lot
  • Read a Book a Day
  • Bake macarons
  • Go to the Zoo
  • Pack a lunch and Visit a Museum
  • Root Beer Float Date
  • Have a Water Balloon Fight
  • Go Fishing
  • Opposite Day
  • Go Roller Skating
  • Bake Cookies for Fire Station
  • Go to a Festival
  • Trace Our Shadows
  • Make Ice Cube Sidewalk Chalk
  • Visit a Monastery (out of state)
  • Go for a Walk in our PJ’s
  • Play in the Rain
  • Catch Crawfish in the Creek
  • Have Breakfast for Dinner
  • Catch Lightning Bugs
  • Play Kick the Can
  • Earn Prizes from Summer Reading Program
  • Go Camping
  • Finger Paint
  • Hike a Trail
  • Make a Nature Rubbing
  • Attempt to Break a World Record
  • Bake a Pie
  • Eat a Giant Cupcake
  • Have a Bonfire and Make S’mores
  • Put Sprinkles on Everything for a Day
  • Play Flashlight Tag
  • Go to the Drive-In
  • Tie-Dye T-shirts
  • Make Slime
  • Go Canoeing

and it’s still growing!  I’ll continue updating this list as we add things to ours!  Any suggestions?

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