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Home School Life Journal ........... Ceramics by Katie Bergenholtz
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Saint Francis DeSales

Labor Day: What I Did on My Summer Vacation; Summer Bucket List Revisited

We did a pretty good job of knocking off the things on our summer bucket list this year. I don't know whether I will sneak in the things we didn't do throughout the rest of the year or whether I will save them for next year's bucket list...

2. Sonic for half-price shakes. We love their new Peanut Butter Cookie Shake.
3. Play games together as a whole family.
4. Make Wine Cork Boats and race them.
5. See wild ponies at Assateague Island
6. Go to a Renaissance Fair

7. Fly in a plane with Young Eagles.
8.Go to a War of 1812 celebration.
9.Make S'mores...the old fashioned kind, not any of the new fancy ones.

10. Tie-Dye T-Shirts
11. Go on a nature trail.
12. Go canoeing.
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14. Make soda slushies.
15. Ride in an Amish buggy.
17. Go to Smithsonian Museum of American History
18Have a picnic on the beach. (We had a picnic in the woods instead.)

22. Take a Ferry.

25. Go to a Boundless Playground.
26.Make a Tin Can Howler.
28Have Origami Boat Races.
29Take a park tour, and have popcorn in the park one day and do science experiments at the park another day.
30. Have a Movie Night.

31Go to a Western-themed Festival.
32. Play Rock Games.

33. Go to a zoo.
34. Make and fly a kite.
Have fun as a family with a tasting party
36. Play with water-balloons on the trampoline.
40Letterboxing or Geo-caching.

43. Play with screenprinting.
44.Take an evening walk in our pajamas.

45. Visit Air Mobility Command Museum in Dover, Del.
46. Visit the Shipwreck Museum at Fenwick Island.

Pebble Plaque
53. Have fun at the beach...make faces in the sand, make sandcastles, complete nature studies, play games at the beach, make handprint candles in the sand.
54. Make a watermelon cake.

56. Make floating boat luminaries to float at night.

57. Make Popsicle cupcakes.
59. Bake marbles and make jewelry out of them.
61. Make Watermelon Popsicles.

exotic fruit tasting
66. Have an Exotic Fruit Tasting.

macrame hanging candle holder
71Herr's Potato Chip Factory Tour.

73. Go swimming with friends.
Cake decorating party for kids. Love those little cakes.

74. Have a cake decorating party.

 75.Park-Sports days with friends.

76. Go to a Pirate Festival.

How did you do with doing the things on your summer bucket list?


  1. You had quite the busy and successful summer!

  2. Looks like you've had a great summer! We've done fewer than half of the items on our bucket list...but as my son points out, we've technically got a few weeks of summer left!

  3. You accomplished so much! Most of our kids have flown with the Young Eagles. Jerry hasn't had the chance to yet, though. I hope you get the chance to make the Popsicle cupcakes because they are adorable!

  4. Summer's not officially over yet! There's still Tim for soda pop purposes - surely :)

  5. You had a long list, and I am amazed how much you got done. Yay for a busy and fun summer!

  6. This is an impressive list! Where did you get the ideas for all these creative and interesting activities?


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