Remember my Summer Bucket List I made on Memorial Day? Well, here is the list again, with the things we accomplished crossed out. How was your summer?
Make a countdown to summer banner.
Write messages in note cards stick them in balloons and send them off
Play with Zentangles
Make no-sew T-Shirt bags.
Send 13 oz. or less mail
Go to the water park
Give each child a disposable camera and a blank book and tell them to document their life for a week..or two
Have a sleepover on the trampoline
Make watermelon sorbets in lime shells
Go to the Farmer's market
Make/Go on a Scavenger hunt
Make a kaleidoscope
Play games in the backyard
Make an art journal
Play volleyball at the beach
Make bottlecap necklaces
Have a pizza party with a Make-Your-Own Pizza bar and a
Make-Your-Own Fruit Pizza bar for dessert
Go to a museum (Air Mobility Command Museum,
Calvert Marine Museum, Goddard Visitor's Center NASA)
Play with balloons
Crack marbles in the oven, and perhaps make jewelry out of them
Make hemp cord bracelets
Make Scandinavian Shaved Wood Ornaments for Christmas in July
Make beaded spiders
Make handmade soap with shells, etc. in them
Make beach sand candles
Make shell prints
Play games at the beach
Make macrame candle holders and hang them. Light them at night.
Have a cake decorating party
Fly in a plane with Young Eagles
Preserve a spider web
Make an origami boat
Make bread clay
Go to China town or Little Italy?
Have a bonfire
Send a message in a bottle
Light a dandelion on fire
Take photos from a photo booth
Make indestructible bubbles
Make a kite
Fly a kite
Teach Sam and Katie how to drive
Go Puddle jumping
Find a four leaf clover
Sleep under the stars
Buy an underwater camera and take photos
Take easels down to the beach and paint
Make freezer paper stencils
Make a leaf bowl
Make walking sticks.
Make tin box scene magnets for the fridge from a mint's tin
Have a cookies and milk bar with pink milk, banana milk, chocolate milk, vanilla milk....
Glo-stick hide and seek
Go on nature walks
Make a beachy picture frame
Make a gift for friends
Make balloon and sand juggling balls
Create a backyard sign of places we've traveled to.
Camp in a yurt
Make floating candles
Make a backyard chalkboard
Take a moonlit walk in PJ's
Start a collection and keep it all summer
Doodle on rocks
Do pendulum painting
Paint with condensed milk
Have a garden party...eat dinner outside
Make a pond in a barrel
Make a sand pile and a rock pile in the backyard
Spray Garden stones with glow in the dark paint so that they will glow at night
Let paper lanterns go
Take a summer park tour of all the parks in the area and have popcorn in the park one day and do science experiments at the park another day. Leave coins on the playground for children to find after we are gone.
Make a bean teepee or a sunflower house
Play with sidewalk chalk
Make a firepit
Make an outdoors pulley
Make a bamboo wind chime
Make a waterwall
Paint with marbles
Go to a pet shop just for fun
Make a tin can howler
Make a fort in the woods or backyard
Go to a Western Themed park
Have a tea time taste test
Play games with rocks...how many can we come up with?
Make a hovercraft
Make floating boat luminaries to float at night
Make wire sculptures
Get a dog
Make Alcohol Ink Drink Coasters
Make an embroidered painting
Eat Popsicles IN the swimming pool.
Become acquainted with three local birds.
Go on an “Early Bird” adventure. Get up at the crack of dawn, stay dressed in PJs for a sunrise picnic breakfast and walk on the beach.
Go on one-on-one adventures with each child. Have them pick the destination.
Make shrinky-dink rings
Do textured coloring
Make plaster dipped flowers
Make lavender wands
Make beach houses with shell roofs
How many different natural places can we go this summer?
Stream, ocean, fields, mountains, woods, pond....
For more Summer Fun ideas, check out my Summer Bucket List board on Pinterest.