Friday, May 25, 2012

2012 Summer Bucket List

I know there are a million 'Summer Bucket' lists floating around the internet. But with the unofficial start of summer coming this weekend... I am coming up with my own list for this year.

In the fall, I am going to start working more and I would really like to take advantage of this last summer home with all 3 of my girls... hopefully creating memories of the best summer ever!

1. Have fun outside after dark. Use sparklers, flashlights, glowsticks, etc...
2. Camp out in the back yard. Complete with a campfire and roasted hot dogs.
3. Visit the library and get some summer reads.
4. Play a game of basketball in our yard.
5. Have a picnic. (We have a special spot over some train trestles where we go quite often.)
6. Fly some kites. (This is a great beach activity if you go early enough in the morning to avoid crowds.)
7. Go on a photo scavenger hunt.
8. Go strawberry picking.
9. Go blueberry picking.
10. Go apple picking.
11. Go on a trash pickup in the neighborhood. (My kids actually love when we do this!)
12. Family game night. (One night where each girl will get to choose the game.)
13. Create friendship bracelets.
14. Bake treats for a neighbor or firehouse or charity.
15. Visit every park in our town.
16. Set up a lemonade stand.
17. Go bowling.
18. Water play (to include water balloons and slip n' slides, etc...)
19. Visit a farm.
20. Make homemade ice cream.
21. Find a parade to watch.
22. Ice cream sundae party for dinner!
23. Play a game of mini golf.
24. Ride the trolly downtown.
25. Visit the farmers' market and get a yummy treat to sit on the lawn and eat.
26. Hike to a waterfall.
27. Watch a fireworks display.
28. Play some pool noodle backyard games.
29. Create a summer reading list for each child and READ!
30. Create some heart rocks to spread about the town and bring random smiles.

31. Drive-In movie! A staple of my own youth.
32. A day of science experiments.
33. Painting... but not just any paint... SPAGHETTI painting!

Do you have any new, fun and creative ideas to share with me????


  1. Love this list. I found the big bucket list floating around the Internet, but haven't made a specific one for this summer yet. You've got some great ideas on here!

  2. This is such a great idea. What a great list!! I have to do something like this.

  3. I love your list! Do you guys ever go to Charmingfare Farm in Candia? It's a great little family farm.

  4. I'm saving this list. I love everything about it. One summer....

  5. I so need to do one of these and actually follow through with the list! I did one for fall, but it sorta fell flat. :(

  6. My goal is to only eat butter that Jacob and I make by hand. It's sort of a fun project to do, I loved doing that when I was little. Plus, you can flavor it with your own herbs that you grow out back!