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Now’s the time to make your summer bucket list! Over some pancakes or smoothies, you and the kids can brainstorm experiences you don’t want to miss this summer. If you live in an area that has opened up, checking things off your bucket list will feel especially good.
Write the bucket list on your white board or print out our Summer Bucket List BINGO card to post on the fridge.
Here are some ideas for your bucket list:
- Honest to goodness picnic on a blanket outdoors
- Road trip out of town or out of state
- Swim in a pool
- Swim in a lake or river
- Swim in the ocean
- Go to an art museum
- Regrow food from scraps - on your deck, patio, or in your backyard.
- Go to the movies
- Make homemade ice cream
- Volunteer to walk dogs at the animal shelter
- Take cookies and tea bags to your favorite librarian
- Play cards or a board game
- Watch a chef on TV and record your own “home chef show”
- Go out to listen to live music
- Tie dye something
- Roller skate
- Participate in karaoke or an open mic
- Organize a bike parade for July Fourth or another summer celebration
- Visit a farmers market (or a farm!)
- Take a voyage in a boat, kayak or canoe
- Enjoy an All Day Video Game Day!
- Sleep in a tent
With a bucket list or bingo card, you can keep adventures and service ideas in front of your family for those “I’m bored” days—or just to make sure the summer doesn’t get away from you.
What’s on your bucket list this summer?
Here’s to making some memories!