If your kids are anything like my kids they are more than excited for school to be out and summer to begin!
Even if you have babies and toddlers who haven’t been in school all year- there is still something magical about the warm summer months that just feels different!
This post was sponsored by Budget Saver Twin Pops as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
I am all about structure and routine, and maybe you are , too- but I still want the summer to be carefree, fun and relaxing. Because I am planner I love to know what we have going on- which is why creating a Summer Bucket List with my kids is my favorite thing to do at the start of the summer.
It’s a creative way to find out what your family wants to accomplish in those three short months while creating a plan to make it happen.
There are several ways you can go about making your Bucket List. For our family we have found simplicity is best and keep it quick and easy by making a list on a poster board of what fun things we’d like to do.
What You Need:
1 poster board (The Dollar Tree is a great place to buy one!)
Colorful markers (make it bright and pretty!)
Painters tape, magnets or fishing line to hang it up depending on how you want to
Next, find a time when you get your family together to brainstorm ideas. I think it’s important to get all the siblings on board so that everyone has the opportunity to share suggestions.
There might be a difference in ages so it could tricky to find thing everyone will enjoy- but remember- the Bucket List can be versatile!
For families with toddler or babies–
Gather ideas from your spouse, friends and online neighborhood calendar to see what ideas you can come up with. Think of things that you want to do that your little ones can tag along for as well.
For families with younger kiddos-
Your list might be activities you want to plan to do each day. I know having one outing or fun thing each day really makes a difference for me with my 5 and 7 year old.
For families with teenagers-
Your list might be something you can have ready for your older kids to look through as ideas to accomplish on their own. When your kids tell you they are bored- send them to the Bucket List to choose something to do!
Bucket List Ideas For all Ages:
Have an out door camp out
Get a Slurpee
Go to the splash pad
Find new parks
Go to the Zoo
Go to the Aquarium
Have a tea party
Go out to lunch
Have breakfast in bed
Play soccer as a family
Learn to sew
Go to a movie
Story time at the Library
Wash the car
Play in the sprinklers
Go on a hike
Visit a Pet Store
Make a fort
Have tin foil dinner
Have a dance party
Play dates with friends
Write a letter to a grandparent
Learn to tye dye
Play tag, Mother May I, Red Rover etc. as a family
Have a weanie roast
Call a friend on the phone
Do art projects
The first activity on our list was an American classic that truly shouts “summer time!” to our family.
And that is to eat Popsicles. As a mom I turn to and stock up on Budget Saver Twin Pops to make every situation a sweet MOMent.
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Cindy Maudsley lives in Utah with her husband and five children. Aside from writing, her passions include her family, faith, and spreading infertility awareness. She also loves a good book or podcast, true crime documentaries , Netflix binge, diet Coke and Target run