When most people think about bucket lists, ideas of long exotic vacations usually come to mind. A bucket list can consist of anything. With the official kick-off of the summer season, why not create a bucket list to enjoy the warm months?
Now, school is out, the summer boredom’s probably are already setting in. Creating a summer bucket list can help discover new local sites and other fun activities. Allowing you to keep from hearing those words, “I am bored”. In addition to chasing away the summer boredoms, you and loved ones will be given a chance to learn and explore.
Consider adding a variety of items to the list. Allow your children to help participate in creating the summer bucket list ideas may surprise you.
Being a strong advocate of unplugging from electronic devices, being outdoors is a great way to spend a day or afternoon.
- Go to the Park: Local and state parks can be an exciting getaway.
- Go to the Splash Park: Many communities open splash parks. Playing in the water with peers is a great way to spend the afternoon.
- Go Swimming or Take Swim Lessons: Being at the pool or at the beach is a perfect way to spend the day.
- Go Hiking: Unplug for the day. Leave your electronic devices behind, well, except for a cell phone for emergencies.
- Picnic: Go on a picnic. You do not need to pack a fancy picnic basket. Just go, peanut butter and jelly make a quick lunch. Enjoy the outdoors.
- Stargazing: Spread out a blanket in the backyard at night to watch the stars. Popcorn and making up stories make a wonderful night out.
- Attend Local Fairs and Festivals: Summertime is the perfect opportunity to attend local fairs and festivals. Many hold a theme, providing you with a chance to learn about different foods, culture or other interesting events.
- Music in the Park: Local art councils generally host music in the park series. Attending the weekly concerts provide you and your family a chance to learn about new music genres.
- Watch the Sunset: The beauty of a sunset or sunrise is a perfect memory.
- Volunteer: Summertime generally brings numerous volunteer hours. Help clean up the environment. Volunteer your time at a local animal shelter, many need dog walkers. Volunteer your time at a nursing home. Even a couple hours a week allows you to try something new. For teens, volunteering looks good on college applications. You also get a chance to meet others outside of your normal group.
For Rainy Days
- Museums: Look up local art, science and history museums. When was the last time you visited your hometown museum? Many museums have special kid days to try to get youth interested in specific genres.
- Attend Workshops: Learning a new skill at any age is a benefit.
- Host a Movie Marathon: Order pizza and spend an afternoon watching the Harry Potter series or other movie franchises.
- Art Day: Spend a day creating art. Painting, sculpt, or drawing enhances the imagination.
- Go to the Library: Local libraries usually host summer reading programs. Allowing your children to participate with others in the community.
A summer bucket list is only limited by your imagination. Life is short. Try something new. Spend the summer having fun.