Summer Bucket List for Your Dog

Did you create a bucket list for yourself or your family for the summer? How about your dog? A bucket list does not necessarily mean a grand adventure for just humans. The main point of a bucket list is trying something new. If you need inspiration, check out the following list of ideas for a summer bucket list for your dog.  

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Before going anywhere new, research the guidelines for bringing your pet. Many travel areas understand dogs are valuable family members. Other destinations may not be pet friendly. Researching or calling is the best way to learn the rules for bringing your faithful four-legged companion.

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  1. Hit the Trails: Get outside. Go to your favorite hiking spot or find a new one. Spend the day exploring.
  2. Camp Out: Pet-friendly campgrounds cater to pets by offering dog runs or other play areas. Researching is the best way to find the best campground for you and your dog.
  3. Go to the Dog Park: Dog parks are exciting for your four-legged companion. Dogs love socialization and play. Try to visit your local dog park regularly. Next, go to a dog park. Different play areas are a new adventure for your dog.
  4. Pet-Friendly Hotel: Do you and your dog need a relaxing night away? Go to a pet-friendly hotel for the night or the entire weekend. Many hotels strive to include family pets in their accommodations. Order room service. Enjoy a night of relaxation with your fur baby.
  5. BBQ Time: Grill steak or chicken for you and your pet to enjoy. Or host a dog-friendly BBQ for your friends and their pets.
  6. Spend Time at the Lake: If your dog loves to swim, head to your local pet-friendly lake. Pack a lunch. Spending time at the lake is an activity your entire family will enjoy.
  7. Pet-Friendly Backyard: Redesign a portion of your backyard with your dog in mind. Install a dog activity area with ramps for running, add a small child’s swimming pool, a watering station, shade area, dog run, and more.
  8. Professional Photo: As a pet owner, you probably have hundreds (or thousands) of photos of your pet with your family. Not to mention, the extra selfies of you and your pet together. But do you have a professional photo?
  9. Cuddle Time: Watching your favorite videos, sitting on your couch, and cuddling with your pet is a great way to spend an evening.

Coming up with a summer bucket list for your dog is a great family activity. Enjoy all the different ideas together.

70 Summer Bucket List Ideas

Memorial Day often marks the unofficial start to the summer season. Are you ready for summer adventures and fun? If you are searching for inspiration, check out the following ideas for your summer bucket list.

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  1. Summer photoshoot with family or friends
  2. Create a summer playlist
  3. Go to the aquarium
  4. Go on a picnic
  5. Make homemade lemonade
  6. Go to the zoo
  7. Play mini-golf
  8. Build sandcastles
  9. Go kayaking
  10. Relax on a pool floatie
  11. Visit a nature center
  12. Go for a boat ride
  13. Go hiking
  14. Volunteer
  15. Have a water balloon fight
  16. Go on a road trip
  17. Walk on the beach
  18. Have a bonfire
  19. Eat S’mores
  20. Host a BBQ
  21. Make homemade ice cream
  22. Chase fireflies
  23. Go camping
  24. Go ziplining
  25. Do karaoke
  26. Watch the sunrise or sunset
  27. Attend a music festival or concert
  28. Go Geocaching
  29. Do sidewalk chalk art
  30. Fly kites
  31. Host a movie night
  32. Go to a local fair
  33. Host a game night
  34. Eat breakfast at the beach
  35. Go to the drive-in
  36. Go on a digital detox for 24 hours
  37. Go on a nature walk
  38. Do summer crafts
  39. Make smoothies with fresh fruit
  40. Attend or host a scavenger hunt
  41. Host a tea party
  42. Watch fireworks
  43. Go to the library for summer reading material
  44. Make popsicles
  45. Visit a waterfall
  46. Play Frisbee
  47. Go to a water park or splash pad
  48. Go fishing
  49. Go to an art museum
  50. Visit a national or state park
  51. Paintball fight
  52. Try a new food from a food truck
  53. Visit a new city
  54. Go on a bike ride
  55. Try a new recipe
  56. Build a fort in the backyard
  57. Create a smash journal
  58. Go to a car show
  59. Run through the sprinkler
  60. Make flower crowns
  61. Go tubing
  62. Go to a local carnival
  63. Make tie-dye shirts
  64. Go to a flea market for fresh fruits and vegetables
  65. Make ice cream floats
  66. Make homemade playdough or slime on a rainy day
  67. Dance in the rain
  68. Do random acts of kindness
  69. Create a TikTok or YouTube video
  70. Blow bubbles

Have a great summer!

50 Ideas for Your Spring Bucket List

Today, March 20, 2022, is the first official day of Spring. Are you and your family ready for Springtime adventures? If you are looking for inspiration, check out the following ideas for your Spring bucket list.

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  1. Photograph new blooming flowers.
  2. Make sidewalk chalk art.
  3. Celebrate Easter.
  4. Go on a picnic.
  5. Celebrate Earth Day.
  6. Visit a botanical garden.
  7. Attend Spring festivals.
  8. Host the 1st bonfire of the season.
  9. Go for a bike ride.
  10. Go on a nature walk.
  11. Fly a kite.
  12. Go hiking.
  13. Make Spring YouTube or TikTok videos to share with friends and family.
  14. Discover new walking trails.
  15. Host a BBQ.
  16. Go to the zoo or wildlife sanctuary.
  17. Plant herbs.
  18. Plant a flower or vegetable garden.
  19. Make a fairy garden.
  20. Pick wildflowers.
  21. Be a local tourist.
  22. Host a brunch or an afternoon tea party.
  23. Spring clean and declutter.
  24. Find a rainbow.
  25. Dance in the warm, Spring rain.
  26. Visit a farm.
  27. Catch frogs.
  28. Play miniature golf.
  29. Take outdoor family (or friends) pictures.
  30. Make a birdfeeder.
  31. Search for migratory birds.
  32. Go stargazing.
  33. Play frisbee.
  34. Feed peas to the wild ducks.
  35. Go to a baseball game or other sporting event.
  36. Host or go on a scavenger hunt.
  37. Go Geocaching.
  38. Volunteer at the local shelter or rescue as a dog walker.
  39. Paint flowers on small rocks to hide around town.
  40. Go to a local nature preserve (or park). Bring a sketch book to draw the wildlife or scenery.
  41. Paint silly faces on flowerpots. Painted pots with newly planted flowers are great gifts or decorations for your home.
  42. Go fishing.
  43. Go on a day trip.
  44. Go on a street art tour.
  45. Go Spring camping for the weekend.
  46. Blow bubbles.
  47. Have a movie marathon on a rainy day.
  48. Play outdoor games.
  49. Participate in your community Spring cleanup program.
  50. Go to a different local café or restaurant each week.

Happy Spring!

Self-Care Ideas for February

The winter months are a perfect time to engage in self-care. Take time for yourself. Self-care activities reduce stress and increase happiness. Engaging in a regular self-care routine improves your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. If you need some inspiration, check out the following self-care ideas for February.

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  1. Get outdoors-go for a walk or hike.
  2. Walk around a bookstore or library to find your perfect new read.
  3. Listen to a new podcast.
  4. Paint or draw
  5. Write in a journal
  6. Take a nap or sleep in
  7. Stay offline for an afternoon or the entire day.
  8. Spend an afternoon reading.
  9. Create a new playlist
  10. Go for an afternoon drive
  11. Learn breathing exercises
  12. Pray or meditate
  13. Try a new fruit smoothie
  14. Happy Valentine’s Day
  15. Try a at-home facial
  16. Create a vision board
  17. Buy yourself flowers
  18. Get a new hair style
  19. Organize a room
  20. Try a new craft
  21. Join a fun Facebook group
  22. Say “no” to something that you really do not want to do.
  23. Listen to an audio book.
  24. Visit an art gallery or museum
  25. Write letters or note cards to friends.
  26. Eat by candlelight
  27. Create a bucket list for the rest of the year.
  28. Binge watch your favorite series or watch funny YouTube videos.

Journal Writing Prompts for January

Are you ready to start the new year? Is journal writing one of your New Year’s resolutions? Or are just searching for new material to include in your ongoing writing? In either case, check out the following list of journal writing prompts for January to help you get the New Year going.

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  1. New Year’s Day! Describe how your day went? Highs? Lows?
  2. How did your holiday season go for you and your family? Go into details, add your likes and dislikes.
  3. What are you hoping to do different next holiday season? Why?
  4. Did you make any New Year resolutions? Why or why not?
  5. What do you hope to accomplish in 2022? Write monthly goals and yearly ones.
  6. What steps do you need to take to make 2022 a healthier year for you?
  7. What is your biggest worry going into 2022? Why?
  8. How do you hope to improve your mindset in 2022?
  9. Create a bucket list for 2022.
  10. What do you want your life to look like at the end of this year? Five years? Ten years?
  11. Is there a hobby or activity you want to try in 2022? What is it? What do you need to do to get started?
  12. Free write for 22 minutes.
  13. What 3 things did you achieve today?
  14. What was the worst advice you ever took? What happened?
  15. What was the best advice you ever took? Why?
  16. Write a review about a movie, book, or product.
  17. If you did not need to sleep, what would you do with your extra time?
  18. List your biggest pet peeves.
  19. If you could have any magic power, what would you pick?
  20. Write about your most recent dream? What do you think this dream means?
  21. What is your favorite day of the week? Why?
  22. Would you ever consider getting rid of your television, computer, phone, or other electronic devices? Why or why not?
  23. What are your strongest attributes? Make a list of 5. Yes, you have at least five.
  24. Describe your family. List characteristics and details for each member.
  25. What does happiness or contentment mean to you?
  26. Describe your dream lifestyle.
  27. Right now, who are the people who mean the most to you? Why?
  28. If you had to host a fancy dinner party, what would you do? Would you have a theme? Go into details to describe each aspect of the party.
  29. What is your happiest memory? Why?
  30. Did you keep your New Year’s resolutions?
  31. It’s already the end of the month! Did you accomplish your first month’s goals? Why or why not?

40 Ideas for Your Christmas Bucket List

Are you trying to get into the holiday spirit? If you are searching for inspiration, check out the following Christmas bucket list ideas for you and your family to enjoy.

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  1. Countdown to Christmas with an Advent Calendar (Yes, there’s still time to start one.)
  2. Host a Christmas craft day.
  3. Visit a live nativity
  4. Host a Christmas movie night
  5. Decorate your home, porch, yard
  6. Put up your Christmas tree
  7. Play classic Christmas music
  8. Write letters to Santa (Yes, you can do this as adult.)
  9. Make homemade hot cocoa (Great for movie night.)
  10.  Make and send out Christmas cards
  11. Ride a holiday train
  12. Game night with Christmas music playing
  13. Watch a tree lighting ceremony
  14. Do random acts of kindness
  15. Take photos with Santa
  16. Drive around and look at Christmas lights
  17. Read a Christmas book by your tree
  18. Make cookies for Santa
  19. Go caroling
  20. Bake cookies to deliver to friends, neighbors, and relatives
  21. Make a birthday cake for Jesus
  22. Go on a sleigh riding
  23. Read the story of Christmas (Luke 2: 1-20)
  24. Make homemade ornaments
  25. String popcorn
  26. Make paper chains
  27. Make pinecone bird feeders
  28. Host a potluck style Christmas gathering for family and friends
  29. Attend Christmas Eve service
  30. Make a special Christmas morning breakfast
  31. Buy Christmas socks
  32. Be a secret Santa
  33. Participate in Operation Christmas Child
  34. Watch a holiday play or performance
  35. Go to a Christmas concert
  36. Have slumber part under the Christmas tree
  37. Take a family Christmas portrait
  38. Volunteer
  39. Donate food to a local charity
  40. Host a Christmas tea or brunch

Have a great Christmas season!

45 Ideas for Your Halloween Bucket List

Do you love Halloween? Are you looking for extra ways for you, your family, and friends to celebrate all month long? Check out the following ideas to add to your Halloween bucket list.

  1. Decorate for Halloween
  2. Make and Send Homemade Halloween Cards
  3. Give Out Boo Gifts
  4. Make Your Own Halloween Costume
  5. Visit a Pumpkin Patch
  6. Carve Pumpkins
  7. Roast Pumpkin Seeds
  8. Host-or-Attend a Halloween Party
  9. Try Bobbing for Apples
  10. Go on a Haunted Hayride
  11. Hand Out Candy on Halloween Night
  12. Participate in Trunk-or-Treat
  13. Participate or Watch a Zombie Walk
  14. Purchase a Halloween Mug
  15. Make Halloween Slime
  16. Visit a Haunted House
  17. Walk Through a Halloween Themed Corn Maze
  18. Create a Halloween Tree
  19. Listen to Halloween Themed Music
  20. Watch the Entire Series of the Adams Family or the Munsters (Or both)
  21. Host a Bonfire Night with Scary Ghost Stories
  22. Create a Halloween Themed Gingerbread House
  23. Watch Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
  24. Take an Evening Walk with Flashlights
  25. Do a Halloween Themed Photoshoot
  26. Write Your Own Halloween Story
  27. Go look at Halloween Decorations in Your Community
  28. Host a Halloween Scavenger Hunt
  29. Create a Halloween Themed Wreath (Your local dollar store has numerous supplies for less)
  30.  Host a Halloween Crafting Session
  31. Make Soul Cakes
  32. Make Halloween Playdough
  33. Watch Hocus Pocus
  34. Read Halloween Books
  35. Paint Mini Pumpkins
  36. Plan a Costume Themed Dinner Party
  37. Host a Witches Tea
  38. Make a Halloween Themed Breakfast
  39. Plan a Fun Halloween Movie Night
  40. Dance to Thriller
  41. Watch Classic Monster Movies
  42. Go on a Pumpkin Walk
  43. Attend a Pumpkin Weigh Off Competition
  44. Attend a Murder Mystery Dinner
  45. Make a Halloween Inspired Meal

Happy Halloween!

Staycation Ideas for Labor Day Weekend

It’s here the long 3-day holiday weekend. Millions of people will travel this weekend, the unofficial end of summer. Did you decide to stay home for the long Labor Day weekend? Don’t worry; there are still plenty of things to do close to home. Many of these staycation ideas are free or have minimal costs.

Low Cost or No Cost Activities for Labor Day Weekend

  1. Go Hiking: Get outdoors and enjoy nature. Find a new trail to hike. Hiking is a great activity for the entire family.
  2. Beach Day: Pack a lunch and spend an entire day at the beach.
  3. Go to a Local Winery: Many wineries allow taste testing. Gather your friends, enjoy the sights, and sample different wines.
  4. Host a BBQ
  5. Classic Game Night: Dust off your favorite Monopoly or other board game for a fun night of friendly competition. Don’t forget the snacks.
  6. Picnic in the Park: Pack your favorite goodies and head to a local park.
  7. Host a Bonfire Night: Don’t forget the S’mores.
  8.  Host a Themed Movie Night: Order pizza, make popcorn, and play your favorite movies.
  9. Do Crafts: It’s never too early to start holiday crafts.
  10. Read a Book: How long has that book been setting on the shelf? Labor Day weekend is a great time to snuggle under a cozy blanket and read.
  11. Go to a Local Sporting Event: Football and other events are a fun activiy for everyone. Don’t forget to tailgate.
  12. Attend a Local Community Event: Parades, concerts, and other events are generally part of the Labor Day weekend.
  13. Volunteer: MDA and other organizations use the 3-day to collect funds. Volunteer to help locally.
  14. Make a Themed Meal: Create a meal based on your favorite movie. Or use the vegetables from your recent trip to the Farmer’s Market.
  15. Go on a Day Trip: Travel close to home. Visit sites in the next town over. Or go on a long car ride.
  16. Go for Bike Ride: Enjoy the sunshine. Before cold weather sets in, get out and ride your bike.
  17. Visit a Local Restaurant or Business: Is there a new cafe, restaurant, or other local business in town? Go check out the establishment. Who knows you may find a new favorite spot.
  18. Be a Hometown Tourist: Visist all the local sites.
  19. Get Organized: Spend time organizing your living space.
  20. Just Relax: There’s no harm in doing absolutely nothing over the Labor Day weekend. Take long naps or sleep in.

Have fun! Enjoy time with family and friends.

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50 Activities for Your Fall Bucket List

The first official day of Autumn is almost here. Are you ready for new Autumn adventures? Gather your family or friends together and enjoy the season. Do you need ideas to add to your Autumn bucket list? Check out the following for inspiration.

50 Fall Activities to Add to Your Bucket List

  1. Decorate
  2. Go Hiking
  3. Go on a Hayride
  4. Go Apple Picking
  5. Fall Themed Puzzle
  6. Build a Scarecrow
  7. Go to a Corn Maze
  8. Drink a Pumpkin Spice Latte
  9. Go on a nature Scavenger Hunt
  10. Host a Chili Cook Off
  11. Go Geocaching
  12. Go on a Nature Walk
  13. Host a Bonfire Night
  14. Eat S’mores
  15. Eat a Cider Donut
  16. Drink Apple Cider
  17. Visit a Cider Mill
  18. Go to a Fall Sporting Event
  19. Tailgate
  20. Take Fall Family Photos
  21. Host a Fall Photo Shoot with Friends
  22. Play Football
  23. Jump in a Pile of Leaves
  24. Make Cookies with an Autumn Leaf Cookie Cutter
  25. Purchase a Special Fall Themed Mug
  26. Make Pumpkin or Spice Cupcakes
  27. Make a Homemade Apple Pie
  28. Plan an Autumn Picnic
  29. Plant Bulbs for Spring Flowers (Tulips are beautiful in the Spring)
  30. Make Homemade Applesauce
  31. Light an Autumn Candle
  32. Make Fall-themed Crafts to Giveaway
  33. Go to the Farmer’s Market
  34. Make Caramel Apples
  35. Drink a Spicy Tea
  36. Make Pumpkin Bread
  37. Go to Oktoberfest
  38. Read or Write by Candlelight
  39. Movie Night in your Pajamas
  40. Host a Fall Crafting Session with Friends
  41. Roast Chestnuts
  42. Take a Long Drive to View the Fall Foliage
  43. Make a Fall Wreath
  44. Collect Colorful Leaves
  45. Try a New Soup Recipe (Perfect for a chilly day).
  46. Replace Batteries in Smoke Detector
  47. Make a Corn Husk Doll
  48. Bake Apple Chips
  49. Make Granola or Trail Mix (Great for hiking)
  50. Grab Your Favorite Book and Read Outside

Enjoy the Autumn Season!

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Summer Bucket List: 100 Activities

Many people view Memorial Day as the unofficial kick off to summer. Are you ready to get outdoors and enjoy the warmer weather? Time to make a summertime bucket list! Whether you are looking for activities for yourself, your family, or friends, a bucket list is a great way to begin your planning process.

If you are looking for inspiration, check out the following 100 ideas for a summer to remember.

  1. Swim in a lake.
  2. Go on a picnic.
  3. Commit to a 1000 Hours Outside
  4. Build sandcastles.
  5. Visit a local, state, or national park.
  6. Go hiking.
  7. Fly a kite.
  8. Watch the sunrise.
  9. Go kayaking.
  10. Go horseback riding.
  11. Eat a banana split.
  12. Sleep under the stars.
  13. Make homemade ice cream.
  14. Tie-dye tee shirts.
  15. Play in the sprinklers.
  16. Have a bonfire.
  17. Eat S’Mores.
  18. Watch fireworks.
  19. When the moon is full, go for a walk.
  20. Host a BBQ.
  21. Go bike riding.
  22. Go on a nature walk.
  23. Plant a flower or vegetable garden.
  24. Go on day trips around your state.
  25. Do weekly summer selfies or host a summer-themed photo shoot.
  26. Make a summer scrapbook of your adventures.
  27. Create a time capsule.
  28. Create a summer playlist.
  29. Have a water balloon fight.
  30. Dance outside on a warm summer night.
  31. Buy take-out and go eat in the park.
  32. Volunteer.
  33. Host an outdoor game night.
  34. Go ziplining.
  35. Go to a drive-in.
  36. Create outdoor chalk murals.
  37. Go on a boat ride.
  38. Dance in the warm rain.
  39. Go Geocaching.
  40. Go camping.
  41. Go tubing down a river.
  42. Go for a long car ride.
  43. Blow bubbles.
  44. Go canoeing.
  45. Be a hometown tourist.
  46. Build an outdoor fort.
  47. Keep a summer journal.
  48. Go to a water park.
  49. Relax in a hammock.
  50. Go to an amusement park.
  51. Visit a farmer’s market.
  52. Go to an outdoor concert.
  53. Spend an afternoon, reading a book while sitting under a tree.
  54. Play mini-golf.
  55. Go to a baseball game.
  56. Visit an aquarium.
  57. Play beach volleyball.
  58. Make root beer floats.
  59. Relax on a pool floaty.
  60. Make homemade popsicles.
  61. Slip-n-slide.
  62. Go midnight bowling.
  63. Try something new from a food truck.
  64. Photograph a waterfall.
  65. Host yard Olympics.
  66. Go out of state.
  67. Go on a late-night swim (safely).
  68. Go water skiing.
  69. Binge-watch Harry Potter movies on a rainy day.
  70. Host a sleepover.
  71. Play tennis.
  72. Attend or volunteer at a Vacation Bible School.
  73. Join a youth group, Bible study, or simply do morning devotions.
  74. Try a new workout routine.
  75. Eat Cotton Candy.
  76. Go rollerblading.
  77. Ride a skateboard.
  78. Visit a botanical garden.
  79. Rent a paddleboat.
  80. Go fishing.
  81. Go to a zoo or wildlife preserve.
  82. Ride a roller coaster.
  83. Go on a train ride.
  84. Paintball.
  85. Try playing Paint Twister.
  86. Play laser tag or flashlight tag.
  87. Do Yoga outdoors.
  88. Feed frozen peas to the wild ducks.
  89. Go to a new restaurant and order the special of the day.
  90. Pick berries.
  91. Play cornhole or Bocce Ball.
  92. Visit a splash pad.
  93. Host a Christmas in July party.
  94. Go on a nature scavenger hunt. Use your camera to document your finds.
  95. Unplug from social media for a day or entire weekend.
  96. Go rock hunting or search for sea glass.
  97. Do random acts of kindness.
  98. Attend a summer library program.
  99. Pick wildflowers (where permitted) and make bouquets to give away.
  100. Host an end-of-the-summer party.

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