Sunday, May 8, 2011

Summer Bucket List

Kelly at Little Wonders' Days is hosting a Summer Bucket List Linky Party and rounding up everyone's Summer Bucket Lists! I'm so excited to be able to share what we're doing and to see what everyone else is up to! Plus...I'm ALL about lists and never pass up a chance to make one! :) Last year I had our Bucket List in my head and, while we did some of the things, it was too easy to get lazy and there was lots left undone.

Not this year! I've compiled a lot of stuff to keep us busy and (fingers crossed) out of trouble!

I've diced up my master list into three categories. The first category are the things that we will be doing on a regular (if not daily) summer reading at the Library. Next I have the category "Spontaneous Bucket Fun". These are the things that I'll write down on slips of paper and then have the kids pick from an actual bucket. My goal is to have everything needed to do these things rounded up and ready so we can do whatever the kids pick from the bucket. My final category are things that take a little more planning, need to be done on a weekend, or things Dad wants to be a part of.

Now...on to the list!

On-Going Summer Fun:
Participate in the Library Summer Reading program
Visit the Zoo (Zoo Crew Thursdays)
Children's Museum trips
Garage Sale-ing Fridays with Gram & Gramps
Go to the Pool
Muffin Tin Mondays 

Spontaneous Bucket Fun:
Walk to Dairy Queen for a treat
Visit a new playground
Water Balloon & Squirt Gun Battles
Make Popsicles
Tie Dye Shirts
Catch fireflies
Do themed scavenger hunts (Color, Letter, Shape)
Paint Rocks
Make Lemonade from Lemons
Eat lunch in the shade of our tree
Go to a spray park
Make homemade bread and butter 
Make Root Beer floats
Visit the fish at Cabelas
 Make 4th of July Decorations

A Little More Planning:
Visit Fun Plex
Visit the Lincoln Children's Museum
Visit the Lincoln's Children's Zoo
Go Bowling
Play Putt Putt
Go to a Baseball Game
Go to an Imax movie
Go to a Farmer's Market
Walk over the River Bridge downtown
Go see Cars 2
Pick Strawberries
Visit Mahoney State Park
Plant some Veggies

Linking Up the Summer Fun Here:



Jennifer said...

I need to get to work on a list like this for us. Fingers crossed for a super fun summer =)

Hilary said...

I'm visiting from the link party. My boys would love to make rock candy! I will have to add that to my list. Have a great summer!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh - paint rocks is a good one! I'm always looking for cheap at-home stuff :-)

Little Wonders' Days said...

I love your list! My kids would love a trip to DQ. Thanks for linking up and have a fabulous summer!

Amy said...

Thank you, ladies! I love reading everyone else's ideas, too! We're geared up and ready to go!!!

La Dolce Vita said...

Fun list! How do you make fizzy sidewalk chalk?

Added myself as a follower. :)

Nicole@Thrifty Decorating said...

Thanks for the link! :) Your list sounds like a lot of fun!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Great list! I love the idea of eating in the shade of a tree. I am now filling you on Pinrest.