Last summer we posted this great way to keep up with summer fun. It was our summer bucket list, and it was a huge hit with our family. We even took it a step further and documented our entire summer in a picture book we ordered from one of our favorite photobook websites.
Start now asking your kiddos what they want to do for fun this summer. Roll out a big sheet of Butcher Paper and start making a big to-do list on your paper. We even put little boxes out beside each activity so we could check them off. Kids LOVE this!
Take a picture of your kids with the “before” list, this makes a great first page in your photo book. As you complete the activities, snap pics and keep them in a folder on your computer. When summer comes to an end, take a picture of your kids with their “completed/after” list and use it as your finishing page.
Some variations of this activity could be:
Write all of your To-Do’s on slips of paper and put them in a jar, each day/week/however often, have your child pull an activity from the jar to tell you what fun you’ll be having that day. Once the activity is complete, you can have a second jar marked “Done” working your way through the “To-Do” jar until all of your activities are complete.
Hang up some string and write all of your activities on clothes pins. Put your clothes pins on the string and as you complete your activities, take pictures of your kids and hang the pictures with the corresponding clothes pin.
We found the cute canvas (pictured right) at Hobby Lobby, added some cute ribbon and used our to-do clothes pins on the left and moved them to the right once they were completed.
Combine the 2 above having your child pull a clothes pin from the jar, complete the activity then hang on your line.
The possibilities are endless! Here are a few things on our Summer List, so far. What’s on yours?
Dye our hair pink
Build a Fort
Chalk on the Driveway
Go to the Aquarium
Go to Steel City Pops
See a Movie
Play in the Sprinkler
Go on a Hike
Make Paper Airplanes
See Taylor Swift
Some simple, some not, but get creative and most importantly, have fun!
What’s on your Summer Bucket List?