How to Create a Summer Bucket List for Your Family

My Nephew 004

Whether you homeschool or not, I think a summer bucket list is a great idea for summer fun and learning. [Note: a summer bucket list is a list of activities your family wants to do before the summer ends.]

Without an intentional focus on choosing some summer activities, it’s too easy to feel a bit aimless and lost during summer vacation. I’m all for unstructured time to dream and create … you can even add ideas and time for that in your bucket list (for example, “Lie in the grass and look at the clouds”)!

It’s great if you have a bucket list of activities your whole family can enjoy. If you wish, you could also have a special bucket list for your toddler or preschooler.

Remember, a summer bucket list is supposed to be fun … maybe you “win” if you don’t actually accomplish everything! You can choose a format for your bucket list or activity list that gives you the amount of control over the activity for the day that you wish. For little control but more suspense, draw the activity from slips of paper with an activity written on each one. Use a format like an activity calendar or grab bag if you’d like more control.

Tin Bucket Baby 2

Some Great Ideas for Creating a Summer Bucket List or Activity List

Summer Bucket List from Little Wonders’ Days (using an actual bucket – includes suggested activities) and Summer Bucket Ideas (more suggested activities from around the blogosphere)

Summer Bucket List (also using a bucket) from Montessori 3-6 Homeschool

Summer Bucket List Activity from Thrifty NW Mom

Summer Bucket List Banner from Fakin’ It

Summer Activity Jars and Grab Bags (with printable ideas) from The Crafting Chicks

The Family Fun Sack from Oopsey Daisy

Doorway into Summer from The Artful Parent

Jar of Fun from the Daily Digi

Get Organized for Summer Learning (learning space and learning options) from Imagination Soup

Summer Boredom Jar from I’m Bored, Let’s Make Something

“Mom, I’m Bored” Jar from Somewhat Simple

Activity Calendars (an option for an activity a day instead of a standard bucket list) from Quirky Momma

A Child and Her Bucket

Bucket Lists from Around the Blogosphere

Summer Bucket List Party and Summer Bucket List Posts from Little Wonders’ Days

Summer Bucket List for a Toddler and Five Simple Tips for Summer Time Learning from Teach Preschool

Summer Bucket List Activity from Thrifty NW Mom (has a blank Summer Bucket Activity Sheet)

Beach Baby

Thanks to the Flickr Creative Commons photographers for the adorable photos of babies in buckets! Photo Credits:

My Nephew 004 by Dabe Murphy

Tin Bucket Baby 2 by Charlotte Morrall

A Child and Her Bucket by Chandra Marsono

Beach Baby by Turkinator

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