With that in mind, we put together a VERY SIMPLE summer bucket list. I know myself. If I don't have some game plan at the beginning of summer, this might be the third year in a row that I forget to take the kids blueberry picking. As I'm sure I've mentioned before, planning is my strong point; my weakness is follow-through. : )
If you get on pinterest and google summer bucket list, you can definitely find quite a variety. I wanted a way to display some of our ideas that didn't cost me anything and I was able to use supplies I had around the house to put it together. I actually started with this pretty picture on Instagram. (Her whole feed is full of gorgeous ideas of things that she does with her kids).
Washi tape + post-its.
The post-its weren't staying up on the wall on their own so I added some extra tape to keep them up.(We have a ceiling fan right over where this is on the wall and when it's on, it creates quite a breeze in the kitchen). I did most of the writing on the notes, but you can see (below) where someone has added an idea or two of her own.
I think she's a little optimistic about how much time it will take to watch all those movies!
Ideally, as we do each activity, I'd like to replace each post-it with a photo from us doing the outing / activity. Then, even more ideally, I might put those in some sort of mini-book at the end of the summer. We'll see how that pans out.
On the list this summer:
- blueberry picking
- exploring Burgess Falls
- watch Anne of Green Gables with the girls
- visit Radnor Lake
- trolley ride
- the zoo!
- How to Train Your Dragon 2 in the theater
- science center
- Warner Park Nature Center
- Children's Discovery Center
- hiking and exploring trails at the local parks around us
- visit the Nashville Public Library downtown and take in one of their puppet shows
- kids make dinner on their own (a.k.a. mama's night off)
- visit Narrows of the Harpeth
- telescope night at Dyer Observatory (probably a big kid activity with Daddy)
- make liquid chalk paint
- finally do this crayon melting art project
- sponge war
- swim (including swimming lessons for B)
- Classical Conversations Practicum
- bake through our Cookie Friday cookbook
- memorize Psalm 1 and 19
- drive in theater
- park and pool days with our CC friends
- summer reading program with the library
- lots and lots of reading aloud together!