Make a Summer Bucket List with your kids + 25 ideas for what to do!!

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It’s the last day of school for most kids in Northwest Arkansas. Tomorrow will be the first official day of Summer Break! Woo-hoo!

Over the weekend, you might want to consider making a “Summer Bucket List”.

You just need a bucket (or container of your choice!) and some large, wooden clothes pins. Just jot down the activities you want to do over the summer on the clothes pins (with colored pens or Sharpies) and then clip them around the bucket.

After you do the activity on the pin, you just toss that one into the bucket. It helps make your summer more intentional, even if you have 15 clothes pins that read, “Sit out front in the sun with a book”.

Be sure to add a few clothes pins for yourself, mama. Or just make your own bucket :)

Here are 25 ideas for activities you can write on your clothes pins (some local, some universal):

  1. Go see a movie at Malco during its Kid’s Summer Film Fest
  2. Ride a roller coaster
  3. Swim at the the new(ish) Rogers Aquatic Center
  4. Have a water balloon fight
  5. Go to First Thursday on the Fayetteville Square
  6. flip flopsGo to First Friday on the Bentonville Square
  7. Create an ice-cream sundae bar and invite over the neighbors
  8. Go fishing
  9. Camp out in the backyard
  10. Camp out indoors
  11. Go to a Gulley Park concert series concert
  12. Set up a lemonade stand
  13. Try zip-lining
  14. Toast marshmallows outside (and make s’mores!)
  15. Make liquid sidewalk chalk and create a masterpiece on the driveway
  16. Make chalk dress-up dolls while you’re out there
  17. Visit your local Farmer’s Market
  18. Sign up for the summer reading program at your library
  19. Visit the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
  20. Play mini golf
  21. Eat snow cones
  22. Make your own ice cream in a bag (YouTubevideo)
  23. Go to Vacation Bible School
  24. Visit the Tulsa Children’s Museum
  25. Make “fairies” in a jar (or just catch fireflies!)

If you need more ideas, CLICK HERE to see our Summer Fun Printable! Stick it on the fridge for inspiration this summer.

Bonus idea for the summer: Have your kids take a picture every day of summer vacation and put them all together in an awesome video at the end of the break. Or make a Summer Memories 2014 book with Snapfish or Shutterfly.

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