Last summer, in order to make sure our family made the most of every day of our time off (and to save our sanity on those summer days that fell somewhere short of halycon) we came up with a "bucket list" of fun activities to try and complete. Many of these ideas are simple, free, and the sort of things we would have done anyway, but being able to consult the list when we needed an idea was helpful, and crossing each item off was rewarding. It was neat to see at the end how many items on our list we had actually managed to accomplish, and to have a reminder of all of the fun we had.
Our preschool summer bucket list was such a hit last year that we decided to make another one this year. Here is our list of the top 50 activities we hope to have fun with this summer. While I will be spending the majority of time with toddlers and preschoolers, most of these activities could easily be enjoyed by older kids as well. Tomorrow, I will print off the the list and set A and C to work decorating it:
I'll be popping by throughout the summer to share some of these activities as we complete them, If you have a summer bucket list, or you do any of the activities on our list, I would love to hear about them as well. Feel free to leave a comment below, or share with us on facebook, twitter. Happy Summer!
-by Ann-Marie Burton, mom of 3, founder and president of momstown.ca; Follow Ann-Marie and the momstown team on Twitter @momstownCA, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram.