Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Summer Bucket List: 2014

Although I was not quite sure it would ever come. It seems spring is here and summer is on its way!

Are you ready for our fourth annual summer bucket list?!? I am sure ready for summer to start!!!

Any Time or Day
Read: Ambleside free reading lists and independent lists
Take time to smell flowers
Stop to watch every sunset
Read outside
Work on a volunteering Project
Learn a new hymn
Spend evenings on the deck
Weather Forecast with Pine Cones 
Form Art
Fairy Garden

Scheduled Events
Last Day of School Celebration: Ice Cream Sundae Bar
Church camp

Day Trip or Out and About Stops
Children’s garden
Summer concert
Explore a creek or stream 
Climb…rocks, trees, hills
Go to pond and feed the ducks
Go spelunking
Go to waterfall
Go out for ice cream cones
Visit the observatory
Pick blueberries, strawberries, peaches, and/or apples
Go to an outdoor concert
Go to arboretum
Geocaching or Letterboxing
Local Museums
Go to the walking/biking trail-bridge
Take a strange road trip
Play Pooh Sticks
Make and Take Cardboard Boats or Popsicle Sticks

from Tin Can Robot

Rainy Day
Indoor Scavenger Hunt with Toys
Dry Ice Bubbles
Fresh Fruit Pops
Do a Family Puzzle
Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade
Pressed Flower Vase
Summer Nature Table
Craft Paper Town
Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
Homemade Finger Paints
Game Day
Old Book Art
Watercolor Sprays for Nature Prints
Play in the Rain

Night Time Fun
Catch fireflies
Star gaze
Listen to crickets
Flashlight tag
Hold a flashlight to the window and watch for moths

What-to-do Jar
Land Art
Ker-Plunk Game
Sidewalk Chalk Art
Water guns
Ring Toss
Water Balloons
Learn Jump Rope Rhymes
Make a Stick Raft
Collect Rocks/Shells
Outdoor Town
Hide and Seek
Bean Bag Games
Play in Sprinkler
Blow Dandelions
Make a Water Blob
Gaze at the Clouds
Fly Kite
Pool Noodle Toss
Corn Hole
Gather Wildflowers
Nature Scavenger Hunt
Hillbilly Golf
Outdoor Tenting

from Joyful Moments: Water Balloons

Big Projects
Work on Adding to the Play Area

Here are our lists from 2011, 2012, and 2013 for more inspiration.

Wishing you homeschool blessings,

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Phyllis said...

I have been working on my Summer List, too. I like the way you have divided yours. I just have one long list. LOL

Bethany said...

My brain only works that way! :)

Kelly at Little Wonders' Days said...

Love your list as always. I like how you divide your list too. I need to keep your rainy day ideas in mind…we get a lot of those days over the summer. Thank you for sharing your list!

Bethany said...

Sometimes we use the rainy day ones for the really, really hot days too. That way we have some options when it is just unbearable.

Keri said...

Love these ideas! I am co hosting a party this week on summer activities and would love for you to link up!

Bethany said...

We'd love to link up.:)

Unknown said...

oh my goodness, what a great bucket list!!! excited to have discovered your blog through the summer activities link-up!!

Becky Goerend said...

Thanks for linking up! I love the idea of the tin can robot and the cardboard canoe! Definitely doing those this summer!

Elizabeth said...

I'm so excited that you stopped by the link-up today! My toddler is going to love making a tin can robot~

Bethany said...

We'll start working on our list in a week and a half. I can't wait to get started!

Britt Fisk said...

You have such an amazing list of activities for every kind of day! Thanks for putting this together - we'll definitely be using a lot of these ideas this summer :)

Bethany said...

I'm so glad it has given you some ideas too!

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