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How to Make a Summer Bucket List

Now that the hot weather is here, a summer bucket list is just the thing as you will be looking for fun outdoor things for the kids in your life to do!

Being an influence in the lives of young children by giving them grace-filled days with you present in the moment will last for an eternity!

But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 9:14

Your children are only with you for a few short years (ask me how I know) and will be on their own before you know it.

You want each moment to count and what better way than planning ways to constructively spend your time.

Whether they are your children or your grandchildren,  you can influence them with the grace of God.

Make a Summer Bucket List

Over the years, I would take one of those magazines that had local attractions advertised in them and search through it for ideas for summer activities.

I would make a bucket list of places to go and fun things to do with the kids.

Then I would see how many of them we could do over the summer.

It always took my kids ONLY ONE week until they were bored with the routine of not having a routine.

That is why I came up with a summer bucket list.

It was either getting back to the books or occupying them with interesting and fun things to do as often as possible.

Of course, we couldn’t go galavanting around every day. My summer bucket list made sure that the warm weather didn’t slip by without creating wonderful memories.

Making A Summer Bucket List

Whether you homeschool your kids or they go to school, the routine changes with the arrival of summer.

Who doesn’t want to get outside?!

  • Make a bucket list of inexpensive places to go
    • Walks along a river!
    • Visit a petting zoo or farm!
    • Picnic at a park!
    • Go picking strawberries (or some other u-pick farm)!
    • Visit a local farmer’s market and buy your kids a special cookie!
  • Make a summer bucket list of things you can do with your kids by searching on Pinterest!
    • Make a ‘Travel Kit’ for those long trips!
    • Make a backyard racing track!
    • Search on Pinterest for craft and writing activities!
    • Dress-Up for each day of the week!
    • Search on Pinterest for summer Crafts for kids to make!
  • Make a reading summer bucket list of books for your kids!
    • Make a habit of reading aloud to your kids almost every day!
    • Culture a habit of your kids quietly reading on their bed for 1/2 hour each day! You need grace to get through the hot days of summer and creating space for kids to slow down and unwind is never a bad thing!

I love the idea of a summer bucket list because ideas can be chosen and then the item can be checked off when it is done.

No guilt for not doing it on a specific day or neglecting to it altogether.

It is better to do some fun things each week than let the summer slip by and do none at all!

It is summer and you may not get to everything on the list.

That is why I would rather mark it off the list than place what my child will do on a schedule that will probably not work for those lazy summer days!

The summer is a relaxed routine without boundaries.

It is a time to relax.

So, relax sweet mom (or grandma) and don’t worry about what has-to-be-done as much as finding room for making a grace-paced summer bucket list.

Did this help you? What are you planning on doing this summer with your children?