PWF: Summer Bucket List

by Birth Without Fear on June 15, 2011

To celebrate Conscious Parenting Fear being republished on Facebook (I temporarily took it down on May 5th), I’ve added a Parenting Without Fear section to the blog. I thought I’d kick it off with a fun post.

I recently saw a friend of mine sharing a picture from one of the activities on her “Summer Bucket List”. One by one her and her children are having fun and crossing things off their list of things to do this summer. I think it’s a BRILLIANT idea! So, I’ve decided to create a Summer Bucket List for my family. It’s a great way to have things to look forward to and get into a groove this Summer!

Summer Bucket List:

  • Visit JFK Memorial Site
  • Face Painting
  • Henna for myself and my oldest daughter (age 7)
  • Playdates with new friends
  • Make lunches fun by cutting food into shapes and making things like faces out of the food
  • Dance more
  • Go to a pool party
  • Buy a big ream of paper and roll it out as far as we can and just create…make a world with crayons, paper and imagination
  • Learn about something new each week with the kids (an animal, hisotry, etc)
  • MakeĀ  and enjoy smores
  • Make Rice Krispy treats. My kids have never made them and we used to all the time when I was a child
  • Paint our nails (the girls) fun, crazy colors
  • Give our son a mohawk (if he wants one)
  • Take a spontaneous trip somewhere

My friend is writing them out, cutting each one into little strips and putting them in a bucket and they pick one a day out of it! This is gonna be a kick ass summer! I’d love to add more to the list. Suggestions?!

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Becky Bortolussi June 15, 2011 at 10:33 am

catch lightning bugs! :)

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Jessica June 15, 2011 at 10:43 am

Love it!! I’d add to take one day for nothing but fun and ignore all the chores.:) Let them dictate the whole day and let it ride till bedtime!

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Chelsea June 15, 2011 at 2:30 pm

That sounds like a great idea!! I am going to do the same for my family. I am not sure where you are, but maybe taking the kiddo’s to the park or a spray park? Picnic’s? Just some thoughts to add to your summer fun list!!!
Have a great summer

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Allison June 15, 2011 at 6:27 pm

We’re doing something like this, too. To start it off, I remembered things I used to love to play as a child. It actually took a while to remember, but when I did, this list flowed: badminton, ping pong, playing tennis against the garage door, playing HORSE, playing catch, kickball, four square, double dutch jump rope, tetherball, pogo stick, roller blading. . . the memories just keep coming! My kids are 6 & 8 now, so we can do this stuff together! I love it!

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Melanie July 19, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Climb a tree. Make a daisy/clover chain. Visit a local farm.

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