Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Summer Bucket List 2013

     With May right around the corner and school almost out it can only be one thing......It's almost time to start our Summer Bucket List!  Last summer I came across this fun idea of a Summer Bucket List from this great blog Little Wonders' Days.  Liam and I had a lot of fun coming up with ideas for our own Summer Bucket List last year, so I wanted to do it again this summer.   If you haven't done this before here's how it works.....

** I pretty much got the basic outline from Kelly's blog and adapted the master list to what our family wanted to do for the summer, special events around our area, and fun local places to visit **

  • First, make a master list of all the things your family will enjoy doing this summer.
  • Then break it down into how much time each activity will take and color code them by that.
  • Write each activity on the corresponding colored coded paper.
  • Take a simple sand bucket and decorate it with sticker letters, then place the papers inside.
  • Each day or evening, depending on your already scheduled activities, someone pulls out one piece of paper. (So, if you have  busy day, then you would pick out a color coded paper for an activity for an hour or less, if you have a full day open, then you would pick out a color coded paper for an all day activity).
I've broke down our activities into 4 time categories with corresponding colors:
  • All Day Activities
  • Half Day Activities
  • 2 Hour Activities
  • 1 Hour or Less Activities

 Here's what I came up with for our 2013 Summer Bucket List (I'm starting it June 17th, since we will be in Texas the last part of May into early June).

All Day Activities:
  • Go to the El Paso Zoo
  • Go on the Wyler Ariel Tramway
  • Go to Bob-O's Family Fun Center
  • Visit White Sands National Monument 
  • Visit Jungle Jacks
  • Go to Wet 'n Wild
  • Go to Western Playland Amusement Park
  • Go to Carlsbad Caverns

Half Day Activities:
  • Go to the Farmer's Market
  • Visit the Train Museum
  • Visit the Art Museum
  • Have a play date
  • Go to the Aquatic Center
  • Go to Alameda Zoo
  • Pony Rides at New Mexico Farm & Ranch Museum
  • Go see the Electric Light Parade
  • Go to the Museum of Space History
  • Visit the Sunland Park Race Track
  • Go to FunTrackers
  • Piñata 

2 Hour Activities:
  • Go to Story Time
  • Visit a Bookstore
  • Go to Chuck E. Cheese
  • Go to the Bounce House
  • Visit the Nature & Science Museum
  • Have a picnic 
  • Feed the ducks
  • Play at the playground
  • Go Bowling
  • Make a volcano
  • Go to Peter Piper Pizza
  • Visit the flea market
  • Visit the Space Museum 
  • See a BMX Race
  • Go to the park

1 Hour or Less Activities:
  • Make Gak
  • Go for a cupcake
  • Water balloon toss
  • Go on a Shape Hunt
  • Ride bikes
  • Blow bubbles
  • Make ice cream
  • Draw with sidewalk chalk
  • Make a craft
  • Fly kites
  • Water gun fight
  • Go for donuts
  • Go to the library
  • Go for a hike
  • Play board games
  • Make balloon rockets
  • Make a fort
  • Paint a self portrait 
     We have so many fun things planned this summer, can't wait to get started!!  If you have never done a Summer Bucket List, I suggest you do!  It's a great way to spend some fun family time together over the summer.  

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