As summer starts to get underway, so do the cries of boredom. Summertime activities don’t have to be complicated or expensive. Sometimes it just takes a little bit of creative thinking, and you can turn your backyard into a beach, drive-in movie theater, or ice cream shop.
One of my favorite things to do is to create a bucket list of summertime activities. Each year the list is different and may include old favorites or things I’ve never tried before.
If coming up with creative ideas, have you stumped? Check out the summer bucket list full of great summertime activities that I created for you! You can easily print this list (via the resource library tab) or save the image to your phone and start checking things off.
Why a bucket list?
Did you know that a bucket list is just a fancier term for a checklist? Checklists are great tools for children because it gives them a sense of purpose, helps them feel as though they have some control over the choices that they are making, and provides a plan of action, thus reducing the feeling of chaos around the unknown (otherwise known as summer boredom). You can even create. Your own summer bucket list includes rainy day activities, outdoor play, or activities that your children can do independently.
Summertime activities shouldn’t be stressful!
Summer can be hard because there is a lot of time to structure. Chunk out your day into two or three sections (surrounding meals) and plan an activity or two for each part of the day. Having trouble coming up with ideas? Ask your kids what things they’ve been looking forward to doing, then make a list, or print the one I created, and start having some fun!