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Creating a Summer Bucket List

By Randi Morse

The summer is only so long. Many years ago my husband and I realized that we were constantly forgetting about the many different summer activities we wanted to do with our children. So we came up with the summer bucket list. This is a list of things that we want to ensure we do with our kids before the summer is over. If you're looking to capitalize on the few months of summer we have, here are a few great ideas that you can add to your summer bucket list.

Make a campfire - We're fortunate enough to have our own land with no zoning, but if you're in an apartment or can't make a fire for other reasons, look to places that you can. Many beaches allow fires as long as you get permission from the town, and regulated campsites allow usually allow fires. 

Make s'mores - S'mores are a must-have at our house and we make them at least a few times each summer. If you've never had this gooey deliciousness before, s'mores consists of a roasted marshmallow that you place between two graham crackers, with a piece of chocolate also tucked away in the middle. 

Have a water fight - This one is a must for our family. Every year we pull out the water guns, buckets, and even water balloons and schedule a huge water fight. Just make sure you have plenty of towels and changes of clothes for everyone!

A night under the stars - If you live near a drive-in, or there's an outdoor performance of some kind, schedule it in! Or, if you're like us, find the most secluded spot you can, bring some snacks and a blanket and sit under the stars, just enjoying nature. 

An amusement park visit - When our kids were little this was always a must-do. We always scheduled time to visit an amusement park during the summer months.

Water fun - Make sure you don't forget to enjoy the water during the summer. Go kayaking, go fishing, or just head to the beach and spend the day relaxing with your family.

Having a summer bucket list allows you to make sure that you remember everything you want to do with your family over the summer. We like to put each item on an individual note card and tape it to a closet so that it's always visible and reminds us what we want to do, crossing off each task as we do it.

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