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A Summer Bucket List for the Family

A Summer Bucket List for the Family

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Lakata Family Summer Bucket List

When we start thinking about summer, we want to make a list of fun things to do as a family to make memories. This year we also wanted to focus on a lot of free and cheap activities. Not all of these bucket list items are free or even cheap. Some are going to be a BIG outings or activities, since we aren’t taking a family vacation. Some of these items we will most likely not be able to do (unless we win the lottery!) But this is the list of things that the Lakata’s have developed to help guide our summer. We hope you find inspiration and can do some of these activities too!

The Bucket List

  • Blow bubbles
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Fly a kite
  • Go on a picnic
  • Roll down the hills
  • Make ice cream
  • Have a lemonade stand
  • Have a yard sale (this can help fund some of our other activities!)
  • Ride bikes
  • Walk through the neighborhood
  • Go to the library
  • Go to the movies
  • Play in the sprinkler
  • Go swimming
  • Play on the slip and slide
  • Play hide and seek
  • Tend garden (and eat it too!)
  • Try new recipes
  • Play games
  • Play musical chairs
  • Go berry picking
  • Have a sleep over party with cousins
  • Make funny faces
  • Dance party
  • How many playgrounds can we visit? (keep a tally of these and try to beat it next summer!)
  • Walk to the farmer’s market
  • Learn to read (that’s for the kids-Travis and I can read!)
  • Visit friends in Texas (most likely won’t happen unless we win the lottery, but we can dream!)
  • Go to the science center
  • Make slime
  • Go to a restaurant (can you tell we have been meal planning and cooking at home?)
  • Family ice cream treat
  • Do science experiments at home
  • Take a trip to Hershey Park
  • Go to a vineyard (that’s for mom and dad!)
  • Go to the beach
  • Date night (for mom and dad)
  • Go to Michael’s for craft time
  • Go to Home Depot for kid craft time
  • Have a rhyming word party (Marshall’s favorite thing to do it rhyme!)
  • Make an obstacle course
  • Play statue
  • Take family pictures and hang some in the house
  • Exhibit at the Walters Art Museum (2018)
    Have a neighborhood happy hour
  • Visit state parks
  • Have a cook out
  • Ride the train
  • Go to the zoo
  • Visit the Walters Art Museum (or another art museum in your area)
  • Go to the aquarium
  • Build a tent
  • Stargaze
  • Go for a hike
  • Catch fireflies
  • Free concerts
  • Free fairs/festivals

What Does Your Summer Bucket List Look Like?

Did you find any inspiration here? What’s on your summer bucket list? Share your summer activities and plans with us in the comments below! Don’t forget to share your thoughts with your friends over on Facebook and Twitter. Plus, use “#wineyparent” so we can search for your comments and like them too.

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