As the weather heats up and the school year (and preschool year) comes to a close, it’s time for us to get our Summer Bucket List together. Even though it’s tempting to use the free time to get more work done, I change up my hours a bit since I work from home, and I plan different activities throughout the week. We also plan really exciting weekends, and go on at least one road trip or staycation.

Your bucket list doesn’t have to be extravagant. It can be filled with simple everyday activities, such as going to the movies, building a huge fort in the living room, or taking a short hike. Or you can include more exciting things, like taking a weekend camping trip, going to a baseball game or visiting another state.

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You can find printable bucket lists by searching online, and many come already filled out for you. If you prefer to customize your own, just find a blank one. I love this one by Funky Polkadot Giraffe. Print it out blank and write in your list, or open it up in a photo editing program, and add your activities in that way.

Make sure to print your bucket list out as an 8×10. Stick it in a picture frame, and use a dry erase marker to check off the things you’ve done. Bonus: it doubles as a cute Summer decoration for your mantel or bookshelf! Here’s our bucket list, framed and ready to go.

Summer Bucket List

Little ones have a lot of fun helping to pick out the activities and checking them off, as well. It’s exciting to wake up and plan the next fun thing. For me, it helps me make sure I take some time away from my work so that we can play.

What is on your Summer Bucket List?

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