Summer Bucket List
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Summer Bucket List – Get Outside

Every summer I try to plan things for my family to do and every year the summer gets away from us. Last summer a certain video game got the best of us. It won’t this summer.

The boys are growing up so fast. I want to plan as much family time together as possible. So this year I made a Summer Bucket List of things we can do together and a few I can do without them to keep sane.

Summer Bucket List

  • Plant a Salsa Garden
  • Make Homemade Salsa
  • Find a New Favorite Beach
  • Read Outside
  • Go Kayaking in a Clear Kayak
  • Explore a Cave
  • Visit a Historic Landmark
  • Go on a Ghost Tour
  • Learn to Make Giant Bubbles
  • Fly a Kite
  • Watch Fireworks
  • Drive a Go-Kart
  • Make Sangria
  • Camp in the Mountains
  • Camp at a Beach
  • Make S’mores
  • Go Geode Hunting
  • Catch Lightning Bugs
  • Watch a Movie Under the Stars
  • Go to a Waterpark
  • Make Homemade Ice Cream
  • Explore an Abandoned Fort
  • Visit Family
  • Go on a Road Trip
  • Ride a Bike
  • Go on a Hike in the Woods
  • Walk Barefoot in the Grass
  • Enjoy a Lazy Day at the Beach
  • Skip Rocks Over a River
  • Take a Walk with My Mom
  • Get Lost on a Country Road
  • Eat Pie at a Roadside Diner
  • Eat Corn on the Cob
  • Watch a Dirt Track Race
  • Eat Cotton Candy
  • Make Fresh Lemonade
  • Gossip With My Sisters
  • Stay Up Late
  • Have a Backyard Campout
  • Grill
  • Have a Water Balloon Fight
  • Play Pickleball
  • Go to a Drive-In Movie Theater
  • Explore My Hometown
  • Paint a Room
  • Plant Flowers
  • Build a Birdhouse
  • Watch a Live Band
  • Go on a City Tour
  • Go on a Boat Ride

Checked Off

We have started a few a these a bit early. My salsa garden being one of these.

Salsa Garden

A good thing about living in Florida is being able to plant a garden in February. The plants are starting to mature, so if the rabbits would be so kind as to leave my plants alone I should have some tomatoes and peppers soon. Although I had to plant my cilantro from seed because my husband picked up a parsley plant by accident. It’s doing quite well.

Another item checked off the list early is flying a kite. My youngest son used his Amazon gift card to buy this kite and couldn’t wait to try it out.

Fly a Kite

I was pretty impressed with this kite. It isn’t like the cheap plastic ones I had as a kid, and the tail on it is amazingly long. You can find it here. Buy extra string though because he used all the string that came with it when he flew it.


Summer will be here before you know it. I hope to check off as many items as I can this summer and add them to this post as I do.

Make your own Summer Bucket List and enjoy new adventures with your family. And Get Outside!

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