Summer Bucket List

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Summer Bucket List
Summer is one of my favorite times of the year! I love it when the weather warms up and I can stay outside well after dark. One of my most favorite things to do is to swing on the front porch. It reminds me of my childhood and all the family memories on the front porch. I remember breaking beans on the porch and listening to my aunts and grandma talk during their “canning parties”. They would always help each other harvest the produce from the garden and can or freeze whatever vegetable it was. I love to spend time outside and I hope our 4-Hers get an opportunity to explore and enjoy being outside too. Summer is the perfect time to unplug and reduce our screen time and get outside! While Summer 2020 might not look like previous summers there is still fun to be had! There will be plenty of opportunities that youth can participate in, such as the Randolph County 4-H S.M.A.R.T. summer program and NC 4-H Virtual Summer Fun program. Another opportunity that the whole family can take part in is building a Summer Bucket List. Get the whole family together and brainstorm ideas that everyone will enjoy. While some places that would be on past summer bucket lists might be closed, there are plenty of things to add to your list that can be done at home or out in public while still practicing safe social distancing. Your summer bucket list doesn’t have to include expensive ideas or be anything fancy or elaborate, it can be simple activities from things that you already have at home that take a few minutes. Let everyone in your family come up with ideas to add and make it a summer to remember!
Here is a list of 50 different ideas for your family to consider adding to your own Summer Bucket List!
  1. Have a backyard picnic
  2. Watch the sunset
  3. Fly kites at the park
  4. Camp out in the backyard for a night
  5. Stargaze
  6. Have a bon fire and make s’mores
  7. Run through the sprinkler
  8. Enjoy a popsicle
  9. Grow a plant or vegetable garden
  10. Make your own lemonade
  11. Paint pet rocks
  12. Ride your bike to a new location
  13. Watch the fireworks on the Fourth of July
  14. Have a water balloon fight
  15. Try a new ice cream flavor
  16. Cover the driveway in a sidewalk chalk creation
  17. Jump in a puddle
  18. Catch fireflies
  19. Make tie-dye shirts or sweatshirts
  20. Wash the car with the hose
  21. Blow bubbles
  22. Eat watermelon
  23. Go on a nature scavenger hunt
  24. Do a puzzle on a rainy day
  25. Have a pajama day
  26. Have a dance party
  27. Read a book outside
  28. Learn a magic trick
  29. Play cards with your siblings
  30. Build a pillow fort
  31. Write a letter to mail to a friend
  32. Water the plants in your yard
  33. Make a bird feeder
  34. Create an obstacle course outside
  35. Make slime
  36. Find a toy to donate
  37. Have a family movie night
  38. Go bug hunting
  39. Have breakfast for dinner
  40. Play frisbee
  41. Make a pizza
  42. Watch the clouds
  43. Make and fly paper airplanes
  44. Make homemade popsicles
  45. Finger paint
  46. Watch a new movie
  47. Take a nap outside
  48. Pick a bouquet of flowers
  49. Go bird watching
  50. Run barefoot in the grass
*This list was shared on the Learning Resources Blog