We’ve been so-so at achieving our goals for Summer Bucket lists in previous years. Partially I had big huge plans, partially I came up with too much, but what’s a bucket list like this for if not to be way more than you can accomplish?
This year as I was scanning Facebook one day I saw a quick glimpse of a photo dividing the summer week up into different themed days. It stuck in my mind, but when I went back later to look at it again I couldn’t find it. Ahhhh the inconsistencies of Facebook. So, I apologize in advance for whoever’s idea I’m adapting, and I wish I could credit you.
I want to come up with ideas for things my kids will enjoy, and will still keep them learning to some extent. I don’t want to overdo goals, so aside from a few for me, I’m not going to come up with specific things. If we don’t achieve it all, the world will not end………
Future Ticia 2023 interrupting my Summer Bucket list post
Hi! So, I can tell you how this went 10 years later.
We didn’t do the themes every day of the summer. Some themes I kept up, we definitely did some geography every week, and we did some of the ideas I listed, but not all of them, and sometimes we did more that I didn’t even think of at the time I wrote this post.
Mainly, I want to encourage you, that it’s okay if you create a fun bucket list and it doesn’t all happen, it’s great whatever you are able to do.
Me Mondays Summer Bucket List
This is the day to achieve my goals:
- Sewing: I want to sew a doll backpack for each of the kids, fabric is all picked out, and one is 3/4 done (Future Ticia 2023 says, this was completed). I also need to sew more dresses for Princess, along the lines of her Rapunzel dress (she has lived in some variation of this dress for the past 3 years), and 10 million shorts for the boys (both of these were completed).
- Organizing, I want the toys in something that pretends to resemble an order. I also need to put away about 50 books. I may or may not be good at putting away things……. (this was done in part, but probably not as much as I wanted)
- Blogging, I want to revise and mess around with a few things on my blog. The tabs at the top aren’t quite what I’m blogging about now (I don’t write about crafts as much), it’s more content area stuff. (I’m guessing some format of this was done)
Towards both of those ends, you’ll probably see a few posts on here from time to time covering blogging and organizing. Because that will give me motivation to get it done. That’s my theory.
Hi, Future Ticia 2023 here, I’m slowly deleting and redirecting blogging posts from my blog because I don’t really think you’re here to read about blogging.
Trip Tuesday Summer Bucket List
The day for field trips, and going places. I plan to send out an invite to my friends in the area saying, here’s our plan for this day, join us if you want to……..
- Waco Zoo (If I’m feeling mean the kids will fill out an animal observation form)
- Zilker Botanical Gardens, and we’ll use the photo scavenger hunt idea.
- Head to the Nature Center, another chance to use the animal observation form, or just get thoroughly wet…….
- Zilker Park (ride the train)
- Austin Children’s Museum (though I like best to go when school is in session, it’s so empty)
- Mayborne Museum
- Creation Museum
- Umlauf Sculpture Garden (might combine with Zilker Park)
I don’t know how many of these we actually made it to, I know all of these have happened at one point or another with the exception of the Creation Museum. I have never managed to make it to that museum here in Texas.
Wet and Wild Wednesday Summer Bucket List
My goal is to do all of these, but no guarantees……
- Sponge Bombs (our lazy man version)
- Ice bowling (from my Summer pinterest board)- the blog no longer exists
- Spy Missions with a hose- this blog post no longer exists, I’m guess it was some variation of spraying things with a hose
- Slash and Score- I have no clue what this was
- Splash pads (these are parks in the area with water elements)
- Dye Wars– Future Ticia 2023, we have done two of variations of this: Paint Jousting and Trench Warfare, and World War 2 bombing run
Travel Thursday Summer Bucket List
I figure I can do a bunch of our geography stuff during the summer, maybe finally finish up our 50 State Study (HA! That did not happen)
Fun Friday Summer Bucket List
My theory is we’ll cover some random themes that interest me or the kids, here’s my ideas, but we may not stick to these:
- Spy (probably pull ideas from my Hero Training board)
- Fairy Tale
- Travel (not sure what yet)
- Seasons (not sure what yet, probably something about weather, because there’s a big interest there now)
- Animals, I’m thinking of challenging the kids to design a zoo.
- Mr Bear Mystery
So, that’s my general idea for our summer bucket list, we’ll see how I do when summer is over. I know some of these will get done……….
I have two groups that really inspired me to get this done, first Kelly over at Little Wonders’ Days, thank you for hosting this year after year.