10 Summer Family Bucket List Items

10 Summer Family Bucket List Items
Summer is here and we are here to help you conquer the summer boredom! Check out these 10 awesome summer bucket list items that are great for kids of any age!
  1. Create sidewalk chalk art or paint rocks. Get your family's creative juices flowing with an art project such as decorating your sidewalk with chalk art or painting rocks. Check out this link for some tips and ideas for painting rocks with kids!
  2. Plan ahead for a fun family night out in the backyard! Check out some books about constellations, set up a s'more station, print out these cute constellation cards, and let the kids create their very own constellations using mini marshmallows and toothpicks. It's sure to be a fun night for the whole family. For more tips for stargazing with kids check out this link!

3. Play in the sprinklers! Nothing says summer quite like running through the sprinklers. The best part is, it's zero set up and the kiddos will have a blast. Don't forget the sunscreen!

4. Fly a kite. Stop at your local dollar store and let your kids pick out their favorite kite before going to a new park to test it out. Or, get the whole family involved with making your own DIY fabric kite.

5. Try homemade fruit popsicles: Try this healthy alternative to traditional popsicles and let your kids help make them! 

6.  Celebrate national ice cream month: July is National Ice cream month! See how many new ice cream shops you and your family can try during July and celebrate by going back to your favorite one on the last day of the month.

7. Check out home depot Kids crafts! Did you know that Home Depot does monthly Kids workshops? You can order online or check with your local Home Depot for schedule and craft details. They are the perfect Saturday craft for kids of all ages!

8. Visit a local farmers market! Help those little kids get excited about eating fruits and vegetables by letting them pick out new veggies to try each week.

9. Go on a hike! Hiking with kids doesn’t need to be as intimidating as it sounds. Find an age-appropriate trail, pack lots of snacks, and make a nature scavenger hunt to go along with your hike. Also, check out some of our favorite baby carriers for little ones that work well for hiking.

10. Create a summer reading challenge! Whether your kids are reading or not, this can be a super fun family goal. For older kids, create a reading challenge to see how many books they can read during the summer months and plan a special reward if they hit their goal! For younger kids, create a fun summertime reading routine with them and even visit your local library each week to let them pick out the books for the week.