Summer Bucket List For The Family

Summer is here!! Make a bucket list for your family to have a blast this summer and make some great memories! Great ideas to get your list started!With our first tropical storm of the hurricane season, its safe to say summer is here! I loved reading all of the comments yesterday chalked full of awesome summer bucket list ideas. (BTW giveaway winner to be announced at noon today!)

Lily slept in until 9:40 am Thursday…guess I have to thank Tropical Storm Andrea for the soothing rain sounds and Lily’s outrageous tantrums from her ear infection that wore her out. Yesterday I was able to enjoy TWO cups of coffee and finish our family summer bucket list.

Summer bucket lists are fun….if you make them. Don’t worry about making a huge list of 50 to 100 options. I have 28 ideas and many of them can be done together….like a family picnic and visiting a new park.

These are just ideas to help break up the summer and create great family memories. We all have ideas on what we would like to do or visit during the summer, so why not make a list. If you have older kids it could become a fun activity where they get to pick! Remember to make it a ‘family’ list and refrain from adding clean out garage or organize attic to the list. Yes I need to do those, but attempting this with a two year old…nope.

Among all of the comments the first one got me crying. It was from my oldest childhood friend, Shauna, who is about to become a mom for the first time. A few months ago I shared her journey to parenthood and their choice to adopt. I’m thrilled to announce that she and her husband Chris will be welcoming a baby girl later this month! Her summer will be filled with so many amazing moments! Hugs to you Shauna!

So here’s a look at our summer plans!

  1. Make caramel popcorn
  2. Visit the library
  3. Find a park to feed the ducks
  4. Family beach vacation
  5. Collect seashells
  6. Build sand castle on beach
  7. Make snow cones
  8. Family picnic
  9. Visit Augusta & Hilton Head so Lily can visit great grandparents
  10. Find lightening bugs during family visit
  11. Make gak or flubber
  12. Visit a farm
  13. Animal kingdom
  14. Watch fireworks
  15. Play in the rain
  16. Go to a baseball game
  17. Make homemade ice cream
  18. Visit a new park
  19. Family movie night
  20. Flashlight tag (can be inside!)
  21. Family bike ride
  23. Make a necklace/bracelet
  24. Water park
  25. Eat breakfast outside
  26. Buy a popsicle from the ice cream man
  27. Teach Lily her name
  28. Start a piggy bank


In true Amy fashion I am sure I will add more on to the list…but I foresee a lot of fun for the Romano family!

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  1. Elizabeth commented:
    June 7, 2013 Reply

    Sounds like a fun list! I’ve thought about some ideas but haven’t actually wrote them down. Baby #2 will be here soon so who knows what our summer will look like? Enjoy!

  2. A Moms Rambles commented:
    May 28, 2014 Reply

    Hey! I found you through pinterest looking for things to do with my kids and noticed there weren’t any comments, soooo…How did your summer bucket list go? Hope you have a great summer this year!

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