Summer Bucket Lists

| June 2, 2014 | 14 Comments

Summer bike rides

It’s warming up in Ottawa and school will be out before we know it. My son is in junior kindergarten so this will be our first summer break. I’m looking forward to no more school, no more bus runs and packed lunches and lost library books. I’m looking forward to having time again to head to our awesome museums or explore somewhere new. But I worry that the summer months will fly by, one day after the next, until it’s back-to-school season once again. So how can we get the most out of our summer break? I’m making a bucket list!

A bucket list? For summer? Yes! I’m thinking a popsicle eating, bike riding, duck feeding, tree climbing kind of list. A list of things to do with the kids during the day and as a family in the evenings and on weekends. I want to give my kids the opportunity to see and do new things and have a great summer. I want these couple months to really stand out for us as a family.

When I was thinking of ideas to add to my list I decided to search online for “summer bucket list”. Go ahead and try it. You’ll be amazed at the results. Some people are so crafty! I took what I found as inspiration and started my list.

– go swimming

– go to the park

– build a huge sandcastle

– go to the Agriculture Museum, the Museum of Technology and the Aviation Museum

– go to the cottage

– run through the sprinkler

– go on a family bike ride

– eat popsicles

– eat dinner outside

– set up the tent in the backyard

– run a race

– plant a vegetable garden

– watch fireworks

What would you add? What’s on your summer bucket list?

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Kamerine has been blogging for 10 years, the past four and a half as a mom. She has a 4.5 year old son and a 3 year old daughter who was born at home with only her husband there to help. Completely transformed by that experience Kamerine is now working as a birth doula. She will be writing about her experiences parenting two young children, books her and her children love, and things to do in the city.

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  1. KD says:

    I would have:
    -go swimming
    -go to the park
    -go to the library/storytime
    -go to the Best Start hubs
    -go to the science museum
    -run through the sprinkler
    -make and eat popsicles
    -buy a jogging stroller and start running
    -go to the farmer’s market
    -visit a farm and buy produce

  2. Victoria Ess says:

    Those are great! I would add run a half marathon and go rollerblading!

  3. Shelley Young says:

    Add go camping, go to the waterpark, visit a splash pad, swim at the wading pool and go for an unexpected car trip to that list and it sounds pretty great to me!

  4. Darlene Wissenz says:

    There are always lots of things to do in the summer, just keep to a steady pace and you will accomplish many things

  5. Mary Kuzniuk says:

    Wonderful Ideas 🙂
    – Petrie Island
    – Berry Picking
    – movies on the beach
    – Fun Days at the Waiting Pools city of Ottawa
    – Picnic in the Willow Trees at Dow’s Lake
    – Canal Tour
    – Busker Festival
    – Almonte Puppet Festival

    So many things to do in this vast city and on the outskirts

  6. kathy downey says:

    Wow,nice lists ladies

  7. kathy downey says:

    I make a little bucket for the grandkids when the come visit

  8. kathy downey says:

    We helped the grandkids make a bucket list for the summer and the 1st one was buy treats and visit the local animal shelter to visit with the animals

  9. kathy downey says:

    I love to watch fireworks

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