Summer Bucket List

 

I am always stumped halfway into the summer on what to do with all of my free time. I gathered up my ultimate summer bucket list help fill my free time! Here it is.

  1. Run a 5K. This is a great way to maybe keep some New Year’s resolutions as we enter into the summer season or to just stay active. If running isn’t really your thing or you are not very good, check out this couch to 5K running schedule.
  2. california-parachutists-skydivers-flares-70361.jpegGo skydiving. This is actually more affordable than you may think!
  3. Host a bonfire. If you do not want to host one, attending one can be just as fun. Check out these pinterest ideas for hosting a bonfire if you get stumped.
  4. Take a random road trip. It can be to a small town with five people in it, it doesn’t matter. Just drive. No planning!pexels-photo-481737.jpeg
  5. Attend a concert. In my hometown, we have an outdoor amphitheater. It sounds like so much fun to sit out with family or friends an listen to live local music.
  6. Try a new food truck. We have local food trucks popping up all over the place.
  7. Read a new book or one that you have had your eye on. That new book you just have not had any time to read? Turn off the screens and technology and pick up the book.
  8. Watch the sunrise. Bonus points if you hike to watch it!
  9. Watch the sunset. The view will be that much sweeter if you stay overnight to watch the stars.
  10. Sleep outside. In a tent, backyard or in your car. Watch the stars with someone you love.
  11. Play messy twister with paint. Pour the paint colors on the appropriate circles and wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy! This Lawn Twister could be a substitute if you don’t want as much of a mess.
  12. Find a new hobby. Find a new passion that you love to keep busy.
  13. Start your own business. Maybe mow lawns or DIY something that can provide an extra income on the side.
  14. Have a staycation. Stay home instead of traveling and pamper yourself for vacation. It’s a great way to save money and still have a relaxing vacation.
  15. street-market-fruits-grocery.jpgVisit a farmer’s market. Buy some fresh vegetables and fruits and make dinner with them. It’ll taste much better than store-bought food that isn’t fresh.
  16. Have a spa day. Pinterest has countless great ideas for DIY spa days at home.  Gather some friends and make it an event.
  17. Visit a national park. Free days are 08/25 and 09/30. Some national parks even have campsites that you can stay at. This would be a great weekend getaway.
  18. Make s’mores over a campfire. If you don’t have a campfire, this S’mores Bark. is a good substitute.
  19. Donate clothes/stuff taking up space. Purge your closet or storage and donate anything that you have not used in a year or more. This is a wonderful way to bless someone else with items you no longer need. Teen Challenge is a great organization that helps families recovering from addiction.
  20. Catch fireflies. Put them in a jar and poke holes in the lid. You can to keep the for a few days if you have younger siblings or kids around the house.
  21. Swim in the ocean. A lake would work fine too. Just make sure the water is clean before diving in!
  22. Plan a picnic. The park is the perfect place for a picnic with friends.
  23. Eat a snow cone!
  24. Have a family (or friends) game night.
  25. Dance in the rain. pexels-photo-69896.jpeg
  26. Take a nap. Or a lot of them!
  27. Make freshly squeezed lemonade. Make it even better by adding strawberries to it! This is a easy recipe for Fresh Lemonade.
  28. Volunteer at a vacation bible school. If you want an inside scoop at what vacation bible school is like and how amazing it is, check out this post VBS 2017 about my experience at my VBS this year.
  29. Make a time capsule.
  30. DIY a drive-movie or drive to one.popcorn-movie-party-entertainment.jpg
  31. Make fresh popcorn at home.
  32. Watch fireworks. I love to watch fireworks on the week of the fourth, but it is even more fun to shoot them off.
  33. Make a summer scrapbook.
  34. Bake some cookies. You can find tons of great recipes on Pinterest.
  35. Start a blog!

I hope you all have a great summer. Let me know in the comments or via email if you try any of the bucket list items and how they work out. Follow my blog if you like this post!

God Bless

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