A to Z Summer Bucket List

My sister is here today!:

We did a summer list in 2010 and I thought it would be fun to write a summer list in alphabetical order this year since the littles are working on recognizing their ABC's.

We came up with ideas we would like to do this summer and I wrote them down. I printed one letter off per page, added some scrap patterned paper and added little slips of papers with ideas. I plan to take off/add the little slips depending on what we actually do and add a picture of that activity (either one I take with my camera or one the kids draw.) The goal is to do at least one thing per letter. I then hung them up in our (waiting to be painted) empty hall wall. At the end of summer, I'll make a little personalized book.

Here's what we came up with so far:

A=Art, A Series of Unfortunate Events Party (just started the 13th and last book in the series!)
B=Bikes, Berries, (learn about) Bats (library program)
C=Camping, Cabin
E=Eat Treats We Make
F=Fire, Friends Over, Fireflies, Fireworks
G=Grandma and Grandpa Over
I=Ice Cream
J=Jump Rope Contest (look out, Paul. I'm totally kicking your butt.)
K=Kayak (done!), Kite
L=Library Program
M=Movies, Make Bouncy Balls
N=Navigate to Aunt Lorie's
P=Plant a Garden, Plant a Pumpkin (both done), Picnic, Puzzles
Q=Quiet Reading Time
R= Random Acts of Kindness, Rummage Sales, Rock Candy
S=S'mores, Star Wars, Science Experiments, Swim, Summer School
T=Terrarium (done), Tennis, Tae Kwon Do (me, too this summer!)
U=Unplug for the Day (eek, this one scares me. Any other "u" ideas?)
V=Vacation Bible School
W=Water Fun
Y=Yatzee-like games (board games...Y is hard!)
Z=Zoo, a to Z books

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  1. I love your list and idea! I am a big fan of D for Donuts and S for Star Wars!

  2. U - Undercover day? Pretend to be secret agents?

  3. U=Unique day--do a spot light on each of your children--or find someone in your family (or friend) that you could spotlight how they are unique.

    U-Turn Trip=take one dice with you and hop in the car---2,3 turn right 4,5 turn left 1 or 6 do a U-Turn

    UFO (Take pictures of a frisbee--study UFO's, Watch Lilo & Stitch)

    Umbrella--play in a rain storm

    Underwater Adventure (play at pool? take dive sticks? heavy little treasures?)

    United States (do over the 4th of July--have them learn a little about the USA)

    Anything that starts with US
    Armed forces,army, navy, marines and so on

    Universe--learn about further past the solar system

    Useless---take trash and recycle it in to a treasure (great art project beyond paper and crayons)

    Utah or any Country, town, that you want

    I like Undercover day too---good idea!
    That was fun---Since I have never read your blog (came by way of pinterest) I hope maybe one of those will work for your family.

  4. Great idea! U could be for under or underneath or upside down or up in the air.

  5. What a great idea! I really like the idea of turning it into a memory book.

  6. I really like this idea!!! Good times! My Learning Laboratory post is here: http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2012/06/enchanted-childhood-playschool-summer.html

  7. I love the idea of doing an ABC summer wish list ... we'll have to try that next year.

  8. LOVE how you linked it to the alphabet! Oh, and Y could be YELLING at the top of your lungs. That would be exhilarating, huh?!

  9. What a fun idea... I better remember to try this next year!

  10. What a sweet list! Thanks for linking up today!

  11. What a great idea! I have a post that will go up tomorrow about our summer bucket list along with a few links to other great lists and was wondering if I can add this link to my post. www.theunlikelyhomeschool.com

  12. this is such a fun idea!! thanks for linking it up!

  13. Love these ideas! This is my first year putting together a summer bucket list and just having it written down is so inspiring to actually DO it!

  14. I love this! I totally want to copy and do this with my kids!! This would keep us intentional on doing fun things that are out of the norm!

  15. I've been organizing sonething similar for my kids- love the a to z approach. Such fun! Hi from the mom on time out hop.

  16. This is such a cute idea, my 'lil guy would love this! Found your post from the TT&J link-up thanks for sharing.

  17. This is such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing! I am stopping by from TT&J!

  18. Sounds like you have a fun summer ahead - and love the alphabetization!

    Thanks for linking up to Learning Laboratory at Mama Smiles =)

  19. love all of these ideas really inspiring, just ... 6 months till i can try any

  20. This is a really creative twist on the summer bucket list idea. It sounds like you guys are going to have quite the summer!

  21. Love this Idea this is our first year trying with my 2 boys. for Y we came up w/ Yes Day inspired by a book he read in Kindergarten.

  22. What a great idea! I love how you have it all displayed so it keeps up the excitement. Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  23. I love this idea. I have done this in my head, but what a great idea to post it so you can keep track! I just found your blog through Pinterest yesterday and I am having a great time reading through the posts!

  24. U is for Umbrella dancing in the rain!


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