2012 Summer Bucket List = Family Fun Adventures, Staying Busy!

2012 Summer Bucket List = Family Fun Adventures, Staying Busy!
     Happy May 1st! It’s the last month of school and summer is right around the corner. I don’t know about you but with 4 kids, summer vacation turns into “I’m bored” whining within 2 weeks of school closing its doors. 
This year I decided the Sherman Family will complete a Summer Bucket List. As a blogger I will document our adventures with fun pictures and videos. This summer we will combat the whines and annoying pouts with family fun and adventures.

Of course we can always add to the list if a new idea comes to mind, and I hope they will! This should be a lot of fun and I can’t wait for May 24th!
  • Swimming and Sprinkler Fun
  •  Making Sandcastles
  • Family Tag and Races with Water Balloons
  • Sleep in a tent in backyard
  • Visit a pick your own fruit farm
  • Make homemade popsicles     
  • Bike Rides
  • Family Walks
  • Make Bird Feeders
  • Visit at least 3 Museums
  • Visit at least 3 Zoo’s
  • Visit Itasca State Park
  • Spend an afternoon finding all the Pelicans with Photo Proof in Pelican Rapids
  • Have a family scavenger hunt
  • Cover the sidewalk entirely in sidewalk art
  • Dance in the rain
  • Make Garden Tiles
  • Visit Farmers Market
  • Rummage Sale Hop
  • Foil Dinner Night on Grill
  • Have a Lemonade Stand
  • Tie Die T-shirts
  • Crayon Art
  • Find and Ride a Carousel
  • Build a Living Room Fort (click to see)
  • Go Bowling
  • Road Trip – 15 town min. w/photo proof
  • Board Game Night
  • Wal-Mart Scavenger Hunt
  • Family Wii Night
  • County Fair
  • Outdoor Concert
  • Wash the Car w/Dad
  • Learn to Use Sewing Machine
  • Mini Golf
 Now that you have read my list, make one of our own. What will you add to your list? Did I miss something crucial, do you have suggestions?

2012 Summer Bucket List = Family Fun Adventures, Staying Busy!
 Let’s Have a Blast This Summer!

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About Miranda Sherman

Miranda Sherman is a stay at home Mom of four & full time student majoring in Business Management & Marketing from Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. She blogs about her crazy family of six & two dogs on her blog Minnesota Miranda, featuring book and product reviews, giveaways, news, parenting tips and advice, shopping, recipes, fashion, travel, deals and so much more.” Find me on Google+


  1. That is a great idea to make a bucket list!
    Looks like you are going to have lots of fun this summer

  2. Love it…I have to figure out a bucket list for our summer!

  3. Looks like you have a lot of fun things planned. I think I will use some of these in an attempt to keep the kids from fighting and arguing all summer long, lol

  4. My goodness you’re going to be busy this summer, but your list is a wonderful idea, especially with so many kids to keep occupied. You’ve also chosen a lot of fun and simple activities that they’ll most likely <3. Thanks for sharing this!

  5. I love this! We are moving into a rental until home this week until our new house closes and I am kind of dreading this summer, but you have inspired me!

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  7. I think I actually have a Garden Tile kit somewhere around here. I’ll have to add it to our list!

  8. The kids are so excited! We have lots of cr

  9. The kids are excited because we have lots of crafting, painting, sightseeing, and beach browsing to do!
    Hugs and Mocha,

  10. Yeah, We are trying to stay busy this year. MeMe says it will be the summer to remember, wondering I we will top next year

  11. I love your “15 town minimum w/photo proof”! I’ve got to assign my kids to take photos this summer – we can never remember what we do by the end of the summer so that’s a great way to keep track.

  12. You have a great list, we have some of the same ideas…and you have a few I may have to borrow!

  13. I loved your list also!

  14. What a lovely list….think I will borrow some ideas…

  15. Thank you so much for inviting me to the link up. You have a great list! We love sleeping in a tent in the backyard too!

  16. Lots of great ideas … the Wal-Mart Scavenger Hunt is unique and sounds like fun!

  17. Looks like a great list!

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