Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Summer Bucket List 2.0

Here are some ideas to keep your brain functioning and your days less boring for Summer 2017:
  • Make an entire meal for your family: Plan it, make it, clean up afterwards. If you already do this, try something new.
  • Take a walk around your neighborhood and see how many different types of trees you can recognize.
  •  Press some flowers--just put them under something heavy, or between the pages of a thick book, and wait
  • Make a fairy garden without buying anything:

  • Try to take an unusual picture every day for a week. Or two weeks. A month?
  • Or, take tons of pictures all summer and then make an album or collage right before school starts-there are photo apps with a collage feature. Share with friends you haven't seen since the end of this school year.
  • Fly a kite
  • Visit your library. Get a library card if you don't already have one.
  • While at the library, find a book that has an interesting title or whose author has an odd name. Read it. Did you like it, or not? Why?

  • Re-read something you liked a while ago. Or exchange favorites with a friend.
  • Built a blanket fort, or a cushion fort. Maybe build one outside.
  • Clean your room. Put up some cool decorations you make yourself. It will shock your parents.
  • Think up a great Halloween costume: you have lots of time--but how awesome would it be if it was all ready?!!

  • Write something on the sidewalk with chalk, to brighten someone's day.
  • Look for minnows in a lake. Watch how they behave.
  • How many rainbows will you see this summer? Try to get a picture of each. They fade fast.
  • Go to a free outdoor concert--Look for free concerts available by looking up your city website.
For example, these free concerts are held at the Coon Rapids Dam, Pavilion 3: https://www.anokacounty.us/941/Summer-Concert-Series
Do one good deed every day without asking anything in return:
  • Give someone a smile.
  • Open a door for someone
  • Before the end of the school year, say thank you to a custodian for keeping your school in order.
  • Pull some weeds
  • Put something away even if you didn't get it out
  • Pick a flower from your yard, put it in a vase, set it out to enjoy
  • Leave a dollar somewhere for someone to find

  • Call your grandparent just to talk for a while
  • Buy lemonade from a kid's lemonade stand
  • Go up to someone shy in a gathering and start a conversation.
  • Sit quietly with someone having a hard time
  • Share a snack with someone
  • Post something positive on Facebook
What's on your summer bucket list 2017?


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