The Official 2012 Baker Summer Bucket List


We sat down with the kids over Memorial Day weekend and mapped out all of the things we want to do this summer. Not all ideas are represented (Disney just isn’t in the budget this year.)But we had a great time dreaming big and starting a plan already for next summer! Read through and feel free to get some ideas of your own.

1. Sleep under the stars
2. Pajama days
3. Game/movie days
4. Lake trip
5. Have an indoor picnic
6. Build a fort with lights
7. MOVE!!
8. Splashpad trips
9. Hike at Cox Arboretum
10. Summer reading programs
11. Weave hula hoop rugs for new bedrooms
12. Make playdough
13. Visit Dayton Art Institute
14. Backyard movie night
15. Go to library story time
16. Go on a scavenger hunt
17. Blow lots of bubbles
18. Eat LOTS of popsicles
19. Make taffy
20. Go to USAF National Museum
21.  Go to an outdoor concert
22. COLOR!!
23. Go fishing
24. Make a windchime
25. Go for bike rides
26. Have an outdoor picnic
27. Go to church
28. Make slime
29. Put glow sticks in the bathtub
30. Do a photo shoot with the kids
31.  Go camping
32. Learn balloon tennis
33. Go to a county fair
34. SWIM!!
35. Have a sleepover
36. Go to Heaven’s Corner Zoo
37.  Shoot off fireworks
38. Play kickball
39. Go to Newport Aquarium
40. Eat at Sammy’s El Pueblo
41.  Go to Touch a Truck
42. Go to a beach
43. Make splatter paintings
44. Spend the night at Gpas
45. Spend the night at Gmas
46. Go to Ikea
47. Go bowling
48. Make suncatchers
49. Decorate a cake
50. Eat smores

WHEW! I think I need a nap already. We’ll keep you posted on our progress. Have a great summer!

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One thought on “The Official 2012 Baker Summer Bucket List

  1. Natasha, what a great list – I totally want to do these things, too! I love the idea of sitting down with the family and coming up with a summer list together. I’m definitely doing this with Zoe and E starting next year. For this summer, Zoe’s been pretty clear: library, splash pad, library, splash pad, library, splash pad. She has simple needs. 🙂

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