The 2013 Official Summer Bucket List

imagesHere it is. Our official summer fun guide for 2013. We started this tradition last year, and the kids prompted me to get started already for this year. In fact truth be told, we’ve even started checking items off the list with 10 more days of school to go!

You will find lots of Five Rivers MetroParks items on our list this year. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the parks system and we want to help them celebrate by visiting as many attractions as possible!

We hope that we spark a few ideas for summer fun for your family, and let me know if you would be interested in joining us for any of our adventures. This year, you can follow along with us on Flickr.

1. Make bleach design t-shirts.

2. Visit the 3 Sisters at Sugarcreek Reserve.

3. Eat at Stonehouse Tavern.

4. Go to Harry Potter Camp.

5. Go to Scooby Doo Camp.

6. Go to the beach at Caesars Creek.

7. Go to Red Hotz Camp.

8. Search for fossils at Caesar Creek spillway.

9. Take a vacation in Houston, TX!!

10. Eat at Sammy’s.

11. Make a volcano.

12. Make homemade ice cream in a bag. 

13. Make a bike obstacle course using chalk and other “obstacles”. 

14. Campout in the backyard (once we get rid of all the ticks!).

15. Become a Pen-Pal with a Soldier or send soldiers a care package. 

16. Go to the Boonshoft, A LOT.

17. Go to the zoo, A LOT.

18. Visit the Children’s Discovery Garden.

19. Make marble paintings.

20. Have an inside picnic in a lighted fort!

21. Have a board game marathon.

22. Have a movie marathon.

23. Make summer vacation memory jars.

24. Make a TV show.

25. Finish the library reading program.

26. Make a butterfly feeder. 

27. Write a summer journal. 

28.  Come up with a family summer exercise program and do it! 

29. Make your own outdoor obstacle course. 

30. Go bowling!

31. Two words…SPLASH PADS!!!

32. Go to a Farmer’s Market. Let the kids pick out some fresh fruits and vegetables and go home and make something with them (or just eat them as is!).

33. Hang out in the Tree Tower. 

34. Check out Celtic Festival at Riverscape.

35. Make Crayon Canvases for our rooms.

36. Rearrange our bedrooms.

37. Create a classroom for homeschool.

38. Play in the rain.

39. Make art books. 

40. Host a couple family cookouts.

41. Play miniature golf.

42. Go to the Air Force Museum.

43. Read a chapter book together.

44. Get an awesome family pic.


46. Raise goats, chickens, pigs, cows and garden.

47. Go to the drive in.

48. Go to the movies!

49. Have bonfire and eat smores.

50. Explore, have fun, laugh, play, ENJOY!!




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