Annabel’s last day of school is today, which means I am soon going to have an energetic girl on my hands every single day. I enrolled her in a few classes and activities, but I tried to make sure there was plenty of open time for unstructured play and fun. The other day I said to Annabel, “What’s on your summer bucket list?” And she was like, “What’s in my bucket what?” After I explained the concept to her, she told me a bunch of things she wanted to do. “Let’s put these in our bucket, Mom!” Her cute interpretation of bucket list gave me an easy idea.
First, I wrote “Summer Bucket List” on the outside of a plastic beach pail.
Next, I cut paper into small squares and Annabel and I wrote out all the things we wanted to do this summer. I made sure they were mostly things we could do with little notice that didn’t cost much.
In addition to fun things like swimming, having play dates, and taking day trips, I also put in things like, “pick up litter,” “donate toys,” and “read a book.”
Then I folded everything up, and now when we’re in search of something to do, we’ll just pick something out of the bucket!
I can’t believe Annabel is done with pre-k today! AAAAH! Welcome, summer!