The last two summers we've made summer bucket lists. (See 2011 list here and 2012 list here.) But this year, we're trying something different. We've already planned a camping trip and a vacation to visit family. The girls are signed up for swimming lessons and a farm-themed summer day camp. Oh, and don't forget our library's summer reading program. We've already got a packed summer and I thought adding a summer bucket list would add stress instead of fun. So, in lieu of the summer bucket list, we created our Pinterest bucket list.
I took a pile of index cards and started jotting down the projects I wanted to try with the kids. I also notated the Pinterest board where it is pinned as well as the blog the idea came from. Each index card has four ideas. The girls take turns selecting a card, then they have to decide which of the four projects they want to do. The one rule we have is that they both have to agree on a project. Once we've completed a project, I check it off with the date
We've been playing with our Pinterest bucket list for a couple of weeks now. We worked on watercolor kites from Little Family Fun this morning. We made paper plate ladybugs from Crafts By Amanda, giant painted paper flowers from Buggy & Buddy, and did a few experiments to find out how big the dinosaurs were from this post by Frugal Fun for Boys. We've done a lot of craft projects so far, but that's not the only thing I included. We have outdoor play ideas, reading & writing activities, science projects, and math activities. I only included things that I knew we already had supplies for, which is a lot since we have a HUGE craft/activity stash. I didn't want to have to stop the excitement to run to the store.
I'm not sure we'll ever get through with all the projects, since our basket it quite full, but it sure is fun to try. The girls get excited every time I suggest getting out our project bucket. My goal this summer is to do one project a day, except for the days we'll be out of town. It's a lofty goal and I won't stress about it. As long as we keep it fun, we'll have a blast. I love this idea so much that I'm planning on making my own bucket list of Pinterest projects just for myself!
In case you're wondering about the projects we have in our basket, I started a Pinterest Bucket List pin board. Make sure and follow as I fill up the board. Hopefully you'll find some fun Pinterest ideas you want to try.