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Our Popsicle Summer Bucket List

I am a person that needs to make lists, sometimes so much so that my lists have lists. With the start of each season I am always filled with grandiose plans of all of the things I want to do and experiences I want to share with the girls. Unfortunately all too often my lists and plans go astray. Susie and I have come up with a solution that we are going to try, a popsicle bucket list.

The very first thing we did was to write out a list of all of things we want to do this summer. Some of them are easily or quickly accomplished while others will take a longer time.

Our Bucket List:

  • Have a water fight
  • Pick Blueberries
  • Write a letter to a friend
  • Go Roller skating
  • Have a lemonade stand
  • Go on a bike ride
  • Have a picnic
  • Visit a splash park
  • Go to the zoo
  • Visit the science center
  • Make ice cream
  • Make snow cones
  • Go visit Uncle Michael
  • Go swimming
  • Go on a hike
  • Go bowling
  • Visit Holiday World
  • Play Putt putt
  • Go ice skating
  • Have a hot dog roast with smores
  • Draw with chalk
  • Complete the library summer reading program
  • Go camping
  • Go to Puzzles Fun Dome
  • Visit the Indianapolis Children’s museum
  • Go to the movies
  • Write a storybook

The next thing we did was to write all of our ideas down on popsicle sticks. 

Our Popsicle Summer Bucket List

We then color coded all of our sticks.

Green for things that we can do anytime with very little planning involved.

Red for activities that are going to take some time to complete or need to be planned out.


Yellow for things that take some planning but not a great deal.

We then found a “bucket,” to place all of our sticks in colored dot side up.

Popsicle Summer Bucket List - Easy to make and fun to use Bucket List for Kids!

On Monday we pick one stick of each color, and those are our bucket items for the week. If we end up finishing all of them early on in the week we can always pick another stick if we want. I can’t wait to get started having fun with our summer bucket list.  Summer here we come. 

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Susan is a stay at home mom to two spunky little girls, ages 4 and 1. She likes to keep the girls busy with lots of outside activities, gymnastics, dance, music, and seasonal sports. However, always make time to have play dates with friends and just be a kid.

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