Today officially begins summer vacation! WOOHOO!
The kids and I are ready to jump into summer fun and you better believe that we are thrilled to take a break from homework, class projects and packing lunches!
However many days of Camp Mom ahead await, therefore, packing lunches may be inevitable since we’ll need bring a lunch along on our adventures, which is healthier and cheaper. But at least the mad morning rush will be replaced with happy lie ins.
While we are embarking on a summer filled with days in the sun, sadly this summer vacation is shorter than previous summers. Our school district adjusted the school calendar year and we return to school a few weeks sooner. That leaves ONLY 67 days for swimming and other summer treasures, which explains the odd number of items on our summer bucket List. However, we are making the most of a shorter summer by spending our first few days at the South Seas Island Resort in Captiva, FL.
With a shorter summer, I wanted to make sure the kids and I made the most of every day and so, we compiled a summer bucket list of things we want to do and love to do. This summer bucket list is a collaboration by all three kids (ages 14, 10 and me) and me. It has something fun for teen, tweens and little big kids, that boys and girls enjoy and things that moms on the run will love.
67 Things To Do This Summer
Go paddle boarding.
Watch a sunset.
Swim under the stars.
Visit a planetarium.
Play in the sprinklers.
Visit an art museum.
Visit the Tampa Bay History Museum.
Visit the Glazer Museum.
Visit the Florida Aquarium.
Take a water taxi.
Ride water bikes in Downtown Tampa.
Ride bikes along the Riverwalk.
Go bowling for free.
Cosplay at Tampa Bay Comic Con.
Catch Finding Dori.
See the Secret Life of Pets.
Catch a Dive-In movie.
Experience a 4-D movie such as Ghostbusters.
Enjoy free Slurpies for 7-11 Day.
Ride Cobra’s Curse at Busch Gardens.
Make a Splash at Adventure Island.
Visit Lowry Park Zoo.
Catch a baseball game.
Build a bottlerocket.
Set up an art farm.
Make homemade ice cream and sundaes.
Make root beer floats.
Set up a lemonade stand.
Visit a U-pick farm.
Go ice skating.
Visit a Walt Disney Park.
Experience Opening Day with the Bucs.
Visit a sprayground or splash pad.
Visit Sunwest Park.
Visit Brooker Creek.
Play put-put or miniature golf.
Play laser tag and glow in the dark tag with glow necklaces.
Ride a new bike trail.
Visit Dinosaur World.
Cuddle in bed and watch a movie.
Read a classic children’s novel such as A Long Way from Chicago, BFG, Inkheart or Bud, not Buddy.
Read The Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling.
Take on the Barnes & Nobles Summer Reading Triathlon.
Keep summer journals.
Make souvenir and memory jars.
Do lots of beach days.
Build an indoor tent.
Build a pool noodle marble track.
Make homemade bubbles and bubble wands.
Play hopscotch or bubble hopscotch on a rainy day.
Make sidewalk chalk art.
Take on the MOSI rope course or climb rock wall.
Catch an outdoor concert.