A summer bucket list!
Quite literally, a bucket with a list of all the activities you and your family would like to do over the summer.
I don’t know about you, but at the start of summer I always seem to have so many plans and goals, but in the blink of an eye, summer’s gone and I’ve usually managed to accomplish very little! But not this year!!! This bucket list is going to keep me on track!
It was fun thinking of the things we’d like to do during the summer, and of course, we can always add things if we want to. We wrote our activities on some jumbo craft sticks, but you could write them on clothes pegs and clip them to the bucket (cute!) or you could write them on paper strips and pop them into the bucket…anything works!
We have some rainy day activities as well as some messy activities to do. Some things are really simple like ‘Go for Ice Cream’ and others involve a bit of planning ‘Go Camping’. If you need some inspiration for things to add to your bucket list, just Google summer bucket list activities – or better still, involve the family in planning what they’d like to do this summer.
Here’s one that I managed to sneak in and will certainly be doing…
Here’s the chart that I used - you can print it off and make your own Summer Bucket List.
Mix and match the motifs and play around with the thread colours. Use whatever threads you have in your stash!
I couldn't resist this little bucket that I found at the local JoAnn’s store, but if you can’t find a bucket, you can always use a container such as an old jar or coffee can etc.
Here’s the same thing done using a jar instead of the bucket…
Mix and match the chart motifs to suit your own container!
I love the fact that you can use this activity for your family whether you have little kids, tweenies, teenagers, or even if your kids have flown the nest. No more complaints about summer having flown by and nothing being accomplished!
And one final idea - what about a stitcher’s bucket list? Each of your UFO’s on a stick and whatever one you pull out you have to work on. Or a list of all those charts you’d like to stitch (I’d need a huge bucket!!), or even things like organize threads, finish off a UFO, make stitching into a cushion etc. Mmmm, I think I know what my next project is going to be!!!
Until next time…happy stitching!