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When spring turns to summer, thoughts of family road trips and days out in the sun become forefront in our minds. The key to having a successful bucket list is making sure that you are prepared. Since it’s summer, sunscreen is a MUST and don’t forget the bandages as you never know which kid is going to need one.  Life Brand Flexible Fabric Bandages are great to have in your purse or emergency first aid kit!


Family Summer Bucket List

THE ZOO – my kids love heading to the zoo. They can’t wait to walk around and see all the different animals from bears, to lions, penguins and more! Of course walking all day in the sun will definitely tire you and your kiddos out. Make sure to pack along some snacks – for a treat take along some delicious chocolate chip cookies to combat that mid-afternoon snack attack. Our faves are the Chips Ahoy thins!

THE BEACH – nothing says summer like heading out for a day at the beach! Once you have found your perfect spot on the sand, you will want to make sure that everyone in your family has sunscreen on to prevent sunburns. Sometimes the lake isn’t quite warm enough to swim, which okay by me and my kids. Bring along some water guns and have fun seeing who can get who the wettest.  Nerf Super Soakers are my kids favorite!

PARADES – there is nothing more fun than sitting on Main Street in a small town on a Saturday morning watching a parade. Of course, in order to get a good viewing seat, you may need to be at the location for about 30-45 minutes before the actual parade starts. A good trick to keep the kids occupied is to bring along some sidewalk chalk and let them decorate the sidewalk and street where you are sitting. We love the Crayola chalk because it’s so vibrant.

CAMPING – sitting around a campfire roasting hot dogs and smores with your family is a great way to cross an item off your summer bucket list. Get everyone in the family their own foldable lawn chair so that clean up is easy!

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l p

Sunday 18th of June 2017

spend quality time with family on the coast. haven't been there for ages. once there, then the next bucket list will start. thanks

Allison Matz

Sunday 18th of June 2017

I really want to go back to the Mountains, the free park passes this year are really tempting


Sunday 18th of June 2017

Read more, dine with friends more, and wonder at the natural world; all outside.

Carey Hurst

Sunday 18th of June 2017

Getting my business up and going fully also going on a lot of day trips


Sunday 18th of June 2017

We're going to explore somewhere, but we haven't decided where yet!