Whether you’re ready or not, school is out for summer! Colette has prepared a printable summer bucket list with boredom busters to keep the kids from making you crazy!
I’m new and very excited to be posting on OSSS for the first time today! My name is Colette, I’m the blogger and designer behind My Computer is My Canvas… I love to design quotes, planners, subway art and I spend lots of time creating printables for my family. So, with my kids getting out of school this past week, I definitely needed a fun, new Boredom Buster/Summer Bucket List and this is what I came up with!
For the most vibrant print results on a home printer, I always recommend using Photo Paper and setting your printer to it’s “best” quality print setting. It’s not necessary, but it will help make vibrant colors that will POP! I also recommend laminating your strips, particularly if you want them to last more than one Summer. If you don’t have a laminator, check with a friend, call your library or visit a local copy shop (or just cover each strip with clear packaging tape)!
I included 60 “activity strips” and tried to use a variety of things that can be done at home, some that are local + a few bigger family field trips. Use as many as you want and don’t feel overwhelmed to use them all! You’d be one tired (and broke) Mama at the end of the Summer if you did every one! You can also create some of your own… page 5 of the printable is full of blank strips. Using the “add comment” feature on Adobe Reader or any online PDF Editor, you can add text (white) to make strips that fit plans you already have or activities that are unique to your family. Once they are trimmed and laminated, recruit your older kids to help apply the magnets to the back. I personally like the little round self-adhesive ones that are the size of a dime – you can find them at any craft, big box or office store.
We are displaying our Summer Bucket List on our fridge… or you could use a framed magnet board if you have one. Use the “To Do” and “Done” titles at the top, then stack the strips below. As you complete each activity, move them to the “Done” column which is a great way to look back at the fun things you’ve done together this Summer!
To grab your Summer Bucket List Printable… download it HERE!
PS… For the “Play Frisbee” Strip, you can use my Printable Frisbee Golf Game!
Here are some more posts to help you and the kids enjoy your time together this summer: