Sunday, September 09, 2012

Sand Bucket List

You've probably heard of a bucket list - things you want to do before you kick the bucket.  I recently heard the phrase "sand bucket list" and thought it was a great idea - a list of things you want to do with your kids while they are young.  Here's my list:

Plant seeds and harvest vegetables
Cook meals together
Pick wildflowers
Visit the Grand Canyon 
Make snow angels
Build sandcastles beside the ocean
Lie on a blanket and gaze at the stars
Splash in rainy day puddles
Ride bicycles on long journeys
Visit museums
Travel abroad
Build a tree house
Play Monopoly
Make mud pies
Jump in autumn leaves
Lie in the grass and find shapes in the clouds
Take music lessons
Make slime, goo, playdough and volcanoes
Run through the sprinkler on hot days
Hike in the mountains
Dye our hair with Kool-aid
Find pen pals
Go sailing
Draw our family tree
Make a time capsule
Navigate a corn maze
Float down a river on a raft or inner tube
See an orchestra perform
Look at insects through a magnifying glass
Ride in a hot air balloon
Have a lemonade stand
Catch snowflakes on our tongues
Collect shells on the beach
Catch fireflies in a jar
Camp in the backyard
Create new family traditions

Well this all sounds fun - I can't wait to get started!  I'm sure I'll come back to add more things to this list, especially after I hear your ideas. What activities would you put on your sand bucket list?


  1. That's a great list. I can check a majority of those off already and Teagan isn't even 8 yet. That makes me feel kinda good :) Lots of love and hope to be a part of a lot of those with you and the boys. Life is a wonder and experiencing it with the kids is the most wondeful!

    1. Thanks! You should feel good. Teagan has done so many awesome things and traveled far more than most of her peers I suspect. And yes life is wonderful through the eyes of a child - I'm so grateful to have the privilege of sharing new experiences with them!