It’s the new year, and everyone is making goals and starting fresh. One of my goals this year is to have fun with my family. These kids are going to be grown before I know it, and I want them to remember how awesome their childhood was! So today I’m encouraging you to make your own 2015 Family Bucket List!
To make your list, consult everyone in your family, even the littlest, so that everyone contributes. My littlest is 18 months, but he can say, “Elmo!” So watching Elmo videos would definitely be on our list!
Here are some ideas you might want to put on your list:
1. Take a trip…to your town
Be a tourist in your own town for a day. No matter how long you’ve lived there, I bet there’s some place you haven’t explored. Maybe there’s a park with a trail through some woods you could hike, or a mom-and-pop restaurant you’ve never tried. You never know what you might find in your own neighborhood!
2. Have a “yes” day
This is one my oldest son really wants to do! This is where you pick a day and say “yes” to everything the kids ask (probably go for it on a Saturday!). Ice cream for breakfast? Yes! Fort building competition? Yes! Binge watching Stampy on YouTube? Yes!
3. A Dinner A Day
When I was little, my parents chose a week and each night one of us got to choose where to have dinner (or what to have). I loved when it was my turn to choose (Schoolhouse Restaurant in Scarborough, Maine, if you’re wondering!), and I’ve never forgotten it!
If you’re a West Valley local, just do it. You will never regret spending an hour in a warehouse full of trampolines. You just won’t.
5. Spring Cleaning
There’s nothing like good old-fashioned family cleaning! Bring the whole family out and get down and dirty and clean out the garage or do yardwork together. After you’re all hot and sweaty, wash the car the way we used to, with hoses and buckets of suds! Reward yourselves with popsicles.
6. Save For Something
Whether you plan on taking a trip to Disneyland or going for a spree at the Dollar Store, get the whole family involved in setting aside pennies or dollars for something special. This would be a great way to teach the little ones how to count money and the older ones how to be frugal!
7. Do Some RAKs
Random Acts of Kindness, that is. Teach your kids the importance of helping others when you give service as a family. You might do yardwork for an elderly neighbor, or bring a meal to a new mom. The possibilities are endless, and you can check this off as many times as you want!
So there’s a few starter ideas for you. And here’s a printable, so you can display your own family’s 2015 bucket list. You can download it and add text before printing, or you can print it blank, put it in a frame, and use a dry erase marker on the glass to write down your ideas and check them off!
What do you and your family plan to do in 2015?