2014 Summer Bucket List

It’s summer!! Well… it’s almost summer. Our kids have THREE weeks of school left and then we’re free! Summer is my most favorite time of the year for so many reasons… school is out, the pool is open, it’s socially acceptable to eat ice cream every day… but most of all, I just love that we have so much more time together as a family. One of the things I’ve realized though, is that when we have more time, it somehow becomes easier to let that time slip away.

Three years ago, we created our first summer bucket list to help us be really intentional about our time together over summer vacation. We loved it so much, we’ve done it every summer since! We’ve been busy putting this year’s summer bucket list together and it’s finally ready to share!

Want to join in on the summer fun? Sign your family up for our free, fun-for-all-ages Summer Bucket List Challenge and get inspired to make this summer your best one yet! Better yet, tell all your friends so they can have an awesome summer too! For all kinds of summer fun resources, check out our Summer Fun page on the website!

I’d love to know… what’s on YOUR summer bucket list?! P.S. Planning to blog about your summer bucket list? Link up your post below to share the summer fun! Sharing on Instagram? Use our hashtag #happyfamilysummer.

2014 summer bucket list challenge


Here’s our list for this summer:

go tidepooling

go blueberry picking

have a pool party

see the Wizard of Oz at the Starlight Theatre

visit the Gentle Barn

go bowling

get ice cream from the ice cream truck

watch fireworks in the park

visit Science City

have a BBQ at Aunt Blair’s pool

go to a Royals game

visit Salvation Mountain

have a bonfire at the beach

have a summer Fun Fest

go to Chuck E. Cheese

go swimming

go surfing

have a BBQ with friends

go fishing

go to Worlds of Fun

go to Griffith Observatory at sunset

go to a T-Bones game

go to Oceans of Fun

go roller skating

eat s’mores

Jenny (290 Posts)

Jenny Solar is the co-founder of The Happy Family Movement and Phone Monsters, Inc. She's a wife to Josh and mama to three kiddos: Max, Ava, and Lia. She's passionate about creating memorable experiences for her family and inspiring others to do the same.


I just wondered today if you all were going to do this this year. :) One of my favorite things about summer. It really motivates me to get my summer on! 

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@amyhphoto I couldn't imagine summer without a bucket list :)

How's yours coming along?


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