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UNBUMMER SUMMER BUCKET LIST- Sprinting With the Shaps Complete List of Fun Things to Do With Your Kids This Summer πŸŒžπŸ‘­πŸ‘¬β€οΈπŸŽŠπŸ–πŸ“

Last Memorial Day when we went to Disney World 🐭🏰 I had a midlife mom crisis when I realized my girls were growing up and not little girls anymore. πŸ˜«πŸ˜©πŸ‘§πŸ½πŸ‘§πŸ½βœ–οΈ

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Well…at 6 and 9 years old they were still technically “little girls” πŸ‘§πŸ½πŸ‘§πŸ½βœ”οΈbut I could feel those days slip slipping away. β³βŒ›οΈIt was when they chose hanging at the lounge chairs at the pool over running back to Magic Kingdom πŸƒπŸ»πŸƒπŸ»to use our fast pass 🏷 for the new 7 Dwarfs Minecar roller coaster 🎒 and seeing Snow White that was the defining moment. I was crushed. 😭 I was like but…but…but…its Mickey! It’s Anna and Elsa and there’s a meet and greet! πŸ˜πŸ™πŸ½They were like MOOOOOOM STOOOP! πŸ˜”πŸ˜°πŸ˜© I even made them take one last princess dress pic in case I never got that chance again in Disney πŸ˜”

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It was in that moment that I decided I needed to make the remaining years of their “little girlhood” count. πŸ‘§πŸ½πŸ‘§πŸ½βœ”οΈβœ”οΈ I started to think about all the things we haven’t done yet together, πŸ€” even though we have done SO much already. I started to think about the toys that needed to be played with, or worse haven’t been played with in awhile. 😳 I thought about the dress up clothes that have sat on the racks on touched. πŸ‘—πŸ‘ βœ–οΈ Gasp. Like a knife. πŸ’” All the American Girl Dolls and Barbies that get played with depending on which friends are still into them on a play date.

That vacation was a hard pill to swallow because the magic of DisneyπŸ’“ just wasn’t as magical as it was years past and it made me panic. 😱 Instead of seeing the excitement and fun of now raising 2 little boys, I find myself mourning the loss of my 2 little girls. It’s a mindset I need to work on, but I find it challenging. I LOOOOOVED raising little girly girls. But now well…we’re entering tweenhood. Between technology, and social media and an extremely busy school year with homework, and after school actives and play dates and crazy weekends filled with sports and birthday parties…I often find myself wondering when do they have time just to be kids? Unless you make it a priority sometimes it’s hard to fit in plain ol playing time and family time. πŸ˜ͺ😡 If you have read previous posts you would know I’m all about reclaiming my kids childhoods and stretching them for as long as possible!

Anyway, after Disney I had my lightbulb πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘moment and decided to come up with a long list πŸ“ of family bonding activities that we could do together last summer that would be good ole fashion fun. When I think of the epitome of childhood you will find the things on this list. πŸ˜¬πŸ˜€πŸ˜πŸ˜Ž

I took it one step further. I named it the Unbummer Summer List and I printed each item on its own strip of paper. I folded each strip up and we put them all into a bucket.

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Everyday of the summer the goal was to pick a mystery strip and we HAD TO DO THAT ITEM (unless the weather or situation was not possible).

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I kept the long list handy and we would put a βœ”οΈ next to the item we accomplished. They took the list very seriously like their job, and begged every morning to be the lucky one to pull the strip. THEY LOVED IT!😍

The list requires some advanced planning so you have all the items you need on hand in case you pull the strip. Most of the items on the list are easy and can be accomplished in a few minutes and some take longer. πŸ•˜πŸ• πŸ•πŸ•’ I searched all over the Internet πŸ’» and merged several lists πŸ“‘ and even had the kids add ideas πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬ to the list. πŸ“ Obviously feel free to customize it to your own family!

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We started towards the end of June but then when Hailey went away to sleepaway camp, ⛺️I felt sucker punched and just couldn’t continue without her. πŸ‘ŠπŸ½πŸ˜΅ We promised her we would wait to continue when she returned, however with Skyler being a baby last summer πŸ‘ΆπŸ»we were just too scattered. So anyway, like I mentioned in my previous post last week that Hailey is NOT going to sleepaway camp this summer. πŸ‘§πŸ½β›ΊοΈβœ–οΈ SoΒ now that all 4 kids are HOMEΒ and Skyler is in the mix…THE GAME IS ON! We will see how many items on the list we can check off and create amazing memories while doing! βœ”οΈπŸ“

I don’t want to live with any regrets and I want my kids to experience some of these old fashion fun activities that many of us did as children!!! Don’t worry I promise most of these items are really so easy to do, the question is how many of these things have you ever actually done with your kids??? So enjoy the list and make memories with your own kids! πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬πŸ‘«πŸŽŠπŸ“βœ”οΈ Forget about being an adult πŸ‘©πŸ½πŸ‘¨πŸ»πŸ‘©πŸΌπŸ‘±πŸΏβœ–οΈ and let loose and relive your childhood with your kiddos! The challenge is on…how many can your family check off??? βœ”οΈβœ”οΈβœ”οΈπŸ˜πŸ“

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(hint: I plan on going through the list and getting all the supplies I need ahead of time and putting it in one box marked “Unbummer Summer List Supplies” so there are no excuses if the strip is pulled)

YOU CAN FOLLOW OUR JOURNEY THIS SUMMER ON INSTAGRAM πŸ’‘πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬πŸ“βœ”οΈΒ @UNBUMMERSUMMERLIST

***I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR YOUR IDEAS IF YOU HAVE SOME GOOD ACTIVITIES TO ADD TO THE LIST***βž•βž•βž•πŸ“

Unbummer Summer List:

1 homemade Popsicles
2 make a fort
3 run thru sprinklers
4 make a home video/music video
5 breakfast in bed
6 scavenger hunt
7 s’mores
8 silly string fight
9 have a picnic
10 frisbee
11 water fight
12 fingerpaint with food
13 aquarium
14 antiquing
15 fly a kite
16 make paper airplanes
17 homemade play dough
18 pajama party
19 hand clapping games
20 make ice cream sandwiches
21 lemonade stand
22 make a book
23 mini golf
24 play tag
25 build with Legos
26 play mother may I?
27 bike ride
28 draw with sidewalk chalk
29 play dress up
30 hide and seek
31 slip n slide
32 catch fireflies in a jar
33 pick flowers
34 have a pillow fight
35 movie night
36 play cards
37 go out for ice cream
38 watch the clouds
39 do a puzzle
40 go fishing
41 play hopscotch
42 go to a craft fair
43 play board games
44 make an obstacle course
45 piΓ±ata time
46 origami
47 play in the rain/jump in puddles
48 build a sand castle
49 climb a tree
50 wash the car
51 feed the ducks
52 camp out in the yard
53 go fruit picking
54 go to a water park
55 king/queen for a day
56 throw a pie in a face
57 backwards day (dessert first)
58 paint rocks/shells
59 cook a meal together
60 sketch a piece of art
61 make bean pictures
62 make tyedye toast
63 volleyball with a balloon
64 collect seashells
65 watch a sunset
66 make artwork out of nature
67 make ice cream sundaes
68 make jello/kool aid
69 read a book under the tree
70 make a handprint piece of art
71 roast marshmallows
72 food fight
73 horse back riding
74 make something with boxes
75 family facials

Unbummer Summer List Supplies:
(What you will need)

1 homemade Popsicles (sticks)
2 make a fort (sheets)
3 run thru sprinklers (sprinkler)
4 make a home video/music video
5 breakfast in bed
6 scavenger hunt (personalize)
7 s’mores (graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate)
8 silly string fight (string cans)
9 have a picnic
10 frisbee
11 water fight (water guns or balloons)
12 fingerpaint with food (chocolate pudding, yogurt, Google homemade fingerpaint)
13 aquarium
14 antiquing
15 fly a kite (kite)
16 make paper airplanes (paper)
17 homemade play dough (Google recipe)
18 pajama party
19 hand clapping games
20 make ice cream sandwiches (ice cream and cookies)
21 lemonade stand
22 make a book (paper and stapler or pre made blank books)
23 mini golf
24 play tag
25 build with Legos
26 play mother may I?
27 bike ride
28 draw with sidewalk chalk (chalk)
29 play dress up (dress up clothes and accessories)
30 hide and seek
31 slip n slide (can buy at Toys r Us)
32 catch fireflies in a jar (jar, container)
33 pick flowers
34 have a pillow fight
35 movie night
36 play cards (deck of cards)
37 go out for ice cream
38 watch the clouds
39 do a puzzle (puzzle)
40 go fishing (fishing rod)
41 play hopscotch (chalk)
42 go to a craft fair
43 play board games (board games)
44 make an obstacle course (be creative)
45 piΓ±ata time (buy or make a paper mache piΓ±ata)
46 origami (origami paper)
47 play in the rain
48 build a sand castle (sand and different buckets and shovels)
49 climb a tree
50 wash the car (bucket, sponge and soap)
51 feed the ducks (bread)
52 camp out in the yard (tent? 😳)
53 go fruit picking
54 go to a water park
55 king/queen for a day (crown)
56 throw a pie in a face
57 backwards day (dessert first and breakfast last)
58 paint rocks/shells (rocks/shells and paint and paintbrushes)
59 cook a meal together
60 sketch a piece of art
61 make bean pictures (different size and colored beans)
62 make tyedye toast (Google recipe)
63 volleyball with a balloon
64 collect seashells (beach)
65 watch a sunset
66 make artwork out of nature (collect leaves, flowers etc)
67 make ice cream sundaes
68 make jello/kool aid (box of each)
69 read a book under the tree
70 make a handprint piece of art
71 roast marshmallows (marshmallows and sticks)
72 food fight (outdoors with whatever food you choose)
73 horse back riding
74 make something with boxes (extra boxes laying around)
75 family facials (cucumbers and mud mask)

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