Is it summer yet?
Each season, our family puts together a list of outdoor activities we hope to do together.
We generate ideas using the round robin method in which each person says one idea and we continue taking turns until everyone has presented all of their ideas.
Here are the ideas that made the first round of brainstorming for this summer.
Daley (7 ¾-years-old)
1. Go kayaking
2. Go camping
3. Go skiing at the indoor ski hill in Bahrain (yes, the Middle Eastern country)
4. Go to Beth and Tim’s Cabin
5. Go fishing on Lake Superior
6. Go to Grandma Katie and Poppy Jack’s house
7. Go to the dump
8. Dig for dinosaurs
Finley (3 ¾-years-old)
1. Snow fight
2. Go camping
3. Go to a cabin
4. Go to a circus
5. Go to Hartley and explore
6. Run, walk, run, walk
7. Get a dog
1. Go on weekly picnics (“for me too,” yells Finley)
2. Go on a book hike
3. Run through the sprinkler
4. Make our own ice cream with pick-your-own strawberries
5. Watch ore ships in Two Harbors
6. Visit all of the area’s farmers markets
7. Walk through the ground fountains in Canal Park
8. Fly kites at Bayfront Park
1. Go mountain biking
2. Walk up the Lester River
3. Visit a new MN State Park (the kids are trying to get all 76 stamps in their MN State Parks Passports)
4. Attend Agate Days in Moose Lake
5. Go swimming in the local rivers, ponds, and lakes
6. Go fly fishing in the Cloquet River
7. Catch tadpoles
Next step will be to narrow our list down by certain criteria, such as cost, timing, feasibility, etc.
I’m guessing indoor skiing in the Middle East is likely to fall from the list, while running through the sprinkler will stay.
Though it never hurts to dream…and dream big.
What’s on your summer bucket list? Share your ideas in the comment box below. Thanks!