That first spring day after a long winter is something magical. The quite outside suddenly fills with life again. Even moderately cool days still feel amazing after a long, cold winter. After so many days stuck inside during the winter months, there is a burning desire to get outside. To go explore. To go on new adventures.
With so much to do in the spring months, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. We rely heavily on our spring bucket list to make the most of our spring season and be purposeful in the fun activities and things we want to do.
Without a plan in writing, we often don’t get around to doing the things we love. We have found that if we write down our plans (and then schedule them), they actually happen. If we just say, “One day, we should do <enter whatever fun activity here>”, they never seem to happen. Either we forget about them, or simply run out of free time to schedule them.
That is why having a spring bucket list is a must have!
Table of Contents
- Why do you need a spring bucket list?
- How do you put together a spring bucket list?
- Putting your spring bucket list into action.
- What to put on your spring bucket list.
- Download your spring bucket list template.
WHY DO YOU NEED A SPRING BUCKET LIST?
- Do you sit around wondering how you can fill your days?
- Are your weekends filled with various birthday parties and you never have time to fit in your own family fun?
- Do you look back on prior months and wish you did certain activities that you never got a chance to do?
- Do you always intend to catch up with certain friends (or schedule play dates) but never come around to doing it?
- Do you have a list of books your want to read, movies you want to see, or concerts you want to attend?
- Do you wonder what to do with the kids on a rainy day?
- Do you look back on the spring and wonder where it went, but don’t have anything to show for it?
- Do you want to maximize your spring and have THE MOST FUN EVER?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need a spring bucket list!
A spring bucket list is a simple resource that encourages you to brainstorm all the fun activities that you want to plan. Having a spring bucket list encourages you to think about the life that you want to live and is the first step to putting it into action. By putting together a spring bucket list, you are forced to think about all the things you want to do, people you want to see, places you want to visit, and put them out into the universe to happen.
Putting together a family spring bucket list gives everyone in the family a chance to choose adventures and contribute to your family’s precious memories.
HOW DO YOU PUT TOGETHER A SPRING BUCKET LIST?
Typically, you put together a spring bucket list in the beginning of the spring, but there isn’t any reason you can’t start mid-spring! All you need is a paper, pen, and your thinking caps on. (Of course, I’m biased, and would suggest using my spring bucket list template, but you can use a simple blank paper as well.) (See the form below to access your free printable spring bucket list template.)
To start, brainstorming all of the fun activities and adventures you want to go on. I like to categorize my bucket lists into the following categories:
- Outdoor Activities
- Indoor Activities
- Nighttime Activities
- Places to Go
- Playdates to Schedule
- People to Visit
- Things to Make
- Things to Learn
I like to do this together as a family. That way everyone gets a say and can contribute to planning the fun.
HOW TO ACCESS YOUR FREE SPRING BUCKET LIST TEMPLATE
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PUTTING YOUR SPRING BUCKET LIST INTO ACTION
Once you have your spring bucket list, you have to put it into action. Writing it all down is a good first step but planning it out is even better. Grab a calendar to start scheduling out when you want to do the various activities on your list.
I prefer to schedule out the big activities in advance but leave some room for spontaneity. (You can’t predict the weather for the whole season so it would be hard to schedule out all the outdoor and indoor activities in advance without knowing the weather.)
WHAT TO PUT ON YOUR SPRING BUCKET LIST?
Every list is going to be different, but here are some ideas and activities that we have on our spring bucket list.
fly a kite
go to a ball game
go to the playground
go to the zoo
have a scavenger hunt
have an egg hunt
make a mud pie
picnic at the beach/park
play in the rain
play with sidewalk chalk
ride a bike
run a 5k race
visit a farm
build a blanket fort
cook a new recipe
create a care box for our troops
create a memory box or time capsule
do a puzzle
have a tea party
go to the movies
play a board game
visit your local library
write a letter to a friend
have a sleepover
make your own pizza night
THINGS TO MAKE
build a garden
create photo books
decorate Easter eggs
hand-print flower pots
make chalkboard wall (directions here!)
make a wind chime
make homemade ice cream
make homemade Play-Doh
OTHER IDEAS FOR SPRING BUCKET LIST
Books to read
Concerts you want to attend
Movies you want to watch
People to visit
Places to go
Playdates to schedule
Things you want to learn about
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