A Sandbucket List

16 Jun

You know how people make ‘Bucket Lists’ of things they want to do before they die? Well I decided to make a ‘Sandbucket List’ of things I want to do with my son by the time he’s five. It’s likely I will add things to it, as this is all off the top of my head right now. And possibly some are a bit ambitious by five, but that’s OK.

  1. Go to the zoo
  2. Take a donation to the SPCA and see the animals
  3. Make fruit ice blocks
  4. Have a water fight
  5. Collect fresh eggs from a farm
  6. Ride a pony
  7. Take the same picture every month
  8. Play in the rain & puddles
  9. Make giant bubble wands and blow giant bubbles
  10. Make a time capsule
  11. Build forts
  12. Make a kite and fly it
  13. Paint pet rocks
  14. Make wind chimes
  15. Make lemonade
  16. Wake him up late at night and pack him the car with sleeping bags, drive to the top of a hill and stargaze snuggled up together
  17. Have themed dinner nights – Italian, Chinese, etc.
  18. Dip candles
  19. Tie dye shirts
  20. Go camping and roast marshmallows
  21. Go ice skating
  22. Pick blackberries
  23. Go to the orchestra
  24. Go to a music festival
  25. Write/draw a book together
  26. Go to an outdoor movie
  27. Bake bread together
  28. Do a road trip to a special place
  29. Go sailing
  30. Check out the inside of a lighthouse
  31. Play croquet
  32. Go to a bowling alley
  33. Have fish and chips on the beach
  34. Go see a children’s play
  35. Play frisbee
  36. Learn to hula hoop and skip rope
  37. Pick wild flowers
  38. Press flowers
  39. Have a pillow fight
  40. ‘Drive’ a go cart
  41. Go on a ferris wheel
  42. Go on a rollercoaster
  43. Boogie board in the ocean
  44. Have a garage sale and let him be in charge of the money
  45. Feed the ducks
  46. Make a car out of a box
  47. Finger paint
  48. Put on a puppet show
  49. Play dress ups
  50. Go on a treasure hunt
Fifty things by five!
(I was going to add ‘Play in the dirt’, but he’s done that many times… sometimes with taste testing…)

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