Basically I put a small piece of paper inside each ice cream cone. The boys would pull out the paper to discover what the activity was for that day. Super cute idea. The boys loved it. However, it was a lot of work for me. The task of having a DAILY activity all summer long quickly became a stressful chore for this momma.
I decided to do something a little more relaxed and low key this summer.
Presenting....Our Summer Bucket List Poster
It's a simple white poster board that I decorated with images from PicMonkey.
The bucket hanging next to the poster has slips of paper with different activities written on them. Some of the activities are ones the boys came up with on their own, and some I added. As we do an activity, we write it on our poster board.
Even though I didn't want to have the stress of thinking of an activity to do every single day, I did want there to be an element of surprise on some days. So I made this.
A small banner of buckets with pockets so I can slip a paper in the bucket.
I've decided to just pick a couple of days a week to have a planned activity so the boys still get the thrill of pulling out a slip of paper that reveals the fun for that day. I'll likely use these buckets for planned outings.
I'll also let the boys randomly choose an activity from the bucket from time to time. These activities will most likely be crafts or activities at home.
As you can see from our Summer Bucket List poster, we have already done a handful of activities. Last week I took the boys to the park for some playtime and a picnic lunch.
Yes they are dressed exactly the same. And yes they both have a mohawk hairdo. No, it was not my idea to make them look like twins. Whenever Benjamin picks out his clothes for the next day, Caleb then chooses a shirt the exact same color (or in this case, the exact same shirt). Benjamin usually bases his hairstyle on whatever Bubba chooses. So that is why they look like twins.
After some playground fun, Caleb wanted to hit up the basketball court.
Like a good little brother, Benjamin would get the runaway balls for Bubba.
Our summer is in full swing!