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The summer bucket list

Uploaded: Jun 19, 2019
This time of year many people are starting to check items off their summer bucket lists. Some include summer camp experiences like making s’mores, catching a fish, or sleeping in a tent. Some are more focused on improving skills such as learning to swim or ride a bike. Others are focused on traveling to visit friends and relatives.

As the school year was winding down, I wrote our summer plans on a calendar that is now hanging on our wall. Our kids enjoy seeing when we are visiting grandma and grandpa, when we are going to the zoo, the beach, etc.

I also have a list of crafts, science experiments, and other go-to activities for me to turn to when we are in need of inspiration.

When I was looking for summer activities to add to my list, I came across “kindness calendars.” And, while we aren’t doing a full-blown kindness calendar (yet), it reminded me to take a step back and really think about what I want our kids to get out of this summer. I realized I needed to put a bit more attention into more abstract concepts like kindness, sibling bonding, responsibility and honesty.

Our kids are excited to spread kindness this summer by writing letters to grandma, baking cookies for grandpa, and saying “hello” and “thank you” to members of our community.

Everyone’s summer plans look different. But, at the end of the summer, I’m excited to look back and see how much kindness our kids spread and figure out how we can keep the momentum going into the school year.
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Posted by Mary O, a resident of Crescent Park,
on Jun 25, 2019 at 4:31 pm

Mary O is a registered user.

Thank you for spreading kindness and for teaching your children the importance of it!


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Posted by Cheryl Bac, a Almanac Online blogger,
on Jun 25, 2019 at 6:58 pm

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Mary O- Thanks for commenting. Hope you are having a nice summer.


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