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Summer Fun Container Craft

My family enjoys traveling and seeing new things, but you probably already know that. What you may not know is that sometimes we can’t decide where to go because we have too many choices.

Earlier this year, I purchased quite a few attraction tickets through Groupon and at a silent auction at our church. With so many options, sometimes we simply can’t decide where to go.

To remedy the problem, I created a simple Summer Fun Container.

summer fun container craft

To get started, I dug through my craft cabinet and found a small container, some vellum paper, stickers and Sharpie markers.

summer fun jar

I spent a few minutes decorating my empty, clean container with stickers.

summer fun jar

Next I made a list of all the places that I already have tickets for.

I may have added places that we already have tickets for, but you could easily create your own list with ideas of things to do with your family. You could get started with:

  • Take a walk at a local park
  • Go out for ice cream
  • Eat somewhere that you’ve never eaten before
  • Go for a night hike
  • Have a family night movie marathon

summer fun jar

I cut them apart.

summer fun jar

And placed them in the container.

summer fun jar

Next time we have a free day, we’ll appoint someone to draw a slip of paper and we’ll be off. Although I did the work on this craft, you could easily get the children involved. They can decorate the container and write down some things they’d like to do for the summer.

So, tell me…who makes the decision of where to go in your home?  

This week I’m joining 8 other bloggers for a week of Summer Bucket List fun. Make sure you stop by and see what the other bloggers have to share. 

Honey @ Sunflower Schoolhouse

Joy @ My Home In The Smokies

Jeniffer & Melissa @ Sisters ‘N Cloth

Tara @ Feels Like Home Blog

Lisa @ Creativlei

Nancy @ Proverbs 31 Jewels

Jennifer @ Teaching Boys

Kelli @ Adventurez In Child’rearing

If you missed my other posts in the series, here you go:

Day 1: Summer Bucket List: Become a Hometown Traveler

Day 2: Finding Local Events and Happenings in your Community


Thursday 12th of July 2012

Your jar is so cute! I love the lettering on your slips of paper! Looks like you have a lot of fun things planned!


kelli- AdventurezInChildRearing

Wednesday 11th of July 2012

I love this - I have a jar too but it so needs to be updated!! great bucket list idea -pinned and shared

Lisa W. (@CreativLEI)

Wednesday 11th of July 2012

I LOVE this idea. It would be a great way for us to introduce each of the 'surprise' items my husband and I have planned.


Tuesday 10th of July 2012

I love this diplomatic way of choosing where to go or what to do! We will have to create us a container and do the same when we move to Colorado. We will all have so many wonderful new places to go and see, that I can see us having a difficult time choosing! Thanks for sharing! Protection Status
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