Summer is a traditionally busy time. This summer looks like it might be a lot slower paced than in years past, with many things looking different in this unprecedented era of COVID-19. I still love the concept of creating a Summer Bucket List or a Super Summer Challenge though, to keep things fresh and new, as well as to stave off boredom. We’ve tried to do our best to come up with ideas we can do as a family while still practicing social distancing.
A Summer Bucket List should feel fun and energizing, not like a burden! If it seems too hard right now to think of something fun to do or to even the concept of having fun out and about right now, I hear you! Give this a hard pass then. If, on the other hand, you’re looking for ways to break up the monotony and give your daily routine a boost, then a Quad Cities Summer Bucket List that is social distancing friendly might be just the ticket.
Perhaps it will
- Allow you to not worry so much about keeping a routine!
- Ensure your kids will get to do some fun things this summer, including some things they’ve picked themselves.
- Give you some intentional family time to make great memories together.
Some of our Summer Bucket List ideas
Plant a raised bed vegetable garden
Ride the Channel Cat -Boats will be running at approximately half capacity starting May 29 with the goal of making sure families can ride together safely.
Visit Niabi Zoo as soon as it opens
Go for lots of walks and hikes along the river
Make homemade ice cream
Eat lots of ice cream
Create a spray park in our yard if the municipal ones won’t open
Have an outdoor movie night with friends
Make our own Summer Reading Program if the libraries aren’t able to open
Get to a baseball game at Modern Woodman Park
Enjoy the many trails the Quad Cities has to offer
See a summer concert
Visit the fountain at Vander Veer Park
Practice yoga in the park by taking our mats and an iPad to watch a virtual teacher
Take a bike ride by the river
Plant a garden
Make snow cones at home
Enjoy Kurbside Kona Ice when possible
Be sure to do some things just for me from an Adult Summer Bucket List
Go on a road trip
Have a picnic in the yard.
We’d love to see what is on your Summer Bucket List! Whether it’s Pinterest perfect, or scribbled by a nine-year-old on a chalkboard, I can’t wait to see your ideas for Quad Cities Summer Fun, social distancing style.
If you need some great ideas, check out our post of free, family fun in the Quad Cities!