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Summer Bucket List Activities: 30 fun things to do while social distancing

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Written by Megan BruckschenFelician Village at Home Manager

The official start to summer 2020 is quickly approaching! While this summer may be different than other years, there are still safe ways to enjoy this beautiful season. Use the Bucket List Planner as a guide to holding yourself accountable for having a vibrant, enjoyable summer no matter what your interests are. This list was developed with older adults in mind, but many of the activities are great for families, young professionals, empty nesters… well EVERYONE!  

  1. Take a day trip or plan a future trip
  2. Birding
  3. Raise Monarch butterflies or plant butterfly friendly plants  
  4. Set an exercise goal
  5. Read a new book
  6. Virtual or social distancing friendly volunteering
  7. Enjoy a summer salad
  8. Learn to knit or crochet
  9. Plant a container garden
  10. Declutter or organize a drawer, room or your whole house
  11. Update your family tree
  12. Get in touch with old friends or distant family members
  13. Outdoor recreation – golf, biking, hiking, kayaking, fishing, etc.
  14. Start your Christmas shopping
  15. Enjoy a picnic
  16. Journal or write a letter
  17. Be creative – dig into your recycle container, bird feeder, house, etc.
  18. Try a new restaurant for curbside pickup, delivery or outdoor seating
  19. Go to a drive-in movie theater
  20. Watch a sunrise or sunset
  21. Label and organize your printed or digital photos
  22. Learn a new language
  23. Watch the stars
  24. Make ice tea or lemonade
  25. Make a flower arrangement from your garden
  26. Take a rainy day nap
  27. Try something new you have always wanted to but never have
  28. Dress up even if you don’t have anywhere to go – put on a dress or suit, do your hair or makeup, wear extra jewelry
  29. Adopt a pet
  30. Join a new social group, Felician Village at Home is a great place to make new friends!

We hope this list gives you lots of ideas and spurs other ideas to keep yourself busy and active this summer!