May Bucket List: 6 Ways to find your family fun at home

By Helen Bryant, Publisher of Macaroni Kid Louisville Central & Louisville SW May 23, 2019

Spring is in full swing! Don't let it pass you by. Take advantage of the warmer days and longer daylight hours with these seven fun ideas for a spring bucket list that you can complete with your family!

1. Plant a garden!

Never planted a garden before? No need to dig up your yard! You can start small (and manageable!) with just a few pots placed in the sun. You and your kids will learn a lot together about gardening and will have a chance to enjoy the results of your hard work when it's time for harvest! Here are more tips on starting a family garden.

2. Start a family book club

Are your kids reading on their own? Create a family book club! You can either all read the same book, or each chooses a different one. When you're done, hold a backyard picnic where you can talk about your books and why you liked them. Our friends at Page 2 Books and Three Trees Books can make some great suggestions and contactless book sales!

3. Host a game night 

Whether you have time for a few quick hands of cards or a marathon Monopoly game, family game time is a fun way to interact and spend some tech-free time together. If the weather is warm enough, spread a blanket on the grass and play outside!  We have a list of 5 Games Your Family Will Love for inspiration! or better yet Make your own!

4. Play in the rain!

As simple as this sounds, this is one of my best spring memories as a child. Splash in the puddles and let your kids get dirty!

5. Go fly a kite

Visit a favorite park on a breezy day and set your kite loose in the sky! Don't have a kite? Here's a fun tutorial on making your own! 

6. Get out a ball

Host a backyard game of kickball, stickball, baseball, basketball, soccer ... or whatever game you can make up! 

7. Become a photographer

Join our #MKMayContest on Instagram and have your kiddos get creative with the camera!  You can find the theme of the day HERE and you just may win!

Helen Bryant is the publisher of Macaroni Kid Louisville Central and Louisville SW.

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