Sunday, January 1, 2012

Family Fun List for 2012

Yesterday, on New Year's Eve, we sat down as a family and came up with a list of things that we would like to do in 2012.  It's more short term than a life time bucket list, but I don't actually expect that we'll get everything accomplished in 2012. Some of the activities are really easy and some are a bit more extravagant/difficult as I really can't imagine a surprise Disney World vacation, Disney Cruise and a trip to play in the snow, plus a trip somewhere to pan for gold all happening in the same year! We didn't want to leave any wishes off so they are all included. Well except one - milk a cow - it was my idea, the girls were not impressed and Daddy thought they might be too little so we'll try to visit a dairy and watch someone else milk a cow (or even a goat) instead!

We only came up with our list last evening, so now that I have it all typed up I plan to format it, print it all out and post it on the wall so that we can all keep track of how we are doing. If all goes well and this turns out as planned kick starting a year of fun family memories, we can create a new list every year. Ahem. A fine idea for #99 create a new family tradition. ;) So here's our list. 119 strong. It's such an odd number, I resisted the urge to come up with one more just to round it out - haha.

  Our Family Fun List
1)      go to the beach
2)      make a homemade pie
3)      eat at a teppanyaki grill table
4)      visit the Aquarium
5)      make a gingerbread house
6)      bake roll out cookies
7)      enter a running race
8)      take swimming lessons
9)      go to a parade
10)   watch a real ballet
11)   go on a nature hike
12)   make play dough
13)   go somewhere fun to ride bikes
14)   visit an old fort
15)   go on the glassbottom boat
16)   make a nature collage
17)   build a model
18)   make a diorama
19)   donate some toys (Dad's idea!)
20)   visit the library
21)   go to the movies
22)   paint pottery
23)   make homemade ice cream
24)   make a volcano
25)   wash the car
26)   play BINGO
27)   have a pool party
28)   go fishing
29)   Visit the Deliverance
30)   go to Snorkel Park
31)   swim with the dolphins at Dolphin Quest
32)   visit BUEI
33)   pick up trash with KBB
34)   make a 1000 paper chain
35)   do a 100 days of school project
36)   complete a green activity for Earth Day
37)   plant flowers
38)   stargazing
39)   send a message in a bottle
40)   camp out
41)   Random Act of Kindness – leave a nice note on a strangers car
42)   visit a dairy
43)   visit a vegetable farm
44)   see the glowworms
45)   ride a horse
46)   see a horse show
47)   watch the sunrise
48)   take a ferry ride
49)   take a bus ride
50)   learn some Portuguese words
51)   play miniature golf
52)   watch a gymnastics meet
53)   build a giant sand sculpture
54)   play outside in the rain/puddles
55)   have a monthly family movie night
56)   learn how to eat with chopsticks
57)   take more family photos!
58)   name a star
59)   have a stay-cation at a nice hotel
60)   plant a tree
61)   visit the crystal caves
62)   watch glassblowing
63)   go on a horse and carriage ride
64)   make and bury a time capsule
65)   learn 3 constellations
66)   grow an herb garden
67)   pick our own Halloween pumpkin
68)   have a pajama day
70)   visit the lighthouse
71)   organize a bake sale for charity
72)   visit Nonsuch Island to see the cahows
73)   create a family cook book
74)   colour every single page in a new colouring book
75)   read the Ramona Collection to the girls
76)   host a tea party
77)   create a 365 day photo journal
78)   go on a picnic
79)   Disney Cruise!
80)   surprise Disney World vacation
81)   go whale watching
82)   play in the snow for the first time
83)   make a haunted house
84)   take a train ride
85)   go on a carousel
86)   see a double rainbow
87)   go bowling
88)   sleep under the stars
89)   go see a magic show
90)   learn to jump rope
91)   find a 4 leaf clover
92)   enter something in the Ag Show
93)   Hang a bird feeder
94)   make wind chimes
95)   make homemade Christmas cards
96)   revive and then everyone contribute to our vegetable garden
97)   take a surprise trip on our Minivan Express & see the holiday lights in our PJ's
98)   take a family portrait
99)   start a new family  tradition
100)                       tie-dye a shirt
101)                       go on a scavenger hunt
102)                       build a game for the Spring Fair
103)                       cook every recipe in a kid’s cookbook
104)                       visit Spanish Rock
105)                       keep up with our family meetings
106)                       paint a new talking stone
107)                       see fireworks
108)                       make smores in the front yard
109)                       frequent the local farmer’s market
110)                       pan for gold
111)                       plant sunflowers
112)                       start a butterfly garden
113)                       make a fairy garden
114)                       take a metal detector on the beach and search for treasure
115)                       learn a magic trick
116)                       have afternoon tea at the Princess
117)                       pick strawberries
118)                       redecorate our fish tank
119)                       reduce our carbon footprint for the year
 Hopefully this will inspire you to come up with some fun activities for 2012 also! I'll do my best to keep this updated, crossing out as we go along.

Wishing you a Healthy, Happy & Prosperous New Year where all of your wishes come true!

Update: to see all of the family fun list activities that we have done and that I managed to blog about click here :)

1 comment:

  1. This list rocks! You guys are going to have such a fun year. Can I come over when you do #75?


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