Spending time with family is one of life’s greatest joys. Whether you are at home engaging in conversation, bonding over a board game or taking a spontaneous trip, it’s important to set aside quality family time that will not only improve your overall family dynamics but will also help create memories that will last a lifetime.

Why Create a Family Bucket List?

Every new year that rolls around brings a new opportunity to plan special activities for the whole family to enjoy. A family bucket list is a perfect way to get the entire family involved; it encourages creative thinking, and it gives your family goals and accomplishments to strive towards. Children grow quickly, so it’s important to make the most of the time you have together.

Here are a few reasons why you should create a family bucket list:

Creating a bucket list for your family gives you a sense of purpose. It’s a way to set fun goals, do something you know your family wants to do, and provides aspiration.

Speaking of aspiration, a bucket list is a perfect way to set family goals. Your list will give you direction and guide your family towards new goals to achieve and experiences to cherish for years to come.

When creating your list, think of ways to explore new places and unfamiliar faces. Traveling is an excellent way for your children to see the world outside of their community. Think of places that you went to and enjoyed in your younger years.

With travel and exploration comes knowledge, which is always a good thing for the whole family no matter what ages. Learn new cultures, traditions, foods, different languages, and gain a new perspective and understanding for the world around you!

Ways to Brainstorm Ideas for Your Family Bucket List:

Check out Pinterest for tons of ideas for your family bucket list. Search the internet for things to do in your area or within driving distance. Grab a guidebook of your city if available and look at recommendations listed inside. What would a tourist do or where would they go if they were visiting your city? Have fun brainstorming ideas together and make a list of the things that look fun and intriguing.

Ideas for Your Family Bucket List:
Parks & Nature Trails
Factory Tours
Destination Restaurants
Historical Buildings & Landmarks
Take a Train to Commute
Fairs & Festivals
Sporting Event
Visit Museums
Explore with Geocaching
Outdoor Movie
Random Acts of Kindness
Visit a Farmers Market