It’s January again , I mean how fast are the days flying by? It seems just yesterday we celebrated little bears first New Years eve and here we are again.
As one does in the beginning of a new year, I’ve started organising and scheduling our year. Sorting our posting schedules and looking at various challenges for the year.
One of the things i’ve started is a bucket list of things I want to achieve this year, some are easy , others require a bit bigger dreaming 😉
So, I thought why not include a bucket list for little bear?
I know , I hear you groaning … as moms we can bearly keep up with the kids milestone books and extra murals so how will we fit in a bucket list ?
Instead of writing a long list i’m going to post 5 bucket list items a month and work throughout that month to complete them 😊
I hope you’ll join us and share your experiences with us.
To make it easier for us to share your experiences with you ,tag us on your social media with #littlebearsbucketlist or #funmammasa.
January bucket list
- Join a library
- Picnic in a park
- Go for a ride on my bike
- Build a sandcastle
- Bake with mom
1. Join a library
We love to read and have a wide collection of toddler books. Even so i find little bear sometimes wants a new book to read or I want to read a specific book to him and don’t want to spend a fortune on a book we may only read once or twice. That is where the public library comes in handy.
The toddler book range is extensive, you can try out new authors and books at no cost, theres no need to worry about space for new books as you return your books every two weeks (or sooner), your child learns to love and respect books, it’s a fun outing and you can chose specific books to match your child’s interests and abilities never to stress about replacing the books your toddler has outgrown. Your library also loan out dvds, talking books, puzzles and magazines.
So, how do you join the library?
If you aren’t a member already you will need to open a card for you aswell. For that you need your ID and proof of residence. To open your child’s card you will need their birth certificate.
Remember to ask your library for a list of times, services offered and about their story hours and holiday programs to keep your todders busy.
2. Picnic in the park
When last did you pack a picnic basket of all your favourite nibbles and head to your nearest park to enjoy some quality family time?
I love to picnic, and the last picnic we enjoyed was bears teddy bear birthday picnic.
I’m a bit weary of being alone in a park so chose an open park with lots of houses around or take a group with you.
3. Go for a ride on my bike
We very lucky to live both next to the pretty #mycity walkways and close enough to the beach promanade so little bear can enjoy both.
We lazy though and don’t always take him for a ride on his bike.
One of my own goals is to be outside and moving more this year so this bucket list challenge is the perfect way for me to start my daily walks with little bear.
4. Build a sandcastle
Is there anything nicer than the soft cool feel of sand between your toes? Little Bear loves the sand and has now started to copy what we do so building a sand castle together could be alot of fun.
As a little girl I spent hours decorating my sand castles with shells and driftwood imagining they were homes to mermaids and sea creatures. When I was done i’d built an entire town on the beach.
If you don’t live near the beach, let your toddler build a sand castle in the sandpit or garden. Kinetic sand is also great if you cant get outside.
5. Bake with mom
Little bear loves to be in thd kitchen with me. He also wants to do everything we do, so baking is a great activity to bond and build that independance.
He even has his own little apron to help bake in.
I’ll be posting some no bake recipes for you all to try with your children Or you can email me for a copy of the sugar biscuit recipe we’ve been using for the last 26 years, since Tammi first baked with me.
I can’t wait to get little bear and I started on this bucket list .
Enjoy the activities and building memories with your bears manma💖