Baton Rouge Area Summer Bucket List {Free Printable}

Summer is in full swing.  That means that the days are much longer, the temperatures are way higher, and kids are looking for things to do!  The Baton Rouge area is full of great activities for this time of year.  Spend time exploring what our great city has to offer, or just make your memories in your own backyard. Please keep in mind, the following list should not serve as a list of things that “I must do or else I’m not a good mom.”  These are just some ideas to kickstart your summer fun.  If you are the type of person who likes to have a plan for each day, and venturing out of the house is usually included in that plan, maybe you could try it all.  Otherwise, maybe you could sit down with your kids and make a list for the summer that includes the things that they would like to do.photo 1 (2)

  • Spend an afternoon at a splash park (my personal favorite is the one at Jambalaya Park in Gonzales)
  • Visit Liberty Lagoon
  • Run through the sprinklers
  • Swim in a pool
  • Jump on the inflatable water slides at Cajun Lagoon
  • Go Tiki Tubing
  • Take swimming lessons
  • Have a water balloon fight
  • Eat a snoball (see how many different flavors you can try over the course of the summer)
  • Make sun tea
  • Attend the Food Truck Wround Up
  • Go to the Red Stick Farmer’s Market
  • Make root beer floats
  • Have a backyard cookout
  • Pick blueberries a the Blueberry Farm
  • Make homemade ice cream
  • Bring your kids to take a cooking class at Young Chefs Academy
  • Make s’mores (and mix them up by adding Nutella or strawberries)
  • Make lemonade and have a lemonade stand
  • Paint pottery at The ARTistico Express
  • Make tie-dye shirts
  • Go camping (at a campground or in your own backyard)
  • Take a walk through Bluebonnet Swamp
  • Visit a park that you haven’t been to before (for a full list of BREC parks, click here)
  • Wash the car
  • Play frisbee
  • Go for a walk along the LSU lakes
  • Blow bubbles
  • Play hopscotch
  • Watch fireworks for the 4th of July
  • Go hiking at Tunica Hills
  • Take a family bike ride along Tammany Trace
  • Lay on a blanket in the back yard and watch the stars

Please feel free to use the following printable to post somewhere in your home.  We hope that you find it useful!

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Click here for PDF download.

Have a wonderful summer!  If you feel inspired by our bucket list, please snap a photo of your family enjoying the activities.  Then, upload it to your favorite social media account and include the hashtag #rsmbsummerfun.  Enjoy!!!

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Megan is a wife and stay-at-home-mommy to Matthew and Benjamin. A Navy brat, she spent her childhood moving and traveling throughout the country. Her family finally settled down in Louisiana, and she has called Baton Rouge her home since she became an LSU Tiger in the fall of 1998. After earning her Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and her Master’s in Secondary Education, she and her husband, Kenny, were married in 2004. For nearly ten years, Megan taught literature on the middle and high school levels. She is passionate about reading and instilling the love of reading to children. After four years of struggling through infertility, they were ecstatic to enter the world of parenthood in 2010. A true lover of lunching with friends, pedicures, exercise, literature, and lattes, her latest interests include tractors, pirates, climbing, and superheroes.

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