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2020 Backyard Bucket-list

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Tired of always feeling bored? This year, why not try making a backyard bucket-list? While most bucket lists have expensive, once-in-a-lifetime things to do on them, a backyard bucket-list is full of ways to experience each season by participating in simple, fun activities right from where you are. This list will give you some ideas on what to plan according to each season. Planning fun activities early in the year will help you look forward to things and make the most of your year.

  1. Winter

Spend some time in the snow

If you don’t live in a place where it snows, plan a trip! Snow is the best part of winter and should be enjoyed, especially by those who appreciate the novelty of it. Sledding, building snowmen and having snowball fights are just some of the fun things you can do in the snow. If you are more adventurous, try snowboarding, skiing, or snowshoeing to experience the powder.

Make hot cocoa

Even in a place where it never gets colder than 40 degrees hot chocolate is still divine. Instead of using hot cocoa packets or going to a cafe or coffee shop try making hot cocoa at home! There you can add things like candy canes, caramel syrup, or butterscotch chips to truly make the drink your own.

Try a new fitness class

The winter months are cold, long, and depressing—plus, it’s normal to feel sluggish after the holidays. Trying a new fitness class is an invigorating way to combat sluggishness and seasonal depression. If you like dancing, try taking a Zumba or High-fit class. If you like the idea of punching and kicking, take a karate or kickboxing class. Exercising will help you pass the time and feel better!

2. Spring

Ride a bike

When was the last time you rode a bike for fun? Riding bikes is a great way to explore new places in your hometown while also exercising and getting fresh air. If you don’t have a bike, research rentals in your area.


Picnics are romantic and so is spring. Grab someone you love—a significant other, friend, or family member—and pack a lunch! Picnics can even be enjoyed on a blanket in your home if the weather isn’t permitting.

Plant a garden

One of the best things about spring is all the green buds poking up through the soil. Take part in the joy of spring by planting a garden. If you don’t have access to garden space, plant some herbs or flowers in small pots to keep in your home.

3. Summer

Host a barbeque

No matter your dietary preferences, there is something for everyone at a barbeque—hot dogs, vegetable-kebabs, summer salads. Sharing food is a great way to bring people together, plus you get to enjoy the results of your work.

Go camping

Camping is a neat experience, and you don’t have to go far to do it! Many towns have campgrounds close that you can visit, or you can do it in your backyard. While you could do it inside, the stars do make it more fun.

Have a water fight

During the hot, summer months, a water fight is a great way to cool down and have fun. Water balloons and water guns are choice tools for the best water fights and can be found for reasonable prices at most supermarkets.

  • Fall

Corn Maze

Whether you chose to do a haunted corn maze or a classic one, they are still a fun way to enjoy the season. You can use to see if there is a maze in your area!

Pick pumpkins

Picking pumpkins, whether from a patch or store is a festive way to enjoy the season. There are many shapes, sizes, and even colors to choose from that can be used for carving, decoration, or cooking.

Make apple cobbler

Fall is a cozy holiday and nothing says cozy like comfort foods. With so many apples ripe for the picking, apple cobbler is a perfect baking choice. The smell of cooking apples and cinnamon will have you drooling!

Your year is what you make it. Take advantage of each season and have new or classic experiences right from your home.