With September looming, it’s time to get serious about celebrating what’s left of summer! This means that we need to get busy on our final days of summer bucket list and make the most of our school-free time together! I love spending time with my kids. And summer frees us from the responsibilities of the school year. So we can spend our days in a more carefree way. This helps take some of the stress of life away and lets us really enjoy each other.
But my first, and most important, piece of advice is to make August and September time of no (or little) screen time. Back in May already, we decided it was time to just turn the tv/screens off. And the changes I’ve seen in my kids and our entire family are awesome! So I was excited to partner with Step2 to share our final days of summer bucket list with you.
Final Days Of Summer Bucket List + Ideas For Serving Others
Even though summer has been in full swing for almost three months now, there are still so many things we want to do. Or do again. So print off this list, add some of your own ideas, and make some memories with your family too! I don’t know anyone who looks back and wishes they would have spent less time with their kids. So make the most of today and enjoy each other!
I hope you enjoy our Final Days Of Summer Bucket List! I love including ways that the kids and I can bless others in the community too. So that’s why I added a few of those ideas to our list. It’s a fun and easy way to teach the kids compassion and kindness. And a great way to knock some of these off your list is by starting your day serving others and end with a fun activity or treat for the kids! Over the years, I’ve found that the kids really enjoy serving others. Especially when we do it together. And it’s been such an added blessing to our own lives too!
PS> The neighbors always LOVE these Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies! And I love that they are easy to make!
Ride A Roller Coaster?
You may have noticed that one of our bucket list ideas for these last dog days of summer is to ride a roller coaster. Now, my kids actually do love big roller coasters. Even Lucy, who is just 5 adores them. However, they also are in love with their new Step2 Hot Wheels Extreme Thrill Coaster. So whether your kids are brave high rollers or prefer to keep their feet closer to the ground, be sure to check out this fun toy from Step2.
I was surprised to see that the Hot Wheels Extreme Thrill Coaster arrived in three large boxes. However, if I think about it, that makes perfect sense. As one or even two ginormous boxes would be much harder to handle and move. But the boxes arrived at our front door in good shape and the kids were itching to get started with assembling.
I’m happy to report that assembling the Step2 Extreme Thrill Coaster is not terribly hard! But it is a little time consuming. It took my husband and the kids about 40-45 minutes to have it completely together. I did cheat a little and worked on the stickers while the boys were assembling. (The instructions have the sticker application at the very end.) So that little detail shaved about 10 minutes off the final assembly time.
And, of course, a staple when a larger product needs to be assembled is the BOXES! Playing with the big boxes was also a ton of fun! All five of the kids spent the majority of the assembly time taking turns using the boxes as their “houses”. Crawling in and out, going from door to door, and visiting each other. I love seeing their imaginations take over.
Geared for children ages 3 and up, the coaster car can hold a maximum weight of 75 pounds. Only one child should ride at a time. And safety first! Have your kids wear a bike helmet when playing.
Turn your backyard into an amusement park! This 9 foot roller coaster track is made with strong, durable materials that are made to last. This coaster is made in the USA with some imported parts.
Step2 Hot Wheels Extreme Thrill Coaster
Kids big and small love this coaster! Zooming down the ramp brings such a thrill. The kids can’t get enough. Check them out in action:
Safe Platform & Car Design
The top of the platform is about 30″ off the ground so the first thing I did was inspect it for safety. After checking it over, I think Step2 did a great job in their design behind it. The cross brace beneath is very sturdy. And the three side rails along the sides and back create a safe spot for the car to stay when kids push it up. So once the kids push the car to the top, it lands into the holding place and stays put until they push off. The car itself also features a footrest ledge. While there are no handles to hold, the kids easily grasp to the sides of the car as they ride down.
Time To Play
I really love how the kids are able to push the car back to the top without adult help. The ramp is designed with a slight slope and steps which allows the kids be fairly self sufficient with this. And that means that I am able to sit back and just enjoy watching them play to their hearts content without doing all the leg work!
And the easy entry car allows them to climb right in from the front. So as soon as they reach the top, they hop in and are off again!
No matter how many times the kids go down, the joy continues to shine ride after ride! Our youngest three kids (ages 3 1/2 to almost 8) fit in the age and weight limit and have been having so much fun!
Purchase Your Very Own Step2 Hot Wheels Extreme Thrill Coaster
Head on over to Step2 and grab your own Hot Wheels Extreme Thrill Coaster today or check out all the other great items they offer. They have lots of great options that could help you enjoy or complete your final days of summer bucket list!