How To Make An Inspiring Homeschool Bucket List

Do you have a bucket list? I’m not a big fan of the term. I think it’s a bit grim. I prefer to call it my ultimate to do list. I have one and it’s filled with my dreams and master plans. The bucket list that I want to talk about today, though, is for homeschool. It’s a list of the things I want to teach my daughter, or things I want to do with her, before she graduates from homeschool. If you want to make your own list, consider these ideas:

  • What did you love to do as a child? Could any of those things be educational?
  • What was challenging for you as a child? Would any of those experiences be positive?
  • What opportunities are available in your area?
  • What activities would you encourage, given your homeschooling values?
  • What hands on activities would make your lessons stick?
  • What do you wish someone had taught you?
  • What skills could you pass on?
  • What shared interests could you pursue together?

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There are many books to help you make your bucket list. Check these out and then have a look at my homeschool bucket list below.


The 52 Lists Project: A Year of Weekly Journaling Inspiration

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More Than a Bucket List:
Making Your Dreams, Passions, and Faith a Reality

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The Sand Bucket List:
366 Things to Do With Your Kids Before They Grow Up

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The Great Canadian Bucket List: One-of-a-Kind Travel Experiences

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The Great Atlantic Canada Bucket List: One-of-a-Kind Travel Experiences

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What is on your homeschool bucket list? You can look at my Ultimate Homeschool To Do List for some inspiration:

  1. Keep a history timeline notebook.
  2. Study everything written by C.S.Lewis.
  3. Do art everyday for a year.
  4. Grow and use an indoor herb garden.
  5. Make her own weekly work plan.
  6. Be a tourist in Ottawa.
  7. Keep a nature journal for a year.
  8. Plan and prepare a dinner party.
  9. Complete a course in Catholic apologetics.
  10. Star gaze away from city lights.
  11. Fish in a stocked pond.
  12. Go sledding on a big hill.
  13. Learn to play piano.
  14. Be responsible for a church ministry.
  15. Pick her own fruit and berries.
  16. Learn to swim.
  17. Take dancing lessons.
  18. Play tennis.
  19. Learn French, Latin, Spanish and Sign Language.
  20. Go Christmas carolling.
  21. Give unused belongings to charity.
  22. See a professional theatre production.
  23. Give a history presentation is costume.
  24. Design the perfect playground.
  25. Visit a petting zoo or petting aquarium.
  26. Read 100 children’s classics.
  27. Visit a working historical site.
  28. Research and gather a collection.
  29. Have a snail mail penpal.
  30. Master a craft.
  31. Study a variety of artists and try out their techniques.
  32. Study our family’s countries of origin.
  33. Learn how to cook family recipes.
  34. Responsibly manage a blog.
  35. Observe Lent.
  36. Learn how to keep a house clean.
  37. Have a conversation about the “Great Books“.
  38. Manage money.
  39. Use a map on a road trip.
  40. Be in a book club with Mom.
  41. Learn to judge literature critically.
  42. Put school on hold to pursue a passion.
  43. Have a regular family game night.
  44. Play croquet.
  45. Construct a habitat wall mural.
  46. Hatch and grow an insect.
  47. Act in a play.
  48. Sing in a choir.
  49. Build a dollhouse together.
  50. Know all about our First Nations.

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One thought on “How To Make An Inspiring Homeschool Bucket List

  1. sweepingupjoy says:

    We’re really trying to focus on reading aloud as a family every day. I’d like to get in the habit of a family rosary. I think we’ll borrow some of your ideas as well for our bucket list. 🙂

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