Summer Bucket List: Build a Blanket Fort

Stuck inside on a rainy day? Why not build a blanket fort. Pull out all the chairs, blankets and pillows. Get cozy with your favourite book and drink and enjoy the afternoon with your kids.

Summer Bucket List: Make Strawberry Popsicles

To get the full recipe, visit Jelanie’s Shop blog.

Summer Bucket List: Watch a Movie

Did you know that Centertown has outdoor movies? Check out the 2016 schedule here.

Summer Bucket List: Make S’mores

How to make the perfect s’more:

Place on the edge of the grill, away from the direct heat, to melt the chocolate. Meanwhile, skewer a jumbo marshmallow and hold over the heat, turning, until soft and toasted. Put the marshmallow on top of the chocolate, cover with another graham and gently press together as you slide off the skewer.

From the Food Network.

Summer Bucket List: Take a Bike Ride

Ottawa is home to many beautiful bike paths. Here is a link to the cycling map.

Summer Bucket List: Make Paper Airplanes

Check out the website Fold N Fly for a large database on instructions for paper airplanes.

Summer Bucket List: Play in a Sprinkler

Here is a list of the top 10 sprinklers for kids 2016.

Summer Bucket List: Water Gun Fight has lots of options for water guns for less than $15.


Summer Bucket List: Tell Ghost Stories


Here is a list of the 15 best scary stories for kids.

Summer Bucket List: Go to the Zoo

Visit Ottawa’s Reptile Zoo.