Top 7 Back to School Bucket List Ideas

Just a couple more weeks of freedom before the school bell rings and parents can breath a sigh of relief. Even though summers almost over doesn’t mean the fun has to end there. Call me a nerd, but back to school was one of my favourite times of the year.  Fresh notebooks, new clothes, and reuniting with friends are just a couple of reasons why September is awesome. But if your dreading the homework and those hallowed halls, here are our top 10 things you need to do before the school doors open.

7 Things to do Before You Go Back to School


1. Swim in the ocean/lake/pool

It doesn’t matter where you go swimming, but take advantage of the warm weather while it’s still here! When I was growing up, my sister and I would always beg our mum to take us to the pool before school started, it’s just the symbol of my young summers.

2. Finish that summer read

Once you’re back to school you can nearly forget reading for pleasure, especially if you’re heading to University. If you’re halfway through Harry Potter, obviously its a no brainer.

3. Throw one last summer bbq

Soon the snow will start to fall from the sky and you’ll look back longingly on the times you could sit on a patio for hours without a care in the world.

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4. Go to the Fair

Nothing screams summer like wandering around your local fair grounds. Ride the ferris wheel, eat deep fried fair food, win for yourself or someone you love an oversized teddy and live those instagram worthy memories.

5. Run a 5km or a Color Run

While the weather’s still warm, get outside and get moving. Colour runs are such healthy and memorable activities. Check out the people below, they seem to be having a pretty amazing time!

6. Take a last minute road trip

Soon routine will take over. It’s time to live out your spontaneous youthful days during these last couple of years!

7. Dance in the rain

Such a popular bucket list idea, but definitely for a reason. For me the smell after a summers rain is can’t be copied, so fresh, so clean. Break through any reservations and easily knock this one off the bucket list before school starts.

Use every last minute of summer to the fullest.

PS: What activities are you going to cross off your bucket list before school starts?

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Sara Ruthnum

Sara is the marketing and community outreach coordinator for She is passionate about all things travel, culture and sports, and is excited to start knocking off some of her bucket list dreams in the near future. Connect with Sara by emailing or Check out Sara's bucket list here